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

50 Shades of NoThe OTTO Empire
Berlei WomankindThe Monkeys
I’d Like to See That – AFLW
This Girl Can – VictoriaVicHealth



Anna KarenaCX Lavender
Josie BurnsHost/Havas
Sarah McGregorCummins&Partners
Shannon BellRe
Tenielle StoltenkampUber and Uber Eats
Vanessa StoykovEvolution Media Group
Wendy MaceCummins&Partners


Creative Producer

Alexandra HayRabbit
Julie McGauranSeven Network (Operations) Limited
Karen BrysonFINCH
Natalie TaylorThe Pound / Clemenger BBDO / Freelance
Rachael BrandInitiative Australia, IPG Mediabrands
Tora KempColloquial



Being Brands
Fox Sports
The Hallway
The IMPACT Agency
The Works



Emma-Jane GranleeseHistory Will Be Kind Pty Ltd
Lauren QuaintanceStoryation
Leilani  AbelsThrive PR + Communications
Naomi LindermeyerKimberlin Education
Sharyn SmithSocial Soup


Journalist / Producer

Deborah ClayAustralian Radio Network
Emily McPhersonNine
Kahla PrestonNine
Melissa WilsonKidspot (News Corp)
Rachael HockingNITV
Rachel CorbettMamamia Women’s Network
Rae JohnstonGizmodo Australia


Male Champion of Change

Chris HowatsonCHE Proximity
Chris JeffaresCummin&Partners
Simon LeeThe Hallway



Ayaan MohamudSizmek
Danielle FletcherKimberlin Education
Kathryn ValkRCL Cruises
Katrina McCarterMarketing to Mums
Michelle MartinisSuncorp
Sarah HughesAdshel
Sasha MackieFoxtel
Serena LeithSpotify
Uma OldhamSBS


Media Buyer / Planner

Jane SullivanWavemaker
Shalyce McLeanIKON Communications
Sophie PriceM&C Saatchi Group/ Bohemia



Amanda LeeSouthern Cross Austereo
Deborah ClayAustralian Radio Network
Gemma HunterMediaCom
Katherine WilliamsMediaCom
Narelle LancasterRMIT University
Stevie Douglas NealPHD Media
Yvette MayerOMD


Public Relations

Emma-Jane GranleeseHistory Will Be Kind Pty Ltd
Fern Canning BrookEdelman
Liane Sayer-RobertsSauce Communications
Rachel VidaicWeber Shandwick Australia
Samantha DybacThe PR Hub
Vanessa LiellHerd MSL


Rising Star

Ali BergHedgehog Agency & Books on the Rail
Alicia DoesselNine
Ingrid KesaVICE Australia
Jessie StephensMamamia Women’s Network
Rachael HockingNITV
Remi BakerPHD
Soraya CalavassyNeon Black
Stephanie FamolaroThe Trade Desk
Tish TambakauDentsu Aegis Network



Anna CherryPHD Media
Bec, Venus Comms
Hannah BarnesFoxtel
Mandi WicksSBS
Melanie  LindquistAdshel
Nicole MilwardJOY
Richenda Vermeulenntegrity agency



Amy ProsserBrightcove
Fabiola GomezLUXit
Kari BarnardSeven West Media
Maggie ShiFacebook
Olga GoncharovaBench
Sian WhitnallOMD
Stephanie FamolaroThe Trade Desk
Stephanie ForanSeven West Media
Tish TambakauDentsu Aegis Network


Agency Sales/Account Management

Amelia PridayHavas Media Australia
Belinda DrewLeo Burnett
Grace ProustVamp
Hannah SturrockThe Hallway
Larissa RembiszFive by Five Global
Laura PopaThe Works


Media Sales/Account Management

Carla MathisenSouthern Cross Austereo
Georgia WoodburneInskin Media
Jo BartonNine
Kathryn CarterSnapchat
Kim GarciaMamamia Women’s Network
Lorna BriggsVMO
Natalie GrabbeNine


Executive Leader

Aimee BuchananOMD Australia
Anne RaynerKantar TNS
Imogen HewittHavas Media Group Australia
Julie DormandMercerBell
Katherine WilliamsMediaCom
Kirsty MuddleCummins&Partners
Nancy HartleyRumble Creative & Media
Nicola LewisGroupM
Rebecca BezzinaR/GA Sydney
Sharyn SmithSocial Soup


Social Change Maker

Aimee BuchananOMD Australia
Jacqueline MooneyPacific Magazines
Jacqui ColeFacebook
Jo ScardFifty Acres – The Communications Agency
Jules WardIKON Communications
Kerry FieldMindshare
Monia  MontefuscoThe Media Store
Sarah WyseWyse Women
Sherele MoodyNews Corp


Congrats everyone!




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