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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

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


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 everyday and we’re so inspired!”


4 June

Entries Close

Tuesday 4 June 2024 $299+GST

11 June

Late Entries Close

Monday 11 June 2024 $399+GST

15 July

Shortlist Announced

Monday 15 July 2024

16 August

Awards Night

Friday the 16th of August at the White Bay Cruise Terminal




The on time entry deadline for submitting your entry is Tuesday 4 June 2024 (11:59:00 pm AEST). Late entries are accepted until Monday 11 June 2024 (11:59:00 pm AEST).

Early bird entries are charged at $299 (ex GST). Late entries are $399 (ex GST). Prices are per entry, per category.

Agency Sales/Account Management

Best Ad Campaign - Championing the Equality Cause


Business Support

Casting Agent

Champion of Change


Client Services


Creative Producer



Executive Leader

Glass Ceiling Award

- SPONSORED BY Marie Claire

Journalist / Producer


Media Buyer / Planner

- SPONSORED BY Paramount

Media Sales / Account Management


People and Culture

Project Manager

Public Relations

Rising Star

Social Change Maker

- SPONSORED BY Australian Women's Weekly

Social Media


Sustainability ChampioN - NEW