This program recognises those exceptional women who have achieved success in their professional arenas and celebrates their invaluable contribution through their leadership, innovation, and courage to their industry.

Kumi Taguchi - TV/Radio Host | Writer | Speaker | MC

Initially training as a classical violinist, Kumi Taguchi has spent over two decades building an expansive and illustrious career in media, from radio, television, current affairs, and long-form documentary. Most recently, Kumi has been welcomed as the new host of SBS’s flagship current affairs program Insight, ‘Australia’s leading forum for ideas’. Prior to Insight Kumi has held a number of roles at the biggest names in Australian media including ABC, Classic FM, Triple J; as well as Star TV and Asian Television in Hong Kong. A regular host of major live events, Kumi has graced the stage for ​the Australian of the Year Awards, Stargazing Live,​ and ​The Invictus Games​ in Sydney in 2018, broadcasting to a global audience of 60 million. Outside of the workplace, Kumi is always up for an adventure, especially one that pushes her physical and mental limits. She has reported live from the Sydney to Hobart yacht race, and has run two half marathons and a marathon in central Australia!

Leigh Sales AM - Keynote Speaker

Leigh Sales is one of Australia’s most respected journalists. As the anchor of the ABC’s flagship current affairs program, 7.30, she has interviewed dozens of world leaders and celebrities, including Hillary Clinton, Tony Blair, Henry Kissinger, the Dalai Lama, Paul McCartney, Patti Smith, Harrison Ford, Leonardo DiCaprio and Julie Andrews. She has interviewed every living Australian prime minister and anchors the ABC’s federal election coverage. Leigh is the winner of three Walkley Awards, Australia’s highest journalism honour; the author of three books, Detainee 002, On Doubt and the most recent best seller Any Ordinary Day and the co-host of a wildly popular podcast called Chat 10 Looks 3 with Annabel Crabb.

  • 3/6

    Entries Close

    Friday 3rd June 2022 $299+GST

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    Friday 10th June $399 + GST

  • 22/7

    Shortlist Announced

    Friday 22nd July 2022

  • 19/8

    Awards Night

    Friday 19th August @ The Venue, Alexandria

Award Categories

Agency Sales/Account Management
Best Ad Campaign
– Championing the Equality Cause

Business Support
Casting Agent
Champion of Change
Creative Producer
Executive Leader
Glass Ceiling Award
– sponsored by marie claire
Journalist / Producer
– sponsored by Twitter
Media Buyer / Planner
– sponsored by Twitch

Media Sales / Account Management


People and Culture

Public Relations


Rising Star
– sponsored by OMD

Social Change Maker
– sponsored by Australian Women’s Weekly



People’s Choice

– sponsored by Pinterest

Woman of the Year
– sponsored by Are Media

Lifetime Achievement
– sponsored by QMS

NEW Social Media

NEW Project Manager

NEW Client Services

18/8 - Finalist’s Breakfast

This exclusive breakfast, hosted by Are Media, will bring together 100 of the fabulous, shortlisted entrants of the 2022 Women in Media Awards.

It will be an opportunity to celebrate, converse, and connect the day before the big show!

Thursday 18th August 2022

Venue: Wisteria Room, Centennial Homestead

Celebrating 2021

Get inspired by the fabulous women recognised in our Power List and  Women in Media Award winners in 2021!

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