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This award is proudly presented to the honoree by the Brainz Magazine Selection Committee, in recognition for their creative and innovative ideas, adaptability in business, or for their contributions to sustainability and mental health projects.

CREA Global Award presented to

Cindy Machles

CEO, Entrepreneur and Co-founder Of Glue Advertising

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Caroline Winkvist



Daniel Ålund

Selection Committee

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Cindy Machles

Cindy has long been a leader and pioneer in marketing, advertising and branding. While part of the big-conglomerate world, she took an entrepreneurial approach as one of the first to apply marketing principles from consumer-packaged goods to healthcare. This ultimately revealed an unmet need that inspired her to create and lead an independent operating unit within WPP that developed branding exclusively for prescription products. Additionally, as part of her WPP responsibilities, she became Global Practice Leader, a position created just for her. In that role, she successfully raised the standards of strategic thinking and delivery throughout Grey Healthcare Group offices on a global scale—in less than 24 months. Seeking to disrupt the industry again, she joined forces with long-time copywriting partner Alan Rothenberg to envision and launch Glue Advertising in 2013 as a more strategic, innovative, nimble, and accountable communications company. The changes they’ve made to the agency model have been appreciated by clients and industry watchers alike. Glue has been recognized as a top 20 NYC agency since 2015 and a top digital agency on a global scale! In 2019, Cindy got out in front of the latest trends, taking on the role of US consultant to Singapore-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) media company SQREEM. And now in partnership with SecureCHEK AI, she is on the cusp of revolutionizing how advertising collateral is developed--at the push of a button. This will save marketers millions of dollars and months and months of time that can be reallocated to reaching and influencing their target audiences sooner. Finally, as an adjunct to Glue, she is in the process of building YourMedEdge, a network of healthcare experts who bring consumers the latest trends and discoveries from the floor of major medical meetings in a language they can understand.

Jennifer Flynn

President and Founder of The Balance Maven

leonardo dicaprio

Actor, environmentalist and philanthropist

Hanna Hermansson

Founder and CEO of Done for You Copywriting for Coaches

Richard Branson

Billionaire, entrepreneur, business magnate and founder of Virgin Group

Lotta Spjut

Entrepreneur / CEO / TEDx- & Global Speaker / Inspirational Trainer

Cindy Machles

CEO, Entrepreneur and Co-founder Of Glue Advertising

Sophia Amoruso

Founder of Girlboss Media. Serial entrepreneur and bestselling author

Bill Gates

Developer, investor, author, and philanthropist. Founder of Microsoft

Lily Zheng

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion speaker, strategist, and consultant

Ryan Holmes

Programmer, Entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Hootsuite

Taya Slobodjaniuk

Founder of Expat Psychologist

and Expat Expert

Thomas Helfrich

CEO & Founder of Podcast host of the "Ai Nerd"

Brené Brown

Research professor, lecturer, best-selling author, and podcast host

Marc Randolph

Tech entrepreneur, advisor, speaker and first CEO of Netflix

Bill Simmons

American sports analyst, podcaster and CEO of the website The Ringer

Agnes Chau

Transformational Life Coach and Private Consultant

Samaria Torres

CEO & Founder of The International Breakthrough Academy

Billy Carson

Entrepreneur, TV host, producer, and founder of 4biddenknowledge

Mila Kunis

Actress and fundraiser

Kiara Streater

President and CEO of Extraordinary Headhunters LLC

Victoria Rader

Bestselling Author, Podcast Host, Former Monk & Purpose Coach

Stephanie Shepherd

Environmental advocate, and Co-Founder of Future Earth

Max Moinian

Masters in Urban Planning and Co-Founder of Future Earth

david attenborough

Broadcaster, biologist, natural historian and author

Sallie Krawcheck

CEO and Co-Founder of Ellevest

Highlights from the 2022 list

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