B&T’s Women in Media Awards, presented by Are Media, are BACK.

 

These awards recognise the exceptional female-identifying talent who have achieved incredible success in their professional arenas, as well as those who mentor and support other women.

 

This year, we have 26 categories spanning the advertising, marketing and media industries. Women at any level of their business—from CEOs to new starters—are welcome to enter.

 

We are also delighted to announce a new category for 2024: Sustainability Champion.

 

All entries will be judged by a panel of industry leaders.

 

The award ceremony, sponsored by Are Media, will be held on Friday 16 August at Sydney’s White Bay Cruise Terminal.

The Event

B&T’s Women in Media Awards, presented by Are Media, will once again be taking over Sydney’s White Bay Cruise Terminal. The event will feature an exceptional keynote speaker, a slap-up sit-down dinner, dancing and celebrating!

DATES  |  CATEGORIES  |  CRITERIA

THE SPEAKERS

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 AM is a multi award-winning author and journalist at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and for twelve years, anchored the network’s prime time current affairs program 7.30. She has been the face of the ABC’s major events coverage, including federal election and budget nights. She has interviewed every living Australian Prime Minister and innumerable world leaders and celebrities from Hillary Clinton and Tony Blair to Paul McCartney and Elton John. Leigh has held numerous roles at the ABC, including as Washington Correspondent, and is a three-time winner of Australia’s highest journalist prize, the Walkley Award. She’s the author of four books, including the national bestseller Any Ordinary Day and most recently Well, Hello. Leigh also co-hosts a wildly popular podcast with Annabel Crabb called Chat 10 Looks 3.

It attracts hundreds of thousands of downloads monthly and has an associated facebook group with almost 40,000 members. In 2018, Leigh was awarded the Order of Australia for her services to Journalism. She has a Bachelor of Journalism and a Master of International Relations and was awarded Deakin University’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award.

“It is unbelievable recognition 
for all the work that we we do every day and we’re so inspired!”

—— Melissa Fein, CEO, Initiative Australia and New Zealand

Key Dates

11 April

Entries Open

Thursday 11 April 2024

11 June

Entries Close

Tuesday 11 June 2024 $299+GST

18 June

Late Entries Close

Tuesday 18 June 2024 $399+GST

24 June

People’s Choice voting opens

Monday 24 June 2024

8 July

People's Choice voting closes

Monday 8 July 2024

12 July

Early bird tickets close

11.59pm AEST Friday 12 July 2024

15 July

B&T's Women in Media Awards, presented by Are Media, finalists announced

Monday 15 July 2024

16 August

Awards Night

Friday 16 August at the White Bay Cruise Terminal

About Awards

B&T’s Women in Media Awards have been championing women in our industry and advancing gender equality for more than a decade. The Women in Media Power List, revealed on the awards night, also sines a light on current industry leaders.

About awards

B&T’s Women in Media Awards have been championing women in our industry and advancing gender equality for more than a decade. The Women in Media Power List, revealed on the awards night, also sines a light on current industry leaders.

Agency Sales/Account Management

Best Ad Campaign - Championing the Equality Cause

- SPONSORED BY Are Media

Business Support

Casting Agent

Champion of Change

Client Services

Creative

Creative Producer

Employer

Entrepreneur

Executive Leader

- SPONSORED BY MiQ

Glass Ceiling Award

- SPONSORED BY Marie Claire

Journalist / Producer

Marketing

- SPONSORED BY Mamamia

Media Buyer / Planner

- SPONSORED BY Paramount

Media Sales / Account Management

Mentor

People and Culture

Project Manager

Public Relations

Rising Star

Social Change Maker

- SPONSORED BY Australian Women's Weekly

Social Media

Strategy

Sustainability Champion * NEW FOR 2024

Tech

Lifetime Achievement

- SPONSORED BY QMS

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