B&T 2020 Women In Media Power List: Is Your Name On The Long List?

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We have been absolutely blown away by the response to our call for nominations for the 2020 Women in Media Power List. The number of brave and fearless women in this industry is truly inspiring.

Since our callout for nominations last week, the list has swollen in size. So – is your name on the list? Is your inspiring female colleague’s name on the list?

The list will be cut down to 30 of the media industry’s most powerful women, with one ultimate winner crowned at the 2020 B&T Women in Media Awards, presented by Are Media.

Check out where the long list currently stands, and if you don’t see your name or someone’s name that should be on it, make sure you comment and let us know.

As per last year’s list, we’ve removed CMOs, marketing heads as they have their own list, which will be announced in due course. Stay tuned!


Aimee Buchanan—CEO, OMD Australia

Aleisha McCall—founder and CEO, Ultimate Edge Communications

Amanda Laing—chief commercial and content officer, Foxtel

Andrea Martens —CEO, ADMA

Andrea Rule—head of enterprise, LinkedIn Marketing Solutions

Angela Morris—chief strategy officer, Wunderman Thompson

Angela Neville—GM and sales director Brisbane, Network 10

Annie Parker—global lead of equity and inclusion at Microsoft for Startups, Microsoft

Azadeh Williams—founder and CEO, AZK Media

Bec Brideson—consultant/co-founder and CEO, Bec Brideson/SUPERTAP

Bec Brown—founder and managing director, The Comms Department

Belinda Jennings—founder and director of strategy, Mum Central

Belinda Murray—managing director, BWM Dentsu Melbourne

Beverley McGarvey – ViacomCBS Australia & New Zealand Chief Content Officer & EVP

Bobbi Mahlab—founder and chair, Mahlab

Brodee Myers-Cooke—editorial director at Mass Food/editor-in-chief at taste.com.au, News Corp

Carmela Soares—creative strategist, Facebook

Carolyn Bollaci—head of media ANZ, Facebook

Carrie Barker—global partner and managing director, the projects*

Catherine Krantz—executive director media and performance, Dentsu Aegis Network

Catherine Rushton—head of strategy, Mindshare

Cathy O’Connor —CEO, Ooh!Media

Charmaine Moldrich —CEO, Outdoor Media Association

Christina Aventi—chief strategy officer, BMF Australia

Claire Bisset—head of production, Clemenger, BBDO Sydney

Claire Butterworth—chief investment officer, MediaCom

Dee Madigan—executive creative director, Campaign Edge

Diane Ho—sales director NSW, Network 10

Edwina McCann—editorial director at Vogue Australia, News Corp

EJ Granleese—founder and managing partner, History Will Be Kind

Elizabeth Fox—director of Google Customer Solutions, Google

Ellie Rogers—head of agency, Facebook

Emily Perrett—MD, Clemenger BBDO

Emma Dallimore—deputy news director Sydney, Seven West Media

Emma Robbins—ECD M&C Saatchi Melbourne

Esther Carlsen—commercial director, Bench

Esther Clerehan—founder and CEO, CLEREHAN

Fiona Johnston—CEO, UM Australia

Fiona Nilsson—MD of food and travel Australia, News Corp

Fiorella Di Santo—COO, Medium Rare Content Agency

Gabriela Stewart—media lead, United @ TBWA

Gemma Fordham—head of the Hit Network, Southern Cross Austereo

Genevieve Clay-Smith—creative director, Taste Creative/Bus Stop Films

Genevieve Jacobs—group editor, Region Media Group

Georgie Nichols—sales director Sydney, Seven West Media

Helen Trinca—managing editor, The Australian, News Corp

Ilda Jamison —MD, SpotX

Imogen Hewitt —CEO, Spark Foundry

Ita Buttrose—chair, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Jane Sullivan—MD, Wavemaker

Jane Waterhouse—general manager, Are Media

Jasmin Bedir—CEO, Innocean

Jo Clasby—sales director Sydney, Foxtel Media

Jo Scard—founder and CEO, Fifty Acres

Joan Warner—CEO, Commercial Radio Australia

Joanne Gray—managing editor of the Australia Financial Review, Nine Entertainment Co.

