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 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.
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    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



– sponsored by Salesforce

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 2022

Get inspired by the fabulous women recognised in our Power List and  Women in Media Award winners in 2022!

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