COSMOPOLITAN Women of the Year Awards

Cosmopolitan announces winners of the Women of the Year Awards

The Cosmopolitan Women of the Year Awards with OGX today celebrated 11 incredible Australian women who have inspired the nation with their talent, determination and leadership.

Hosted by Ksenija Lukich, the event honoured trailblazers.

“Today we celebrated the tremendous achievements of Australian women across a diverse range of fields. What they all have in common is their dedication to inspire and empower women to follow their passion,” said Lorna Gray, editor of Cosmopolitan.

Aussie fashion icon Camilla Franks was honoured with the Woman of the Year Award for her longevity and leadership in the fashion industry, as well as her incredibly brave battle with cancer, inspiring many others to stay strong. While pushing the boundaries of fashion, Camilla has continued to empower women and be a voice for those unheard.

On the awards, Fiorella Di Santo, General Manager, Publishing, said, “Cosmo has long been a passionate advocate of Australian women. We’re proud to celebrate the extraordinary work of the nominees and winners.”

Other winners this year included international DJ Dara Hayes, better known as DJ Tigerlily (Performer), Alana Pallister and Stevie Cox of I.AM.GIA (Entrepreneur), and social media influencers Steph Claire Smith, Isabella Fiori and Sammy Robinson, who were named Social Media Stars in their respective fields.

A star-studded guest list attended the luncheon award ceremony, including Sylvia Jeffreys, Jules Sebastian, Pia Muehlenbeck, Elle Ferguson, Imogen Anthony, Pip Edwards and Laura Henshaw and a number of contestants from this year’s The Bachelor.

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR:

WINNER: Alana Pallister and Stevie Cox, I.AM.GIA

FELLOW FINALISTS: Stefani Janson, Emily & Sarah Hamilton, Anna Lahey, Kristy Chong

CREATIVE OF THE YEAR:

WINNER: Jasmine Dowling, Typographer

FELLOW FINALISTS: Josephine Clough, photographer. Paria Mahboobi, mixed media artist. Alice Lindstrom, illustrator and artist, Rachel Burke, designer

FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR:

WINNER: Laura Byrne, ToniMay

FELLOW FINALISTS: Siham Elmawey, Poppy Lissiman, Katia Santilli and Vera Yan, Lillian & Dianne Khallouf

GAME CHANGER OF THE YEAR:

WINNER: Mel Thomas, KYUP! Project Founder

FELLOW FINALISTS:: Dr Nikki Stamp, Sylvia Freedman, Constance Hall, Saxon Mullins

PERFORMER OF THE YEAR:

WINNER: Dara Hayes, DJ Tigerlily

FELLOW FINALISTS:: Lisa & Jess Origliasso, The Thinkergirls, Madeleine Madden, Nakkiah Lui

BEAUTY INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR:

WINNER: Isabella Fiori

FELLOW FINALISTS: Flexmami, Wendy Nguyen, Gemma Lepre, Brittney LeeSaunders

FASHION INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR:

WINNER: Sammy Robinson

FELLOW FINALISTS:: Micah Gianneli, Cartia Mallan, Laura Jade Stone, Rachel TeeTyler

LIFESTYLE INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR:

WINNER: Steph Claire Smith

FELLOW FINALISTS:: Lisa Hamilton, Chloe Barry- Hang, Gabrielle Epstein, JadéTuncdoruk

HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR:

WINNER: Jessica Lees, Australian Red Cross

FELLOW FINALISTS:: Bec Lucas, Sarah Moran, Prudence Melom, Eloise Wellings

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR:

WINNER: Madison De Rozario, Athlete

FELLOW FINALISTS:: Daisy Pearce, Ellia Green, Minjee Lee, Samantha Kerr

WOMAN OF THE YEAR: Camilla Franks

Cosmopolitan selected nominees for the Women of the Year Awards. The winners were decided by the Australian public via online voting.

The Women of the Year Awards supports Bauer Media’s Female Futures initiative which aims to create a better and more equal future for Australian women.