Jo de Fina—executive producer and founder, The OTTO Empire

Judy Sahay—MD, Crowd Media HQ

Julia Lefort—director corporate affairs and publicity, Seven West Media

Julie Dormand—CEO, MercerBell

Karen Halligan—director of customer, brand and marketing advisory, KPMG Australia

Karly Leach—head of marketing, media and communications assurance, Deloitte

Kate de Brito—editor-in-chief at news.com.au, News Corp

Kate O’Ryan Roeder—MD, Mindshare

Katie Firth – National Managing Director at whiteGREY

Kath Blackham—founder and CEO, VERSA

Kathryn Carter—GM ANZ, SEA and HK, Snap Inc.

Katie Finney—strategy and solutions director, Seven West Media

Katie McGrath—chief people and culture officer, Seven West Media

Katie Rigg-Smith—CEO, Mindshare

Katherine Williams—group general executive Queensland/chair, WPP AUNZ/MediaCom Brisbane

Katrina McCarter—founder and CEO, Marketing to Mums

Katrina Strickland—editor, Good Weekend Magazine, The Sydney Morning Herald, Nine Entertainment Co.

Kelly Noble—Owner, founder and editor-in-chief, Glam Adelaide

Kellie Northwood—CEO/executive director, The Real Media Collective/TSA Limited

Kelly Stambanis—GM Australasia, Thrive PR + Communications

Kerry Field—MD, Mindshare

Kim Portrate—CEO, ThinkTV

Kimberlee Wells—CEO, TBWA Melbourne

Kirsty Muddle—MD and founding partner, Cummins&Partners

Kylie Blucher, Managing Director of Nine Queensland

Kylie Rogers—GM of commercial, AFL

Laura Aldington—CEO, Host/Havas

Lara Brownlow—head of agency and channel sales ANZ, LinkedIn

Laura Aldington—CEO, Host/Havas

Leanne Cartwright-Bradford—VP, country manager and head of Audible ANZ, Amazon.com

Lee Leggett—CEO, Wunderman Thompson

Leilani Abels—founder & MD, Thrive PR + Communications

Lesley Edwards —CEO, IKON Australia

Lindsey Evans—founding partner and CEO, Special Group

Lilian Sor—chief strategy officer, Clemenger BBDO Sydney

Lisa Davies—editor, Sydney Morning Herald, Nine Entertainment Co.

Lisa Squillace—national sales director, Network 10

Liz Baldwin—GM of digital, Network 10

Lizzie Young—MD of commercial partnerships, Nine Entertainment Co.

Lorraine Jokovic—CEO, LOUD Communications

Louise Barrett—MD sales, News Corp

Lucy Formosa Morgan—national MD, PHD

Lynn Scrivens—deputy news director Melbourne, Seven West Media

Mandie van der Merwe—ECD/NSW and national head, M&C Saatchi Sydney/AWARD School

Margie Reid—CEO/director, Thinkerbell/Decade of Action

Maria Grivas—chief data and technology officer, UM Australia

Maryna Fewster—CEO, West Australian Newspapers

Megan Kay—managing director, Zenith Melbourne

Melanie Silva—managing director ANZ, Google

Melinda Geertz—CEO, Leo Burnett Australia

Melissa Fein—CEO, Initiative

Mia Freedman—co-founder and creative director, Mamamia

Michelle Holland—MD Sydney and Brisbane, Ogilvy Australia

Michelle Hutton—CEO, Edelman

Monique Perry—MD media and sports, Nielsen

Naomi Gorringe—GM, Leo Burnett

Naomi Shepherd—Group Director, Facebook

Nat Brady—GM, M&C Saatchi Group AUNZ

Natalie Harvey—network sales director, Seven West Media

Nickie Scriven—CEO, Zenith Media

Nikki Clarkson—chief marketing and communications officer, Southern Cross Austereo

