It’s Here! All The Incredible Winners From B&T’s Women In Media Awards 2020!

It’s Here! All The Incredible Winners From B&T’s Women In Media Awards 2020!

Are Media and B&T couldn’t be more thrilled to congratulate the winners of this year’s Women in Media Awards.

It was the virtual celebration to end all virtual celebrations as hundreds of media professionals tuned in to watch 17 incredible industry leaders recognised for their phenomenal achievements in media over the last 12 months.

It’s always an honour to be recognised and awarded for your achievements, but arguably even more so during one of the most difficult and challenging periods humanity has experienced in recent memory. So, a hearty congrats to all our winners and all those shortlisted, too.

A total of 21 awards were handed out on the night, with VERSA Agency CEO and founder Kath Blackham scooping up a huge three awards, and taking out the title of Women of the Year. Meanwhile, Leo Burnett’s Susie Henry nabbed the Lifetime Achievement Award, and SpotX’s Ilda Jamison earned the People’s Choice Award.

See the full list of winners below, and stay tuned for another article with all the hot pics from the night!

Be sure to check out this online booklet featuring all our incredible winners, too! And re-watch all the action from the evening here.


Elle Bullen SDWM

Creative Producer

Monique Pardavi MAP OUT Creative Producers


OMD Australia


Kylie Merritt ausbiz


Sherele Moody News Corp NewsRegional

Champion of Change

Stephanie Famolaro The Trade Desk


Lisa Ronson Coles

Media Buyer/Planner

Georgina Leslie Atomic 212


Kath Blackham Versa Agency


Emma-Jane Granleese History Will Be Kind

Rising Star

Charlotte McLaverty The OTTO Empire


Peita Pacey OMD Australia


Carolyn Bollaci Facebook

Agency Sales/Account Management

Belinda Drew Leo Burnett

Media Sales/Account Management

Diane Ho Network 10

Executive Leader

Kath Blackham Versa Agency

Social Change Maker

Jo de Fina The OTTO Empire

Best Ad Campaign – Championing the Equality Cause

GHO Sydney Commbank C’mon Aussie: Revisited

People’s Choice

Ilda Jamison SpotX

Woman of the Year

Kath Blackham Versa Agency

Lifetime Achievement

Susie Henry Leo Burnett Sydney


And, here’s our WIM Power List 2020

Big congrats to Melanie Silva, managing director ANZ Google for coming in at number one! And congrats to all the final 30 on the list.

Melanie Silva—managing director ANZ, Google
Aimee Buchanan – OMD Australia
Fiona Johnston—CEO, UM Australia
Cathy O’Connor —CEO, Ooh!Media
Nicola Lewis—chief investment officer, GroupM
Suzanne Steele—MD, Adobe ANZ
Pip Marlow—CEO, Salesforce
Carolyn Bollaci—head of media ANZ, Facebook
Melissa Fein—CEO, Initiative
Angela Tangas – CEO Dentsu Australia & New Zealand
Ellie Rogers—head of agency, Facebook
Nickie Scriven—CEO, Zenith Media
Karen Halligan—Director, Media Value Advisory, KPMG
Sunita Gloster—Senior Advisor Accenture / UN Women Australia
Kimberlee Wells—CEO, TBWA Melbourne
Beverley McGarvey – ViacomCBS Australia & New Zealand Chief Content Officer & EVP
Katie Rigg-Smith—CEO, Mindshare
Tara Ford—chief creative officer, DDB
Lizzie Young—Managing Director – Local Markets & Group Marketing at Nine
Kim Portrate—CEO, ThinkTV
Lindsey Evans—founding partner and CEO, Special Group
Melinda Geertz—CEO, Leo Burnett Australia
Margie Reid—CEO/director, Thinkerbell/Decade of Action
Kathryn Carter—GM ANZ, SEA and HK, Snap Inc.
Sue Squillace—CEO ANZ, Carat
Priya Patel—MD, DDB Sydney
Kath Blackham—founder and CEO, VERSA
Jane Waterhouse—general manager, Are Media
Lara Brownlow—head of agency and channel sales ANZ, LinkedIn
Karly Leach—head of marketing, media and communications assurance, Deloitte


Finally, thank you to all the wonderful sponsors for this year’s Women in Media Awards, presented by Are Media. We couldn’t have done it without you!

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