Nov 03, 2021

YML Leaders to Judge the 2022 Webby Awards

YML Leaders to Judge the 2022 Webby Awards

YML is proud to have two of our own — Marcela Lay and Soli Moshfeghian — as members of The Academy, a 2000+ member judging body comprised of leading Internet experts, business figures, luminaries, as well as former Webby Winners, Nominees and other Internet professionals.

Presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet.

Marcela Lay

SVP and Head of Client Strategy and PMO 

Marcela is a strategic customer experience executive with 18+ years of experience working with Fortune 500 clients like State Farm, Albertsons, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Delta Air Lines and The Coca-Cola Company. With broad and deep expertise in various industries, she brings a holistic and strategic approach to digital products and experience solutions. Marcela has spent her career redefining the status quo and breaking gender, ethnic managerial glass ceilings for her and everyone she leads.

She has been widely recognized for both her work and leadership — having been included among Campaign's prestigious “40 over 40” winners, a Women of Inspiration Authentic Leader Award winner, a dual The Stevie® Awards winner for “Maverick of the Year” & “Women-run workplaces”, a winner of the “Women Worth Watching®” Award and a “WIT Women of the Year” Honoree.

Soli Moshfeghian

Creative Director at YML

Soli’s work has been shaping some of the world’s most innovative brands from Google and Instagram to Panasonic & Shopify. Her work spans from product design, experiential pop-ups and emerging experiences to consulting and R&D ventures.She has been recognized by global award shows from Cannes and Webbys to One Show and Clio.

She is a thought leader in the future of design and is currently exploring the boundaries of emerging technology in e-commerce and sensorial retail. Beyond her craft, she’s driving growth through culture, diversity and inclusion.

Considered the Internet’s most respected symbol of success, The Webbys honors excellence in 8 major media types: Websites and Mobile Sites, Video, Advertising, Media & PR, Social, Apps and Software, Games, Podcasts, and Virtual & Remote.

Winners of the 26th Annual Webby Awards will be announced in May 2022. The 25th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 13,500 entries from nearly all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide. 

YML has won nine Webbys in two years for our client work with Thrive Market, State Farm, Universal Music Group and dosist.