Nikki Hills—co-founder & strategic director, WOM Network

Nicola Lewis—chief investment officer, GroupM

Nicole Bence—network digital sales director, Seven West Media

Nicole Boyd—managing partner, Victorian Government, MediaCom Australia

Nicole Byers—editor-in-chief, Are Media

Nicole Milward—managing partner, Joy Agency

Nicole Prior—chief media partnerships officer, UM

Nicky Briger—editor at Marie Claire, Are Media Group

Olivia Ruello—CEO, Business Chicks Australia

Paige Prettyman—GM Melbourne, Special Group Australia

Pamela Klioufis—CEO ANZ, BCW Global

Pauly Grant—chief talent officer ANZ, Publicis Groupe

Pia Chaudhuri—group creative director, BMF Australia

Pip Marlow—CEO, Salesforce

Philippa Noilea-Tani—national head of investment, Wavemaker

Priya Patel—MD, DDB Sydney

Prue Cox—director of marketing solutions, LinkedIn

Rachel Page—national sales director, Verizon Media ANZ

Rebecca Stambanis—head of strategy and founding partner Melbourne, Special Group Australia

Renee Hyde—managing partner, CHE Proximity

Richenda Vermeulen—founder and CEO, ntegrity agency

Robi Stanton—vice president of international television distribution, Warner Bros.

Rose Herceg—chief strategy officer, WPP AUNZ

Sally Kissane—MD, Ogilvy Sydney

Samantha Bolton—managing partner US and UK, Audience Precision

Sandra Wee—director of commercial operations APAC, The Trade Desk

Sarah Adam-Gedge—managing director and non-executive director, Pulicis Sapient, Publicis Groupe

Sarah Belle Murphy—executive GM, Are Media Group

Sarah James—MD, Initiative

Sarah Keith—MD, Publicis Media Exchange, Publicis Media, Publicis Groupe

Sarah O’Carroll—editor-in-chief at Yahoo Finance Australia, Verizon Media

Sarah McGregor—creative director, Cummins&Partners

Sarah Tucker—head of APAC enterprise marketing, LinkedIn Marketing Solutions

Sarah Wyse—head of AFL Media, AFL

Sasha Firth—managing partner, DDB

Sev Griffiths—GM, Bohemia Group

Sian Cook—managing partner, M&C Saatchi (Greenhouse)

Simone Gupta—CEO, One Green Bean

Skye Lambley—group MD, Herd MSL

Sophie Hicks Lloyd—digital sales director, Network 10

Sophie Madden—CEO, Media Federation of Australia

Sophie Price—head of integration at Bohemia Media and strategic product, M&C Saatchi Group

Stefanie DiGianvincenzo—creative strategist, Facebook

Sue Squillace—CEO ANZ, Carat

Sunita Gloster—senior consultant, Accenture, UN Women Australia

Susan Searle—director, NEXTGEN Distribution

Susannah George—founder and CEO, Urban List

Suzanne Steele—MD, Adobe ANZ

Suzie Shaw—managing director, We Are Social, SWIM founder

Tamar Hovagimian—Network 10 partnerships director, Effect

Tania David—head of business development, Finecast

Tara Ford—chief creative officer, DDB

Tara Mckenty—creative director APAC, Google

Taryn Williams—founder and CEO, theright.fit

Vanessa Mitchell—director of content and communications, AZK Media Australia

Venessa Hunt—chief digital strategy officer, GroupM Australia & New Zealand

Virginia Hyland—founder and principal, Hyland Group

Wendy Gower—MD, Hearts & Science/m2m Australia

Victoria Curro—MD, R/GA

Don’t be shy, be proud of your achievements and enter B&T’s Women In Media! Submit your entry here.

You can also buy tickets to the event here, which will be held on Wednesday 28 October 2020, at Doltone House (Jones Bay Wharf).

And, if you’d like more information, head to this website.

On-time deadline: Friday 21 August 2020 (5pm AEST)

Late entries deadline: Friday 28 August 2020 (5pm AEST)

Shortlist announced: Wednesday 23 September 2020.

Thank you to all of our incredible sponsors for making the event possible! 


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