marie claire Australia has today announced the inaugural marie claire and Bumble Glass Ceiling Awards, supported by Estée Lauder Companies.
The awards, to be held on June 19 in Sydney, are a celebration of game-changing businesses and trailblazing women smashing gender boundaries in the workplace. They will recognise companies breaking barriers and supporting equality at work as well as women paving the way for the next generation.
The judging panel is made up of high-profile ‘ceiling smashers’ and business leaders, including former Prime Minister Julia Gillard, celebrated chef Kylie Kwong, fashion designer Camilla Franks, World Champion surfer Layne Beachley, Seven journalist Melissa Doyle, Business Chicks CEO Olivia Ruello, ABC host Virginia Trioli, Bumble’s Associate Marketing Director, APAC, Michelle Battersby and Estée Lauder Companies managing director Terry Little.
marie claire editor Nicky Briger said: “For 25 years, marie claire has championed, empowered and supported Australian women and the Glass Ceiling Awards are a natural extension of our core brand mission. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the advances forged for working women as well as promoting the positive changes in Australian workplaces.”
Glass Ceiling Awards categories:
- MAJORITY RULES AWARD
A business where women make up the majority on the board or leadership team
- PAY EQUITY AWARD
A company who has achieved gender pay equity within its ranks
- FAMILY-FRIENDLY AWARD
A business dedicated to making the daily work/life/family juggle easier with flexible working hours or generous parental leave policies
- THE FUTURE- SHAPER AWARD
Next-gen thought-leaders revolutionising our future
- SOCIAL CONSCIENCE AWARD
A woman who’s paying it forward and making a difference to the world
- MENTOR AWARD
A powerhouse woman who has supported and championed other women in her industry
- THE CEILING SMASHER AWARD
Celebrating an iconic woman who has paved the way for other women
- BUMBLE’S MAKING MOVES AWARD
A people’s choice award recognising local women who are smashing the glass ceiling in their chosen industry or making positive change in their community
Nominations are now open in Bumble for the Making Moves Award, where users can match with the “marie claire x Bumble Glass Ceiling Awards” card to put forward a woman in their network.
Bumble’s Battersby said: “At Bumble we are passionate about empowering women to make the first move in all aspects of their lives, and we are so excited to be partnering with an iconic publication like marie claire for the inaugural Glass Ceiling Awards. These awards are in celebration of companies and women who are breaking through gender boundaries in the workforce, and we hope that through this partnership we can encourage even more women to take the first step to enact real change. If you know an inspirational businesswoman, download Bumble today and nominate her for our Making Moves Award.”
Estée Lauder’s Little added: “We are thrilled to be supporting marie claire’s Glass Ceiling Awards and welcome the opportunity to celebrate women and businesses who are driving positive change in the workplace. At Estée Lauder Companies, we value an inclusive and compassionate working environment and so this partnership with marie claire is perfectly aligned with our company culture.”