NEW YORK, USA // Dubbed the Lioness Who Roared, 30-year advertising veteran and founder of #WomenNotObjects Madonna Badger is Founder and Chief Creative Officer of the Badger Agency.
Prior to founding her agency at the age of 29, Madonna began her career at Esquire and Madame Figaro in Paris, before launching the first issue of Allure. In 1990, she joined Calvin Klein and her work on the Mark Wahlberg and Kate Moss campaigns for the launch of CK One helped reinvent the company.
Madonna previously served as the President of the Glass Lions jury and currently chairs the "See It Be It" mentorship initiative, a program devoted to advancing the future of female creative directors in the industry. Through the UN's Department of Public Information, she was also the recipient of the first annual Media for Social Impact SDG 5, Gender Equality Award for her work to strive for gender equality in the media and advertising world.
Recently Inc. Magazine recognized Madonna for rooting out sexism in the ad industry in their Female Founders 100; Adweek named her a “Disruptor” for spearheading revolution and the 4A’s recognized her as one of the 100 People Who Make Advertising Great. This past September, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW).