Thousands of man-hours go into creating this fabulous event, dubbed one of the highlight events on Sydney’s social calendar. The bespoke menu was created by Pier one and was paired with Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label. The electric atmosphere was further punctuated by the inspiring words of women who embody the Glass Ceiling Awards and DJ Alice Quiddington.
Over 150 inspiring women attended the first ever Glass Ceiling Awards. Our judging panel 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.
Not to mention a slate of up-and-coming leaders in fashion, beauty, business, science and the arts.
Bumble Bizz fulled proceeding with their bespoke coffee cart which ground of six kilograms of coffee beans.
While Sunrise's Edwina Bartholomew made her first public appearance since announcing that she is expecting her first child, Tech Ready Women founder and CEO Christie Whitehill announced that she's pregnant onstage.
marie claire editor Nicky Brigger welcomed guests with a stirring speech, revealing that there are more CEOs with the first name 'Andrew' than there are female CEOs across Australia. And, that 25 of those Australian female CEOs were in fact, in the room.
Photos of our winners were taken in the marie claire photo studio - the final edits will feature in a special feature next month.
As a fun twist on the traditional photo booth, Bumble Australia's studio took thirty professional headshots for guests.