The B&T Women In Media Powerlist! The Full 30 Revealed…

The B&T Women In Media Powerlist! The Full 30 Revealed…

The voting’s finished, the numbers tallied and B&T is finally proud to unveil our list of the 30 Most Powerful Women In Australian Media! Congratulations to all! No finer list of CEOs, editors, innovators and high-achievers than you’ll ever see assembled. The votes were tallied from 300 women in media. In order of one to 30…

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1)   Edwina McCann – Vogue, Editor-in-chief (Read a full interview with Edwina here.)

Edwina McCann

2)   Nicole Sheffield – NewsLifeMedia, CEO

Nicole Sheffield

3)   Rhiannon MacDonald – Mail Online, managing editor


4)   Ita Buttrose – Co-host of Studio 10 on Network TEN, managing director of Chief Executive Women, Australian of the Year


5)   Jodie Sangster – ADMA, CEO

Jodie Sangster ADMA CEO

6)   Katie Rigg-Smith – Mindshare, CEO

Katie Rigg-Smith

7)   Jo Pollard – Telstra, Group managing director, media & marketing


8)   Jane Huxley – Pandora, Managing director ANZ

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9)   Maile Carnegie – Google Australia, Managing director

Maile Carnegie

10) Vittoria Shortt – Commonwealth Bank, Group executive, marketing and strategy


11) Helen McCabe – Australian Women’s Weekly, Editor-in-chief

#6 PUBLICATION PROWESS: HELEN MCCABE is the editor-in-chief of The Australian Women’s Weekly. She also makes regular appearances on the Today Show, The Project, and 2GB. Helen joined AWW after 12 years in newspapers working as the Deputy Editor of The Sunday Telegraph, Night Editor of The Australian and a number of roles on The Daily Telegraph. She is also the chairperson of the Federal Governments Positive Body Image Awards, a board member of the National Adoption Awareness Week and an ambassador of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation.

12) Jackie Frank – Pacific Mags, Group Publisher – Fashion & health titles at Pacific Magazines

Jackie Frank

13) Mia Freedman – MamaMia, Co-founder and content director


14) Olivia Wirth – Qantas, Group executive, brand, marketing & corporate affairs

15) Tina Walsberger – Sydney Festival, Head of marketing & customer service


16) Alice Manners – IAB Australia, CEO


17) Aimee Buchanan – OMD, managing director

Aimee Buchanan

18) Kathryn Carter – News Corp Australia, NSW sales director


19) Cathy O’Connor – NOVA Entertainment, CEO


20) Esther Carlsen – Xaxis Australia, General manager


21) Deanne Weir – Chair of Hoodlum, Chair of WE Magazines Pty Ltd


22) Frances-Anne Keeler – Tourism Australia, Deputy CEO


23) Virginia Hyland – Hyland Media, Founder and principal

Virginia Hyland

24) Carolyn Bolacci – SIZMEK, Vice president, global accounts (APAC)


25) Marina Go – Bauer, General manager, Hearst-Bauer Media , plus Chair of Wests Tigers

Marina Go

26) Robyn Foyster –, Publisher


27) Sunita Gloster – AANA, CEO

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28) Chantal Walker – Foxtel, Director customer & loyalty marketing

Chantal Walker

29) Ellie Rogers – Facebook, Head of agency

Ellie Rogers

30) Georgie Nichols – Carat, General manager

Georgie Nichols

Georgie Nichols

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