It’s Arrived! The Shortlist For B&T’s Women In Media Awards!

It’s Arrived! The Shortlist For B&T’s Women In Media Awards!

The shortlist for B&T’s Women in Media Awards has been revealed! Our judges worked tirelessly to come to the below list from all the incredible women who entered the awards.

This year, the Awards will be held on Friday 19th August 2016 at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, featuring Gretel Killeen as MC, keynote by Tracey Spicer, and entertainment by Goldheist (aka Hester Fraser).

Tickets are still available (but not for long) to both the inaugural daytime forum and the awards. For those who want to jump in on People’s Choice, you can still vote here until August 5. 


Entries in the 15 categories, which span the advertising and media industry, are open to women at any level of their business, from chief executive to new starters, and will be judged by a panel of top female executives. One new category will be introduced this year – Entrepreneur. We will also be awarding Woman of the Year – this will be chosen by B&T as being the most influential out of the field of entrants.

The awards night will be a cocktail party with a keynote address from a leading woman in the industry. We will also be announcing B&T’s Power List – recognising the 30 most influential women in the Australia mediascape.

More than just recognition, the Awards provide an opportunity for new business opportunities and network expansion, as well as a chance to learn from some of the most empowering and inspiring women in your industry.

And the shortlist is…

Category is: Community/Pro-Bono

Ali KrzysztonBauer Media
Belinda DrewLeo Burnett Sydney
Genevieve MurphyThe Communications Council
Lee TonittoAustralian Marketing Institute
Linda RocakInitiative
Nicki WilloughbyInitiative

Category is: Creative

Barbara HumphriesThe Monkeys
Elle BullenClemenger BBDO Melbourne
Katrina Alvarez-JarrattWHYBIN/TBWA Sydney
Mandie van der MerweCummins & Partners Sydney
Marijke SpainThe Works Sydney
Sarah MuscatLeo Burnett Sydney
Sharon EdmondstonM&C Saatchi

Category is: Digital

Alison RiceAllure Media
Candice JuniperM&C Saatchi
Cassandra KelsallSapientNitro
Nicola SwankieRed Engine SCC
Sarah HetheringtonM&C Saatchi
Susannah GeorgeThe Urban List Group

Category is: Employer

CHE Proximity
Maxus Communications Australia
Nickelodeon Australia
Nine Entertainment Company
REA Group Ltd

Category is: Entrepreneur

Cassie (Sacks) Sellarswe.people
Gina LednyakL&A Social Media
Jen SharpeThink HQ
Kirsty MuddleCummins & Partners
Lorraine MurphyThe Remarkables Group
Meredith CranmerBEcause Brand Experience PTY LTD

Category is: Journalist/Producer

Antoinette LattoufAustralian Broadcasting Corporation
Brodee Myers-CookeNewsLifeMedia
Claire BradleyNewsLifeMedia
Donna HayDonna Hay Pty Ltd
Jo WallaceHumans of Newtown
Santilla ChingaipeSBS
Tyla HarringtonThe Riverine Herald McPherson Media Group

Category is: Marketing

Alicia BeachleyApril5
Cat PrestipinoAdRoll
Jessica HackettThe Urban List Group
Mim HaysomM&C Saatchi
Natasha MenonLuke Mangan & Company
Rebecca TosDentsu Aegis Network ANZ
Sharyn SmithSocial Soup
Tina WalsbergerSydney Festival

Category is: Media Agency

Aimee BuchananOMD Australia
Catherine KrantzCarat
Elizabeth GeorCHE Proximity
Marcelle GomezInitiative Australia
Penny Davy-WhyteDentsu Mitchell
Sophie PriceUM Australia
Virginia HylandHYLAND Media

Category is: Mentor

Bernadine LimSBS
Carrie Barkerthe projects*
Helen GraneyJack Morton Worldwide
Katy WebsdellMaxus Communications Australia
Kylie GreenMKTG
Narelle LancasterRMIT University, Melbourne.
Richenda Vermeulenntegrity
Yasmine GrayRed Agency

Category is: Public Relations

Annalise BrownM&C Saatchi
Fee TownshendPR Edge
Ishtar SchneiderPalin Communications
Leilani Abelsthrive pr + communications
Maya RanaCreative Method Collective
Vanessa LiellN2N Communications
Yasmine GrayRed Agency

Category is: Rising Star

Calliste WeitenbergDateline, SBS Television
Chloe SaintilanWhybin\TBWA Sydney
Corinna MaloneyNova Entertainment
Hannah Dukentegrity
Katy BergGoogle
Marijke SpainThe Works Sydney
Queenie LingSlingshot Media
Samantha CableLeo Burnett

Category is: Sales

Juliana Plahn-BrewerNews Corp Australia
Kate DayNova Entertainment
Kim NormanAdshel
Liana DuboisNine Entertainment Company
Lisa SquillaceSeven Network
Melissa MartinNine Entertainment Company
Melissa Verner GreenFacebook Australia
Michelle MagdyAdshel

Category is: Strategy

Aliya HasanVizeum Australia
Kate DayNova Entertainment
Kim BarnardThe Urban List Group
Linda TranLeo Burnett Sydney
Mollie HillThe Monkeys
Sophie PriceUM Australia
Susan LyonsCHE Proximity

Category is: Technology

Ally WatsonDeepend
Denise WyerAdRoll
Fabiola GomezLUXit
Renece BrewsterData Creative
Venessa HuntGroupM


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