Read about all of the nominees here: https://www.greenbook.org/PDFs/2018_Q3_Q4_GRIT_Report.pdf

GRIT reportThe GRIT Future list recognizes leadership, professional growth, personal integrity, and a passion for excellence in the next generation of insight creators, users, and communicators. We are pleased to present and honor the sixteen rising stars in the expanding insights universe.

GreenBook and Zappi are proud to announce the inaugural GRIT Future List — an awards program to inspire, support, and celebrate young leaders who are driving consumer insights forward in important and unexpected ways.

The List recognizes leadership, professional growth, personal integrity, and a passion for excellence in the next generation of insight creators, users, and communicators. These honorees have exceptional academic backgrounds, advanced career performances, and a wide variety of research and volunteer roles. They’ve published research, received numerous collective awards and accolades, and performed at conferences (including TED) around the world.

With hundreds of nominations of incredibly impressive submissions, this year’s judging process was a challenge. Gregg Archibald of Gen2 Advisors, a Future List judge, describes his experience while reviewing the candidates: “We couldn’t have asked for a better group of leaders to feature this first year. This list makes me feel incredibly optimistic about the future of our industry.”

Each of these honorees has less than a decade of experience in the insights industry, yet all are paving their way to being a recognizable and lasting name in our field. We are pleased and excited to bring to you the future leaders of insights.

Arundati DandapaniArundati Dandapani, Volunteer, Generation1.ca, Toronto, Canada

FROM THE NOMINATOR:“Her gaze is set on the future, even as her actions shape the present in her quest for a more inclusive, diverse and interesting industry that’s truly representative of our world.”

Arundati is a resilient and proactive digital media, communications and marketing research professional. As a new immigrant to Canada, she is focused on intersecting North American research infrastructure with the entrepreneurial economics of other geographies to address complex global challenges. She has served Canada’s MRIA in multiple capacities and is the upcoming Vice-Chair of the Emerging Leaders Task Force Committee.