It’s Here! B&T’s Women In Media Awards 2020 Shortlist Revealed!

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What a year. What. A. Year. While many of us just want 2020 to be a distant memory, the truth is, this year has proven just how brave, courageous, and inspirational the women in Australian media are.

The calibre of entrants in this year’s B&T’s Women in Media Awards is higher than ever. To everyone who submitted an entry – you truly outdid yourselves. Our judges were blown away with what you’ve achieved over the last year and especially during the months of C**** (we don’t say its name anymore).

And now it’s time to celebrate adland’s women in media with an awards ceremony to end all awards ceremonies, toasting to a range of inspirational women across the communications industry.

Our judges had an incredibly difficult time whittling down the list to the final shortlist, but such is the job of a judge.

If you’re on the list (HUGE congrats), please make sure your name and company are spelled correctly. 

If you win, a trophy really won’t look as good if it doesn’t have the correct name on it. Please email with any changes.

And, thanks to the C-word, B&T has made the decision to hold the awards virtually on Wednesday 28 October 2020, 4pm-5:30pm. You can register to attend for free here. We can’t wait to celebrate in-person next year!

P.s Don’t forget to cast your vote for the coveted People’s Choice Award. 

Without further ado – here is the 2020 B&T Women in Media Awards shortlist.

Agency Sales/Account Management

Belinda DrewLeo Burnett
Brooke McGregorQuantcast
Catherine DixWebprofits
Danni HudsonSnap Australia
Kate SilverLeo Burnett
Kristie ThistlethwaiteThe Works
Madeleine LiveseyThe General Store
Prue PurnellLeo Burnett
Renee HydeCHE Proximity
Ruth CosgraveQuantcast


Best Ad Campaign – Championing the Equality Cause

Crybaby ProductionsBehind Every Great Woman
GHO SydneyCommbank C’mon Aussie: Revisited
Leo Burnett AustraliaSuncorp Team Girls
Leo Burnett AustraliaBonds OUT NOW
OTTODolly’s Dream


Champion of Change

Adrian BosichAIRBAG
Antoinette Lattouf and Isabel LoMedia Diversity Australia
Katherine WilliamsMediaCom and WPPAUNZ
Kristy CamarilloThe Royals
Nat BradyM&C Saatchi
Sarah PalmerLeo Burnett
Stephanie FamolaroThe Trade Desk
Thierry LalchereHavas Group Australia
Virginia ScullyHatched Media


Amy HollierThe Open Arms
Anais ReadPublicis Worldwide
Carmela SoaresFacebook
Elle BullenSDWM
Jacque KennedyMercerBell
Jenny MakOgilvy Sydney
Kate Meade and Sophie JacksonACE Radio
Kiah NicholasBMF
Mandie van der MerweM&C Saatchi
Stacey Karayannis and Ellie DunnLeo Burnett


Creative Producer

Catherine StoneCrybaby Productions
Clare AlstinCrybaby Productions
Loren BradleyFINCH
Monique PardaviMAP OUT Creative Producers


OMD Australia
The IMPACT Agency
Network 10
Leo Burnett Australia
Zenith Media



Aleisha McCallUltimate Edge Communications
Doris LiHow Communications
Ellen WeigallBaby Pink Gin
Elly HewittAlt/Shift
Emma-Jane GranleeseHistory Will Be Kind
Jane MetlikovecUpstride Agency
Jules BrookeHandle Your Own PR and She’s The Boss
Kylie Merrittausbiz
Natasha MenonMASH Brands
Susannah GeorgeUrban List

Executive Leader

Belinda MurrayBWM Dentsu
Imogen HewittSpark Foundry
Juliette SteadMagnite
Kath BlackhamVersa Agency
Laura AldingtonHost/Havas
Lisa SquillaceNetwork 10
Melinda GeertzLeo Burnett Australia
Nicola LewisGroupM
Rachel PageVerizon Media
Ruth HaffendenTHE WORKS


Lucy DeanYahoo Finance Australia
Narelda JacobsNetwork 10
Sherele MoodyNews Corp NewsRegional



Carly BoyleWestpac
Caroline WoodFever-Tree
Catherine BoweFacebook
Charlotte ValenteSeven West Media
Imogen O’NeillVerizon Media
Katrina McCarterMarketing to Mums
Kristen TurnerNine
Lisa RonsonColes
Nicola TraceyDiageo Australia
Serena LeithSpotify
Tania DavidFinecast Australia


Media Buyer / Planner

Georgina LeslieAtomic 212
Louise RomeoVizeum


Media Sales/Account Management

Christina BovaQMS Media
Diane HoNetwork 10
Edith PickFoxtel Media
Hannah CooperQuantcast
Jessica HoneychurchNetwork 10
Natasha NuckchadyBench
Priya DonellyQMS Media
Sinead CollinsFacebook
Sofie SpeltaAlpha Digital
Tara O’KeefeQMS Media


Hannah JonesSparro
Jo de FinaOTTO
Julie DormandMercerBell
Kath BlackhamVersa Agency
Katherine WilliamsMediaCom and WPPAUNZ
Laura NiceOMD Australia
Lisa LieHalf Dome
Nicole MilwardJOY.
Sharon WilliamsTaurus Marketing
Stephanie FamolaroThe Trade Desk


Public Relations

Anhar KhanbhaiTransferWise
Azadeh WilliamsAZK Media
Bec BrownThe Comms Department
Elly HewittAlt/ Shift
Emma-Jane GranleeseHistory Will Be Kind
Genevieve Taubman CampbellThe Mint Partners
Jackie AntasLive Nation Australasia
Jo ScardFifty Acres – The Communications Agency
Jonelle LawrenceClear Hayes Consulting
Sharon Zeev PooleAgent99


Rising Star

Candice AyadME Bank
Charlotte McLavertyOTTO
Clare FarrugiaAlpha Digital
Hayley SaddletonMediacom
Kiah NicholasBMF Sydney
Kirsten HarrisQuantcast
Lucy SonterLinkedIn
Maya IvanovicPalin Communications
Priya Addams WilliamsCummins&Partners
Rachel AndradaMediaCom Australia


Social Change Maker

Bobbi MahlabMentor Walks & Mahlab
Claire AustinLinkedIn
Jo de FinaOTTO
Jo ScardFifty Acres – The Communications Agency
Lani TweddleVerizon Media
Nicky BrysonPwC
Yatu Widders-HuntCox Inall Ridgeway



Abigail Dubin-RhodinLeo Burnett
Alexandra RoubineLeo Burnett Sydney
Cara MeadeHouston Group
Catherine RushtonMindshare
Danni DimitriHavas Media
Emma EgertonThe Lumery
Nicole Flinton-FerraroCHE Proximity
Peita PaceyOMD Australia
Penny ShellOMD Australia
Sam CousinsDentsu X



Annie Lemaire-BrooksPlayground XYZ
Carolyn BollaciFacebook
Erica BlaksleeXandr
Karolina BidermannGroupM
Lucy AchesonAmicus Digital
Michaela AguilarHavas Media
Nadine Blayneyausbiz
Samantha BoltonAudience Precision
Saranya BabuWrike
Sophie WhincopQuantcast


Congrats once again to all who entered and all who made the shortlist! And a big thank you to our legendary sponsors.


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