It’s Back! B&T’s Women In Media Power List Nominees For 2018!

It’s Back! B&T’s Women In Media Power List Nominees For 2018!
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The 2018 Women in Media Awards are mere months away, which means we need your help with the Power List once again! So, if you’re a powerful, trailblazing, inspirational woman, we want you!

Obviously, there are a ton of amazing women in our industry.

So to make it a little easier, we’ve searched far and wide and come up with a list of the best of the best nominees for the Power List.

We’ve got over 100 amazing women – but if you think anyone’s missing (and we’re 100 per cent sure there is, BTW), leave it in the comments section below! And if you think you’re missing make sure you let us know too.

Alternatively, if you see someone you don’t think should be on this list at all, leave it in the comments section too! Comments for everyone!

Once we have the combined list of women, we’ll throw it over to our judges to select their top picks, thus arriving at the final 30.

Last year, our winner was none other than the fabulous Nicole Sheffield.

You don’t have to be a CEO to get on this list (or top it) – our judges just have to deem you influential and powerful. So if that’s you, or someone you know! Comment away. But check this long list of amazing women first.

  • Adriana Colaneri – managing director, The Story Lab
  • Aimee Buchanan – chief executive, OMD Australia
  • Aisling Finch – director of marketing, Australia and NZ, Google
  • Aleisha McCall – founder and managing director, Ultimate Edge
  • Alison Rice – group publisher of women’s lifestyle, Allure Media
  • Andrea Rule – CMO, Carat Australia
  • Angela Goodsir – chief technology and systems operations officer, Multi Channel Network
  • Angela Morris – executive planning director, J. Walter Thomson
  • Angie Bradbury – founder and managing director, Dig+Fish
  • Ann Nolan – co-founder and chief strategy officer, Snobal
  • Annie Parker – director, Code Club Australia/global head of startups, Microsoft
  • Bec Brideson – founder and executive creative director, Venus Comm/Bec Brideson
  • Bodhi Mary Hunter – founder and managing editor, The Good Guide
  • Cally Scivetti – marketing and strategy director, Val Morgan
  • Carmela Soares – Clemenger Melbourne
  • Carolyn Bollaci – head of agency, Australia, Facebook
  • Catherine Krantz – head of operational performance, Carat Melbourne / head of diversity and inclusion, Dentsu Aegis Network
  • Cathy O’Connor – CEO, NOVA Entertainment
  • Charlotte Valente – general manager marketing, APN Outdoor
  • Charmaine Moldrich – chief executive, Outdoor Media Association
  • Christina Allen – general counsel, FOX Sports Australia
  • Christina Aventi – executive planning director, BMF
  • Claire Salvetti – managing director, One Green Bean
  • Claudia McInerney – managing director, Melbourne, WhiteGrey
  • Corrie McLeod – CEO, Hello Espresso
  • Deanne Weir – chairman, Ai Media
  • Dee Madigan – executive creative director, Campaign Edge
  • Donna Hay – founder, Donna Hay Pty Ltd
  • Edwina McCann – editor-in-chief, Vogue Australia
  • Elaine Herlihy – CMO, Paypal
  • Ella Schalch – creative director, Schalch Marketing
  • Ellie Rogers – head of agency, Facebook
  • Emily Perrett – managing director, Clemenger BBDO
  • Emma-Jayne Owens – chief commercial officer, Australian Radio Network
  • Esther Carlsen – managing director, Acxiom
  • Fiona Johnston – CEO, UM Australia
  • Fiorella Di Santo – general manager publishing – fashion, luxury, food & home, Bauer Media
  • Gab Merrick – managing director, Carat Brisbane
  • Gemma Hunter – global executive creative director, Mediacom
  • Genevieve Clay-Smith – co-founder and creative director, Taste Creative/co-founder and CEO of Bus Stop Films
  • Gina Lednyak – founder and managing director, L&A Social Media
  • Helen McCabe – digital content director, Nine Entertainment
  • Ilda Jamison – Country Manager ANZ, Oracle
  • Imogen Hewitt – Group Managing Director, Havas
  • Ita Buttrose – TBA
  • Jackie Frank – Be Frank Group
  • Jamila Rizvi – editor-at-large, Nine’s Future of Women
  • Jane Geraghty – CEO, Landor
  • Jane King – head of marketing, Val Morgan Outdoor
  • Jane Huxley – managing director, Spotify Australia
  • Jane Sullivan – managing director, Brisbane, Wavemaker
  • Jen Speirs – creative director, BMF
  • Jo Scard – Fifty Acres
  • Joan Warner – CEO, Commercial Radio Australia
