AWARDS

The Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence Awards 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.

These are 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.

We congratulate the 2019 100 Women of Influence finalists and winners and welcome them as Women of Influence alumni.

If you have any queries please email us womenofinfluence@afr.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

A selection committee from the Financial Review and Korn Ferry will review all entries and create a shortlist to be provided to the judging panel. Our panel of esteemed judges will then review the shortlisted entries and determine the 100 Women of Influence. All of these women are winners and will join the Women of Influence alumni group. A further category winner will be selected for each of the 10 categories, and from those 10 women, the panel will select an overall Woman of Influence.

If you are submitting an entry you will be asked to provide a referee/s to enable a reference check to be conducted. The referee will be asked to verify the content of the submission and that all facts are true and correct for each entrant.

After an entry is submitted you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive confirmation of your submission, please email womenofinfluence@afr.com with your name and the category which you submitted the entry for.

As a rule, we don’t offer extensions beyond the close date, to make it fair to all entrants.

If you have been nominated by someone else and/or self nominating and you wish to submit an entry, you must create a login by registering your details then creating a profile. Via this process, we will be asking for your contact information should we need to contact you in relation to your entry. You will be sent a verification email to the email address provided.

After the entry is submitted you will receive confirmation of your submission. Once submitted, an entry cannot be changed. If you have any questions about your entry, please email us at womenofinfluence@afr.com.

Judges are looking for women who invest their time and energy into helping other women make the most of their potential. These women will advocate for change every day – in their workplace, their community, their peer group and wherever decisions are made. These women confront unfairness and don’t take no for an answer.  They identify what needs to be done and roll up their sleeves to do it. These are women who use their skills and talents to help change the status quo and create a more equitable society.

We are looking for the special women who didn’t set out to become role models but truly are, and who can tell us why they make a difference.

Entries need to include a clear and focused description of the impact and results of the nominee’s efforts, as well as a succinct story about how they got to the position the are in.

We particularly want to know how they used their influence to make change happen: the lobbying, the fund-raising, the mentoring and support of others, the networks established, the causes they support.

Don’t be afraid to enter yourself.

Our nominees come from all ranks and roles, and from all sectors, and no efforts are too small to be included.

The awards are intended to encourage the widest possible range of women to enter or be nominated, and show their contribution. To do that, judging focuses on quality and impact rather than the scale or seniority of a woman’s role.

Even if you have never entered an award program before, and feel uncomfortable about the attention, remember this is a chance to really extend your influence well beyond your own remit, on what matters to you.

Past entrants are welcome to enter again apart from entrants who have been selected as the overall winner in any past year who are ineligible to enter or be selected again. Entrants who have been selected as category winners may enter again but only in a different category.

No – an individual can only enter in one category.

We understand that sometimes it is difficult to choose the correct category.  

If you have been nominated by someone else, you will be able to change the category you wish to enter into should you not agree the nominated category is the best fit for you.

If you are self nominating, choose the one that fits best and complete your entry.  If the judges think the entry is better suited to another category – they will move it to that new category.

There is no cost associated with entering the awards.

Women with Australian citizenship or Australian residency. Women living outside of Australia are eligible in every category, but must have Australian residency. Those entering the Young Leader category must be aged 30 years or younger as at Friday 10 July 2020.

Past entrants are welcome to be nominated again. Entrants who have been selected as the overall winner in any past year are ineligible to be nominated, enter or be selected again. Entrants who have been selected as category winners may be nominated and enter again but only in a different category.

After a nomination is submitted you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive confirmation of your submission, please email womenofinfluence@afr.com with your name and the category which you submitted the nomination for.

To nominate somebody else, you must create a login by registering your details then creating a profile. Via this process, we will be asking for your contact information should we need to contact you in relation to your nomination. You will be sent a verification email to the email address provided.

The person you have nominated will receive an email notifying them of the nomination and encouraged to enter. Nominations cannot be changed once submitted. If you have any questions about nominating, please email us at womenofinfluence@afr.com.

The nominee will be notified of a nomination every time she is nominated. It will be up to the person nominated to submit an entry.

We understand that sometimes it is difficult to choose the correct category.  

If you are nominating someone else, they will be able to change the category they wish to enter into.

If you are self nominating, choose the one that fits best and complete your entry.  If the judges think the entry is better suited to another category – they will move it to that new category.

There is no cost associated with entering the awards.

Absolutely. We encourage you to nominate yourself to be part of the 100 Women of Influence awards.

Please refer to "How does the entry process work?

Absolutely. We encourage you to nominate as many women as you would like that you believe are influential in their field.

To nominate someone else, you need to have their name and email address. Once you have nominated someone else, they will receive an email notifying them they have been nominated and encouraged to submit an entry.

Women with Australian citizenship or Australian residency. Women living outside of Australia are eligible in every category, but must have Australian residency. Those being nominated for the Young Leader category must be aged 30 years or younger as of close of entry date.