Last Chance To Have Your Say On The Women In Media Power List Long List

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28:  'B&T Changing The Ratio 2018' at Belvoir Street Theatre on May 28, 2018 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images for B&T)

We have been absolutely blown away by the response to our call for nominations for the 2018 Women in Media Power List. What an amazing bunch of talent we are blessed with.

We think we’re very close to being able to hand over the list to our judges to select their top picks, thus arriving at the final 30. What a task they have ahead of them too thanks to all of your suggestions. We’re now boasting a list of 175 absolute power houses, but alas there can be only 30 in the final list.

Last year, the top of our list was none other than the fabulous Nicole Sheffield, but with her moving on from News Corp, the number one spot is once again wide open!

You don’t have to be a CEO to get on this list (or top it) – our judges just have to deem you influential and powerful. So if that’s you, or someone you know! Comment away. But check this long list of amazing women first. We have to close this list soon!

So as always if you’ve got someone to add, drop a note in the comments section below.

  • Adriana Colaneri – managing director, The Story Lab
  • Aimee Buchanan – chief executive, OMD Australia
  • Aisling Finch – director of marketing, Australia and NZ, Google
  • Aleisha McCall – founder and managing director, Ultimate Edge
  • Alison Rice – group publisher of women’s lifestyle, Allure Media
  • Andrea Rule – CMO, Carat Australia
  • Angela Goodsir – chief technology and systems operations officer, Multi Channel Network
  • Angela Henderson – Angela Henderson Consulting
  • Angela Morris – executive planning director, J. Walter Thomson
  • Angie Bradbury – founder and managing director, Dig+Fish
  • Ann Nolan – co-founder and chief strategy officer, Snobal
  • Anna Fawcett – executive producer, Filmgraphics
  • Annie Parker – director, Code Club Australia/global head of startups, Microsoft
  • Bec Brideson – founder and executive creative director, Venus Comm/Bec Brideson
  • Belinda Jennings – founder and CEO, Mum Central
  • Belinda Murray – managing director, BWM Dentsu Melbourne
  • Bobbi Mahlab – managing director, Mahlab/co-founder, Mentor Walks
  • Bodhi Mary Hunter – founder and managing editor, The Good Guide
  • Cally Scivetti – marketing and strategy director, Val Morgan
  • Carmela Soares – Clemenger Melbourne
  • Carolyn Bollaci – head of agency, Australia, Facebook
  • Carrie Barker – CEO and partner, the projects*
  • Catherine Krantz – head of operational performance, Carat Melbourne / head of diversity and inclusion, Dentsu Aegis Network
  • Cathy O’Connor – CEO, NOVA Entertainment
  • Charlotte Valente – general manager marketing, APN Outdoor
  • Charmaine Moldrich – chief executive, Outdoor Media Association
  • Christina Allen – general counsel, FOX Sports Australia
  • Christina Aventi – executive planning director, BMF
  • Claire Butterworth – chief investment officer, Wavemaker
  • Claire Salvetti – managing director, One Green Bean
  • Claudia McInerney – managing director, Melbourne, WhiteGrey
  • Corrie McLeod – CEO, Hello Espresso
  • Deanne Weir – chairman, Ai Media
  • Dee Madigan – executive creative director, Campaign Edge
  • Donna Hay – founder, Donna Hay Pty Ltd
  • Edwina McCann – editor-in-chief, Vogue Australia
  • Elaine Herlihy – CMO, Paypal
  • Elizabeth Fox – director, Google Marketing Solutions, AUNZ
  • Ella Schalch – creative director, Schalch Marketing
  • Ellie Rogers – head of agency, Facebook
  • Emily Perrett – managing director, Clemenger BBDO
  • Emma Bannister – CEO and founder, Presentation Studio
  • Emma Lo Russo – CEO and co-founder, Digivizer
  • Emma Triggs – founder and MD, The M Agency
  • Emma-Jayne Owens – chief commercial officer, Australian Radio Network
  • Esther Carlsen – managing director, Acxiom
  • Esther Clerehan – Clerehan
  • EJ Granleese – founder, History Will Be Kind
  • Fiona Johnston – CEO, UM Australia
  • Fiona Lang – COO, BBC Studios ANZ
  • Fiorella Di Santo – general manager publishing – fashion, luxury, food & home, Bauer Media
  • Gab Merrick – managing director, Carat Brisbane
  • Gemma Fordham, head of content, Hit Network
  • Gemma Hunter – global executive creative director, Mediacom
  • Genevieve Clay-Smith – co-founder and creative director, Taste Creative/co-founder and CEO of Bus Stop Films
  • Gina Lednyak – founder and managing director, L&A Social Media
  • Helena Snowdon – managing director, Mindshare Melbourne
  • Helen McCabe – digital content director, Nine Entertainment
  • Helen Trinca – managing editor, The Australian
  • Ilda Jamison – Country Manager ANZ, Oracle
  • Imogen Hewitt – Group Managing Director, Havas
  • Ita Buttrose – TBA
  • Jackie Frank – Be Frank Group
  • Jamila Rizvi – editor-at-large, Nine’s Future of Women
  • Jane Geraghty – CEO, Landor
  • Jane King – head of marketing, Val Morgan Outdoor
  • Jane Huxley – managing director, Spotify Australia
  • Jane Sullivan – managing director, Brisbane, Wavemaker
  • Janet Cameron – Grant Broadcasters
  • Jen Speirs – creative director, BMF
  • Jo Clasby – Sydney sales director, Multi Channel Network
  • Jo Scard – Fifty Acres
  • Joan Warner – CEO, Commercial Radio Australia
  • Joanne Gray – editor, BOSS (Australian Financial Review)
  • Joe de Fina – The OTTO Empire
