It was a packed house on Friday night as more than 500 finely-dressed industry representatives flocked to Doltone House – Jones Bay Wharf in Sydney to celebrate B&T’s Women in Media Awards for 2018.
This year saw a record number of entries for the sixth annual awards, which were hosted once again by SBS World News presenter Janice Petersen.
David Hovenden, editor-in-chief of B&T and owner of its publishing house, The Misfits, said: “Equality, inclusion and optimism have been three things we have held dear at The Misfits since we founded the company four years ago. Equality not only is the moral thing to do – it’s smart business practice.
“The same goes for inclusion. It’s only when we make a space where everyone’s voice is heard that we can make a society everyone is happy to be a part of.
“Finally, optimism stems from our belief that we’ve come a long way and moved forward in leaps and bounds. We’re committed to playing our part to ensure we continue to focus on what’s right within this industry to overcome what’s wrong.”
A total of 21 awards were handed out on the night. Congrats again to all of the shortlisted candidates for this year, and of course to our winners.
Special shout outs to Women in Media Power List winner Aimee Buchanan (OMD), Woman of the Year Kirsty Muddle (Cummins&Partners), Lifetime Achievement award winner Ita Buttrose and People’s Choice winner Doris Li (Bastion Collective).
See the full list of winners from the Women in Media Awards below, and check out all the winners in the gallery above!
Best Ad Campaign – Championing the Equality Cause
‘I’d Like to See That’, AFLW launch – BecBrideson.com
Anna Karena – CX Lavender
Karla Henwood – Nylon Studios
Lauren Quantaince – Storyation
Deborah Clay – Australian Radio Network
Male Champion of Change
Chris Howatson – CHE Proximity
Michelle Martinis – Suncorp
Sophie Price – Bohemia
Esther Clerehan – Clerehan Pty Ltd
Emma-Jane Granleese – History Will Be Kind
Rachael Hocking – NITV
Bec Brideson – BecBrideson.com and Venus Comms
Tish Timbakau – Dentsu Aegis Network
Agency Sales/Account Management
Amelia Priday – Havas Media
Media Sales/Account Management
Kathryn Carter – Snapchat
Social Change Maker
Sherele Moody – The RED HEART Campaign
Doris Li – Bastion Collective
Woman of the Year
Kirsty Muddle – Cummins&Partners
Finally, thank you to all the wonderful sponsors for this year’s Women in Media Awards. We couldn’t have done it without you!