Women’s activism website Destroy the Joint has won the award for Agenda Setter at the inaugural NAB Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards.
The awards were held yesterday in Sydney and featured hundreds of women from across Australian business, politics and media.
The Destroy the Joint website was launched last year with a mandate to stop hate speech, sexism and bigotry towards females in Australian politics, business and ordinary life. It now has 25,400 followers on Facebook and is approaching 6,000 Twitter followers.
IBM Australia’s director of strategy Megan Dalla-Camina won for emerging leader in the private sector and outspoken academic, corporate mentor and media personality Wendy McCarthy AO was conducted into the Hall of Fame.
Other winners included Megan Davis, expert member on the UN permanent forum on Indigenous issues, Monica Meldrum from Whole Kids, Sally Macindoe, partner and head of diversity at Norton Rose, Alison Page from Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance and Dr Kimberley Clayfield, executive manager of space sciences and technology CSIRO.
The judging panel comprised editor in chief of the Australian Women’s Weekly Helen McCabe, novelist and TV presenter Tara Moss, author, social commentator and newspaper columnist Jane Caro and non-executive director and sustainability advisor Sam Mostyn.
Madison magazine was the event’s media partner.