Meet the D&AD Impact Council

The D&AD Impact Council is made up of senior figures from across the creative, social entrepreneur, Venture Capital and NGO space and exists to support and represent D&AD Impact’s mission to drive creativity that powers change.

Gal Barradas

Strategist & Business Woman Gal Barradas Brand&Venture

After working at great agencies for 28 years, and being a partner and co-founder of BETC São Paulo, Gal Barradas launched a new company for developing startups technology-based at the segments of Fintech and Education. Gal also part in women's leadership groups, mentoring entrepreneurs. She is a counsellor of the Verdescola Institute NGO, and is also a marketplace columnist at Marie Claire Magazine.

Gal Barradas is the only woman on the list of the advertising professionals most admired by the Advertisers (Scopen 2016/2017), and was also one of the Women to Watch in 2017. She also ranks among the 10 advertising professionals most admired by colleagues.

Gal is a co-author of the Woman Interrupted app that seeks to reduce manterrupting within the corporate environment; this app has been downloaded in over 100 countries.

In 2017, Gal became a speaker on TEDx São Paulo. In 2018, released her first book about the impact of technology on communication entitled “New Questions, Different Answers”.

She graduated in Business Administration in Brazil and then pursued graduate studies in Semiotics, in France.