We are proud to announce that Julia Görnandt, DACH Director and our Berlin Location Manager, has been named to the third annual GRIT Future List of emerging leaders. This award program seeks to inspire, support, and celebrate young leaders who are driving consumer insights forward in unexpected ways.

The GRIT Future List recognizes leadership, professional growth, personal integrity, and a passion for excellence in the next generation of insights creators, users, and marketers. Julia is among 18 honorees who have outstanding multidisciplinary career performances, and a wide range of research, community roles, and entrepreneurial ambitions.

“What a terrific recognition by industry thought leaders! It hugely motivates me to continue going the extra mile for my clients by understanding the ‘psychology’ of people and translate into marketing and business strategies, and to be a mentor for the next generation of market researchers.”  – Julia Görnandt

Julia advanced quickly from market research rookie to a leader managing international projects and developing several well-received industry papers and publications. In 2018 she took on the role of SKIM’s Germany location lead, successfully building SKIM’s DACH* business from scratch into a self-sustaining business unit (despite the pandemic craziness). In 2 short years, Julia and her growing team developed new client partnerships with multiple large DACH-based international clients. Award nominations and invitations to speak at conferences are clear indicators that her talent and energy make an impact in the insights industry.

According to GreenBook, hundreds of nominations and very impressive submissions were received across the across the insights industry. Each of these honorees has a decade or less in the insights industry, yet all are well on their way to having a lasting impact on the direction of our field. These leaders were nominated by peers and hand-selected by a team of ten highly recognizable professionals.

This is the second time a SKIMmer has made this list; Remy Denton, VP and our Atlanta Location Manager was named to the GRIT Future List in 2019.

*Germany, Austria and Switzerland