Hawthorne is proud to announce that the Los Angeles Business Journal has selected owner/CEO Jessica Hawthorne-Castro as a finalist for the L.A. Biz Women of Influence awards for the second year in a row. This program honors women business leaders who innovate, succeed and pay it forward. The winners will be announced at the Women’s Summit on Friday, June 23 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live.
In Women of Influence, L.A. Biz recognizes leaders with a clear track record of success who stand out for their achievements in the marketplace, as well as their commitment to community. Being selected as a finalist is a testament to Hawthorne-Castro’s vision and track record as CEO of Hawthorne, as well as her extensive involvement with mentoring and philanthropic causes.
Hawthorne is a recognized champion of accountable advertising, garnering billions in sales and 450+ creative awards for Fortune 500 clients. As chief executive, Hawthorne-Castro has strategically transitioned Hawthorne’s legacy of performance-driven advertising to brand response, creating their trademark: The Art of Brand, The Science of Response®. She encourages women in leadership roles, and has an executive team headed by many women in director and vice president roles who follow her example of a strong and confident female leader.
Beyond her leadership at Hawthorne, Hawthorne-Castro is actively involved in the community through philanthropic efforts and participates with global leadership organizations, like the Young Presidents Organization, Vistage, and TED. She is a contributor to various industry publications, including AdAge, AdWeek and The Wall Street Journal, and routinely participates on industry discussion panels. For all her efforts, she has won numerous awards, including “Women’s Summit Awards Nomination” and “Woman of Influence” in 2016; “40 Under 40” by DMN; “Female CEO of the Year in Advertising & Marketing” by CEO World Awards.