The Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence Awards presented by Qantas encompasses ten categories, with the aim of identifying a diverse group of women championing change in business and society. We want to uncover and promote Australian women who have dedicated their time and energy to help and encourage other women in their industry, and who are fighting for change every day.
Nominate women who confront unfairness and don’t take no for an answer; who identify what needs to be done then roll up their sleeves to do it, and who use their skills and ability to help change the status quo to a more equal, more diverse, and vibrant society.
Tuesday 29 May
Tuesday 10 July
Tuesday 4 September
100 Women of Influence announced
Wednesday 17 October
100 Women of Influence Awards gala night
TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM 4 SEPT
Arts, Culture and Sport
Women involved in furthering Australia’s artistic and cultural institutions or sporting, organisations. Entries are invited from women including but not limited to performers, writers, athletes, curators, or those involved in advocacy for, or administration of, initiatives across areas such as the creative arts, sport, media and entertainment, both locally and globally.
Board and Management
Women working on a board or in management in public or private companies, or who are running a team, a key project, or developing strategy within an organisation. Their influence extends beyond their formal role to personal support, mentoring and networks.
Business and Entrepreneur
Women who have founded, own, or run a business. This category recognises women who have substantially developed a business, or led its strategy and direction, and remain actively involved in its operation
Diversity and Inclusion
Women who have dedicated themselves to consistently advocating for a more diverse workforce or diverse representation on community, government and business entities and who have helped make the change happen. This includes advocacy in the boardroom, in government, lobby groups, in small or large businesses or the community.
Women whose work is making a mark on the global stage, including through offshore business expansion, projects that originate in areas outside Australia, or international collaborations. Entrants are invited from a broad range of sectors, and they may be based overseas or in Australia.
Women who are driving innovation and entrepreneurship, within a business or workplace, through their work in the sciences, medicine, academia, technology, finance, engineering or in organisational design and management. This category also recognises innovative ways of tackling community and social issues and improving inclusion.
Local and Regional
Women who are having a positive impact in their community at a local, rural or regional level. This may be across business, community, the not for profit sector, the arts or in government.
Women working in the public sector at either local, state or federal level. This may include those working in agencies or in an advisory role to influence and change public policy, for instance, to support better social inclusion and equity.
Social Enterprise and Not-for-profit
Women working in a range of capacities to support social change as entrepreneurs or in community projects or campaigns in the not for profit sector. This may cover a range of areas including health, education, domestic violence, indigenous programs, financial literacy or cultural programs
Young women aged up to and including 30 years (as of August 31, 2018) who demonstrate a capacity to influence and act as catalysts for change. This new generation of leaders is advocating for and giving a voice to younger women and their concerns.