It’s Here! Finalists Announced For Women In Media Awards 2018

It’s Here! Finalists Announced For Women In Media Awards 2018

The entries are in, and the awards are around the corner. Which means it’s time to announce the Women in Media Shortlist for 2018!

Next month, these awards will celebrate the plethora of inspirational women in this industry in style with a gala dinner and epic after party.

Which is made even better if you’re partying it up with your very own Women in Media trophy.

We’ve had a ton of entries this year, and the calibre has been off the charts.

But our judges managed to sort through the 250-plus entries and have identified the cream of the crop. And now we can finally share it with you.

These fabulous shortlisted entrants are the best of the best, and we think any and all of them deserve to win.

Before we get to the shortlist, here’s one important note – make sure your name and company are spelled correctly. 

Yes, we know you submitted it and you should know how to spell your own name and the name of your company. But in that procrastination-driven, last-minute panic, sometimes people make mistakes. And if you win, a trophy really won’t look as good if it doesn’t have the correct name on it.

So advise of any name or company changes ASAP to Right now.

In case you’ve forgotten (or you just haven’t been paying attention) B&T‘s Women in Media Awards 2018 will be held on Friday 17 August at Doltone House – Jones Bay Wharf.

And a friendly reminder that if you’ve been shortlisted, you must buy a ticket to the event. Earlybird tickets are available until March 30, so grab em here! Find out if you’ve been shortlisted below:

Best Ad Campaign – Championing the Equality Cause

Campaign Company
50 Shades of No The OTTO Empire
Berlei Womankind The Monkeys
I’d Like to See That – AFLW launch
This Girl Can – Victoria VicHealth



Name Company
Anna Karena CX Lavender
Josie Burns Host/Havas
Sarah McGregor Cummins&Partners
Shannon Bell Re
Tenielle Stoltenkamp Uber and Uber Eats
Vanessa Stoykov Evolution Media Group
Wendy Mace Cummins&Partners


Creative Producer

Name Company
Alexandra Hay Rabbit
Julie McGauran Seven Network (Operations) Limited
Karen Bryson FINCH
Natalie Taylor The Pound / Clemenger BBDO / Freelance
Rachael Brand Initiative Australia, IPG Mediabrands
Tora Kemp Colloquial



Being Brands
Fox Sports
The Hallway
The IMPACT Agency
The Works



Name Company
Bec Brideson
Emma-Jane Granleese History Will Be Kind Pty Ltd
Lauren Quaintance Storyation
Leilani  Abels Thrive PR + Communications
Naomi Lindermeyer Kimberlin Education
Sharyn Smith Social Soup


Journalist / Producer

Name Company
Deborah Clay Australian Radio Network
Emily McPherson Nine
Kahla Preston Nine
Melissa Wilson Kidspot (News Corp)
Rachael Hocking NITV
Rachel Corbett Mamamia Women’s Network
Rae Johnston Gizmodo Australia


Male Champion of Change

Name Company
Chris Howatson CHE Proximity
Chris Jeffares Cummin&Partners
Simon Lee The Hallway



Name Company
Ayaan Mohamud Sizmek
Danielle Fletcher Kimberlin Education
Kathryn Valk RCL Cruises
Katrina McCarter Marketing to Mums
Michelle Martinis Suncorp
Sarah Hughes Adshel
Sasha Mackie Foxtel
Serena Leith Spotify
Uma Oldham SBS


Media Buyer / Planner

Name Company
Jane Sullivan Wavemaker
Shalyce McLean IKON Communications
Sophie Price M&C Saatchi Group/ Bohemia



Name Company
Amanda Lee Southern Cross Austereo
Deborah Clay Australian Radio Network
Esther Clerehan CLEREHAN PTY LTD
Gemma Hunter MediaCom
Katherine Williams MediaCom
Narelle Lancaster RMIT University
Stevie Douglas Neal PHD Media
Yvette Mayer OMD


Public Relations

Name Company
Emma-Jane Granleese History Will Be Kind Pty Ltd
Fern Canning Brook Edelman
Liane Sayer-Roberts Sauce Communications
Rachel Vidaic Weber Shandwick Australia
Samantha Dybac The PR Hub
Vanessa Liell Herd MSL


Rising Star

Name Company
Ali Berg Hedgehog Agency & Books on the Rail
Alicia Doessel Nine
Ingrid Kesa VICE Australia
Jessie Stephens Mamamia Women’s Network
Rachael Hocking NITV
Remi Baker PHD
Soraya Calavassy Neon Black
Stephanie Famolaro The Trade Desk
Tish Tambakau Dentsu Aegis Network



Name Company
Anna Cherry PHD Media
Bec Brideson, Venus Comms
Hannah Barnes Foxtel
Mandi Wicks SBS
Melanie  Lindquist Adshel
Nicole Milward JOY
Richenda Vermeulen ntegrity agency



Name Company
Amy Prosser Brightcove
Fabiola Gomez LUXit
Kari Barnard Seven West Media
Maggie Shi Facebook
Olga Goncharova Bench
Sian Whitnall OMD
Stephanie Famolaro The Trade Desk
Stephanie Foran Seven West Media
Tish Tambakau Dentsu Aegis Network


Agency Sales/Account Management

Name Company
Amelia Priday Havas Media Australia
Belinda Drew Leo Burnett
Grace Proust Vamp
Hannah Sturrock The Hallway
Larissa Rembisz Five by Five Global
Laura Popa The Works


Media Sales/Account Management

Name Company
Carla Mathisen Southern Cross Austereo
Georgia Woodburne Inskin Media
Jo Barton Nine
Kathryn Carter Snapchat
Kim Garcia Mamamia Women’s Network
Lorna Briggs VMO
Natalie Grabbe Nine


Executive Leader

Name Company
Aimee Buchanan OMD Australia
Anne Rayner Kantar TNS
Imogen Hewitt Havas Media Group Australia
Julie Dormand MercerBell
Katherine Williams MediaCom
Kirsty Muddle Cummins&Partners
Nancy Hartley Rumble Creative & Media
Nicola Lewis GroupM
Rebecca Bezzina R/GA Sydney
Sharyn Smith Social Soup


Social Change Maker

Name Company
Aimee Buchanan OMD Australia
Jacqueline Mooney Pacific Magazines
Jacqui Cole Facebook
Jo Scard Fifty Acres – The Communications Agency
Jules Ward IKON Communications
Kerry Field Mindshare
Monia  Montefusco The Media Store
Sarah Wyse Wyse Women
Sherele Moody News Corp


Congrats everyone!




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