  • Joanne Gray – editor, BOSS (Australian Financial Review)
  • Joe de Fina – The OTTO Empire
  • Joe Pollard – group managing director of media and marketing, Telstra
  • Judy Sahay – founder and managing director, Crowd Media Group
  • Julia Zaetta – editor, Better Homes and Gardens
  • Justine Cullen – editor-in-chief, ELLE Australia
  • Karen Halligan – director customer, brand and marketing advisory, KPMG
  • Karly Leach – managing director, Wavemaker
  • Kate McClymont – investigative journalist, Sydney Morning Herald
  • Kate Richardson – general manager, Red Engine SCC
  • Kathryn Scott – director, Kathy Evans Voice Management
  • Katie Rigg-Smith – CEO, Mindshare
  • Katrina McCarter – CEO, Marketing to Mums
  • Kellie Northwood – executive director, Sierra Delta / CEO, Australasian Catalogue Association
  • Kieran Moore – CEO (PR and PA), WPP AUNZ
  • Kim Portrate – CEO, Think TV
  • Kimberlee Wells – CEO, TBWA Melbourne
  • Kirsty Dagnall – marketing and innovation manager, Connect Media Group
  • Kirsty Muddle – founding partner, Cummins&Partners
  • Lama Tayeh – founder and CEO, Lulumpr
  • Lara Brownlow – head of agency, LinkedIn
  • Lee Tonitto – chief executiver, AMI
  • Lesley Edwards – CEO, IKON Australia
  • Lindy Olsen – group editor-in-chief and head of operations, Challenger Media Group
  • Lisa Bjorksten – founder and director, The Digi Collective
  • Lisa King – head of commercial, Adshel
  • Lisa Watts – CEO, The Conversation
  • Lizzie Young – group content strategy director, Nine Entertainment Co
  • Lorraine Jokovic – chief executive officer, LOUD
  • Louise Barrett – managing director sales, News Corp
  • Lynn Poole – managing director, The Brand Pool
  • Mandi Gunsberger – founder and managing director, Babyology
  • Margie Reid – managing partner, Thinkerbell Pty Ltd
  • Maria Grivas – chief data and technology officer, UM
  • Marlene Vivaire – founder, T-Shape Consulting
  • Melinda Geertz – CEO Australia, Leo Burnett
  • Melissa Fein – CEO, Initiative Australia
  • Mia Freedman – co-founder and content director, Mamamia
  • Michelle Guthrie – CEO, ABC
  • Michelle Holland – managing partner, Ogilvy Sydney
  • Monique Macleod – chief marketing officer, Commonwealth Bank
  • Monique Perry – managing director, Nielsen
  • Naomi Gorringe – client partner, TBWA\Melbourne
  • Nicole Boyd – chief client officer, MediaCom
  • Nicole Hope – head of PR, Superdream
  • Nicole McInnes – CMO, OVO
  • Nikki Briger – editor, Marie Claire
  • Nicole Turley – chief investment officer, MediaCom
  • Olivia Wirth – group executive of brand, marketing and corporate affairs, Qantas
  • Ophenia (Qiwan) Liang – director and co-founder, Digital Crew
  • Penelope Holloway – general manager, Hill & Knowlton
  • Richenda Vermeulen – founder and director, Ntegrity
  • Robi Stanton – vice president and general manager, Turner International
  • Robin Bailey – broadcaster, MMM Brisbane Breakfast Radio / commentator, the Today show / host, The Well podcast on Mamamia
  • Robyn Foyster – CEO, Foyster Media
  • Rose Herceg – chief strategy officer, WPP AUNZ
  • Sally Kissane – managing partner, Ogilvy Sydney
  • Sara Lappage – chief marketing officer, QMS Media
  • Sarah James – chief digital officer, Carat Australia
  • Sarrah Le Marquand – editor-in-chief, Stellar magazine (NewsLife Media)/Founding editor, RendezView (NewsCorp Australia)
  • Sasha Firth – managing director, Sydney Y&R, ANZ
  • Sev Griffiths – chief connections design and partnerships officer, UM
  • Sophie Madden – CEO, Media Federation of Australia
  • Sophie Price – head of integrated strategy, M&C Saatchi Group
  • Stephanie (Stevie) Douglas-Neal – executive group business director, PHD
  • Sue Squillace – founder, Spark Foundry
  • Sunita Gloster – CMO advisory, PwC Australia
  • Susan Searle – president, IDG Communications
  • Susannah George – founder, The Urban List
  • Suzanne Steele – managing director, ANZ Adobe
  • Suzie Blinman – chief commercial and corporate development officer, Multi Channel Network
  • Tania Jones – content and brand partnerships director, Multi Channel Network
  • Tara Ford – ECD, DDB Sydney
  • Tara Mckenty – creative director (APAC), Google
  • Taryn Williams – The Right Fit
  • Tina Walsberger – head of marketing and customer service, Sydney Festival
  • Tracey Fellows – chief executive, REA Group
  • Venessa Hunt – head of digital investment, GroupM
  • Virginia Hyland – founder and principal, Hyland
  • Wendy Moore – general manager food and home, Pacific Magazines