  • Joe Pollard – group managing director of media and marketing, Telstra
  • Jovy Gill – Essence
  • Judy Sahay – founder and managing director, Crowd Media Group
  • Julia Zaetta – editor, Better Homes and Gardens
  • Justine Cullen – editor-in-chief, ELLE Australia
  • Karen Halligan – director customer, brand and marketing advisory, KPMG
  • Karly Leach – managing director, Wavemaker
  • Kate de Brito – editor-in-chief,
  • Kate McClymont – investigative journalist, Sydney Morning Herald
  • Kate O’Ryan Roeder – managing director, Mindshare Sydney
  • Kate Richardson – general manager, Red Engine SCC
  • Kathryn Carter – general manager, Snap
  • Kathryn Scott – director, Scout Management
  • Katharine Murphy – political editor, The Guardian
  • Katia Loisel – founder and CEO, The Love Destination
  • Katie Rigg-Smith – CEO, Mindshare
  • Katrina McCarter – CEO, Marketing to Mums
  • Kellie Northwood – executive director, Sierra Delta / CEO, Australasian Catalogue Association
  • Kerry Field – general manager, Mindshare Sydney
  • Kieran Moore – CEO (PR and PA), WPP AUNZ
  • Kim Portrate – CEO, Think TV
  • Kimberlee Wells – CEO, TBWA Melbourne
  • Kirsty Dagnall – senior account manager, McCorkell & Associates
  • Kirsty Muddle – founding partner, Cummins&Partners
  • Lama Tayeh – founder and CEO, Lulumpr
  • Lara Brownlow – head of agency, LinkedIn
  • Lee Tonitto – chief executive, AMI
  • Leigh Sales – The ABC
  • Leanne Cartwright-Bradford – Head of Audible Australia and New Zealand
  • Lenore Taylor – editor, The Guardian
  • Lesley Edwards – CEO, IKON Australia
  • Lindy Olsen – group editor-in-chief and head of operations, Challenger Media Group
  • Lisa Bjorksten – founder and director, The Digi Collective
  • Lisa King – head of commercial, Adshel
  • Lisa Watts – CEO, The Conversation
  • Lisa Wilkinson – The Project, Ten
  • Lizzie Young – group content strategy director, Nine Entertainment Co
  • Loren Bradley – executive producer, Sweetshop Australia
  • Lorraine Jokovic – chief executive officer, LOUD
  • Louise Barrett – managing director sales, News Corp
  • Lynn Poole – managing director, The Brand Pool
  • Mandi Gunsberger – founder and managing director, Babyology
  • Margie Reid – managing partner, Thinkerbell Pty Ltd
  • Maria Grivas – chief data and technology officer, UM
  • Marlene Vivaire – founder, T-Shape Consulting
  • Melinda Geertz – CEO Australia, Leo Burnett
  • Melina Augoustakis – Melbourne sales director, Multi Channel Network
  • Melissa Fein – CEO, Initiative Australia
  • Mia Freedman – co-founder and content director, Mamamia
  • Michelle Guthrie – CEO, ABC
  • Michelle Holland – managing partner, Ogilvy Sydney
  • Monique Macleod – chief marketing officer, Commonwealth Bank
  • Monique Perry – managing director, Nielsen
  • Naomi Gorringe – client partner, TBWA\Melbourne
  • Nic Taylor – CEO, McCann
  • Nicola Lewis – chief investment officer, GroupM
  • Nicole Boyd – chief client officer, MediaCom
  • Nicole Hope – head of PR, Superdream
  • Nicole McInnes – CMO, OVO
  • Nickie Scriven – CEO, Zenith Australia
  • Nikki Briger – editor, Marie Claire
  • Nicole Turley – chief investment officer, MediaCom
  • Olivia Ruello – CEO, Business Chicks
  • Olivia Wirth – group executive of brand, marketing and corporate affairs, Qantas
  • Ophenia (Qiwan) Liang – director and co-founder, Digital Crew
  • Penelope Holloway – general manager, Hill & Knowlton
  • Penny Kaleta – national sales director, Fairfax ACM
  • Rebecca Tos – CEO, Columbus
  • Richenda Vermeulen – founder and director, Ntegrity
  • Robi Stanton – vice president and general manager, Turner International
  • Robin Bailey – broadcaster, MMM Brisbane Breakfast Radio / commentator, the Today show / host, The Well podcast on Mamamia
  • Robyn Foyster – CEO, Foyster Media
  • Rose Herceg – chief strategy officer, WPP AUNZ
  • Sally Kissane – managing partner, Ogilvy Sydney
  • Sara Lappage – chief marketing officer, QMS Media
  • Sarah James – chief digital officer, Carat Australia
  • Sarah Keith – managing director, Publicis Media Exchange
  • Sarrah Le Marquand – editor-in-chief, Stellar magazine (NewsLife Media)/Founding editor, RendezView (NewsCorp Australia)
  • Sasha Firth – managing director, Sydney Y&R, ANZ
  • Sev Griffiths – chief connections design and partnerships officer, UM
  • Siobhan McKenna – Managing Partner, Lachlan Murdoch’s Illyria
  • Sophie Madden – CEO, Media Federation of Australia
  • Sophie Price – head of integrated strategy, M&C Saatchi Group
  • Stephanie (Stevie) Douglas-Neal – executive group business director, PHD
  • Sue Squillace – founder, Spark Foundry
  • Sunita Gloster – CMO advisory, PwC Australia
  • Susan Searle – president, IDG Communications
  • Susannah George – founder, The Urban List
  • Suzanne Steele – managing director, ANZ Adobe
  • Suzie Blinman – chief commercial and corporate development officer, Multi Channel Network
  • Tania Jones – content and brand partnerships director, Multi Channel Network
  • Tara Ford – ECD, DDB Sydney
  • Tara Mckenty – creative director (APAC), Google
  • Taryn Williams – The Right Fit
  • Tory Shepherd – The Advertiser
  • Tracey Fellows – chief executive, REA Group
  • Venessa Hunt – head of digital investment, GroupM
  • Virginia Hyland – founder and principal, Hyland
  • Wendy Gower – managing director, m2m Sydney
  • Wendy Moore – general manager food and home, Pacific Magazines

