A casual group of around 600 of the industry’s most influential and inspiring women gathered Friday night for the annual B&T Women in Media awards, celebrating the incredible achievements made by women in this industry of ours. And for those of you not at the event, we can officially reveal the list of winners.
Following a jam-packed day of speed mentoring, problem solving and advice from the most powerful women in the business, the industry flocked to Royal Randwick Racecourse to see which women would take the crowns in their respective categories.
A big congrats to all of our incredible shortlisted candidates, and of course to our wonderful winners, with special shout outs to winner of the Power List, ABC MD Michelle Guthrie, Woman of the Year, Rebecca Tos, and People’s Choice winner Anne Gruber.
You can see the full Power List right here, and for all the photos from the evening, stay tuned – all will be revealed on Monday.
As for the gorgeous illustrations of the winners, these were commissioned by Bauer Media and created by Erin Whitty, an acclaimed commercial illustrator for brands such as Pandora, Neutrogena and Myer. Her art has appeared on the pages of popular women’s magazines, on beauty product packaging, and at launch events.
Whitty comes from a publishing background. She enjoyed a 10-year long career as a magazine beauty editor before following her dreams of becoming a full-time fashion illustrator in 2015. Whitty trained in professional illustration and creative advertising at RMIT University.
Here are your 2016 winners:
Community/Pro-bono: Ali Krzyszton, Bauer Media
Creative: Elle Bullen, Clemenger BBDO Melbourne
Digital: Susannah George, The Urban List Group
Employer: REA Group Ltd
Entrepreneur: Lorraine Murphy, The Remarkables Group
Journalist / Producer: Brodee Myers-Cooke, NewsLifeMedia
Marketing: Rebecca Tos, Dentsu Aegis Network ANZ
Media Agency: Elizabeth Geor, CHE Proximity
Mentor: Kylie Green, MKTG
Public Relations: Vanessa Liell, N2N Communications
Rising Star: Samantha Cable, Leo Burnett
Sales: Kate Day, NOVA Entertainment
Strategy: Sophie Price, UM Australia
Technology: Ally Watson, Deepend
Anne Gruber, Nine Entertainment Co.
Woman of the Year:
Rebecca Tos, CEO Columbus, CMO Dentsu Aegis Network ANZ
As always, we couldn’t have done it without our lovely sponsors:
Look forward to seeing you all again next year, for round two of our forum event, and another smashing evening honouring female accomplishment.