B&T‘s Women in Media Awards 2018 will be held on Friday 17 August 2018 at Doltone House – Jones Bay Wharf. Grab early bird tickets to the event here and find all other info on the website

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  • Georgia Coles 3 days ago

    Angie Bradbury is without a doubt the most inspirational Managing Director and leader I’ve ever worked with. Her support for women in our industry radiates. She has a clear passion advocating for talented women and their careers. You only need one conversation with Angie to become truly impressed – it’s no wonder why people want to work with her, or be her client.

  • Susan Reid 3 days ago

    Without a doubt, you need to add in Penny Kaleta, National Sales Director for Fairfax, ACM. Penny was named the Woman of Influence for all of Fairfax this last year. Penny is also the best leader I have ever worked for. She is passionate about Media and our Customers, but most of all she is passionate of elevating and inspiring woman who work directly for her and also around the business. Penny DEFINITELY NEEDS to be on this list!!!

  • Laura Dumbrell 3 days ago

    I’d like to nominate Fiona Lang, COO of BBC Studios in ANZ who is both impressive and generous with her time. Not only is she a brilliant strategist and legal brain, but she is really focused on helping other women find their leadership voice – through mentoring, presenting to Sydney Uni’s MBA program, speaking at Women in Media conferences, and through all the work she does for UN Women as a non-exec director. She was recently recognised by Chief Executive Women who awarded her a scholarship to attend INSEAD, but would be too modest to nominate herself. It would be a fabulous recognition of her contribution to the media if B&T was to nominate for the power short list too.

  • Jess Tarpey 3 days ago

    Belinda Murray, MD of BWM Dentsu Melbourne.

    I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who works harder or cares more. She’s risen through the ranks from her start in the post room at the agency, and now runs the show. Such an inspirational story.

  • Adina Jacobs 2 days ago

    I’d like to nominate Bobbi Mahlab- https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobbimahlab
    She leads an award winning, 20 year old content marketing agency, and has a long and successful history in the Australian media industry. She’s also co-founder of Mentor Walks, a not-for-profit bringing together women on monthly walks to share their experiences and support each other.

  • Jacqueline (Jaci) Burns 3 hours ago

    The ABC’s Leigh Sales strikes me as an obvious omission.

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