“We have spent nine years recognising and rewarding remarkable women in the media. I continue to be surprised by the number of women who are holding down significant positions within the media, but who are not afforded the same recognition as their male counterparts.
“It is clear that this award still has a major part to play and I am pleased to see the commitment of past winners to this initiative.” Sandra Gordon, publisher of The Media and CEO of Wag the Dog publishers.
And they were all there today, previous winners, previous rising stars, lifetime achievers, all to celebrate and uplift and honour the women who came before and will come after them. And they were feted – handbags, spa vouchers, weekends away, cosmetics, stylish laptop bags were all doled out lavishly – by the sponsor, 1st for Women Insurance, and others, happy to spoil not only the nominees, but those attending too.
Next year is will see the 10th annual Women in The Media awards. One wonders just how the organisers can top this event, in the certainty that they will!
Congratulations to the winners, the nominees, the organisers and all women in the media.
In the picture above, taken by another woman in the media, Debbie Yazbek, are, from left: Mandy Wiener (rising star), Ethel Hazelhurst (lifetime achievement), Sandra Gordon (publisher, The Media), Phylicia Oppelt (editor, The Times and winner) and Robyn Farrell (managing director, 1st For Women Insurance)