B&T‘s Women in Media Awards 2018 will be held on Friday 17 August 2018 at Doltone House – Jones Bay Wharf. Grab early bird tickets to the event here and find all other info on the website

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    1. Thanks so much for all your suggestions – we’ve added them in and now have a final long list!

    2. Kath Blackham (Founder of Deepend and Versa) should definitely be on this list!

      Kath founded Versa last year which is Australia’s first and currently only enterprise level voice experience agency and has dedicated the past twelve months in educating our industry on how to get ready for voice. She is involved in the industry at every level including being on the board of the Digital & Technology Collective and helping get initiatives like Code Like a Girl up and running. Her real passion is showing the industry how true flexibility can work so that employees can do amazing work AND have a life – she is constantly innovating in this area.

    3. Hi Natalie,

      We’ve got quite a few of your suggestions on the list already too!

    4. I have 18 more inspiring women to include in the list:

      Stacey Brown, Chief Financial Officer, News Corp Australia
      Siobhan McKenna, Group Director – Broadcasting, News Corp Australia
      Tracey Fellows, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, REA Group
      Lou Barrett, Managing Director National Sales, News Corp Australia
      Kathy Lipari, Executive Editor News 360, News Corp Australia
      Fiona Nilsson, Lifestyle Director, News Life Media
      Kerrie McCallum, Editor-in-Chief, delicious.
      Claire Bradley, Editor-in-Chief, Inside Out magazine
      Georgi Pell, General Manager, News With Her In Mind Network
      Brodee Myers-Cooke, Editor-in-Chief,
      Melissa Wilson, Editor,
      Michelle Gunn, Editor, The Weekend Australian
      Peta Credlin, News Anchor at Sky News Australia and News Corp Australia National Columnist
      Christine Middap, Editor, The Weekend Australian Magazine
      Jennifer Spilsbury, Editor, The Cairns Post
      Amanda Laing, Consultant, Foxtel and FOX SPORTS
      Libby Minogue, Executive General Manager Media and Content, REA Group and Deputy Chair of IAB Australia
      Liz Deegan, General Manager Corporate Affairs & Relationships, News Corp Australia

      Thank you!

    5. Angie Bradbury from Dig&Fish is the best leader and managing director I’ve worked with to date. Her passion for her staff, encouragement for backing ourselves and the work that we do, and her dedication to supporting women in the industry is incredible.

      From starting up Liquid Ideas in 2000, to merging two companies to produce the entity that now is Dig&Fish today, I am incredibly proud of where I work and can’t wait to see what’s next for us!

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