You’re Invited To The marie claire x Bumble Glass Ceiling Series

Celebrating the women leading the way

In June last year, marie claire and Bumble invited the country’s most powerful, game-changing and stylish women (and a few blokes) to our inaugural Glass Ceiling Awards held at Pier One overlooking Sydney Harbour.

Legendary philanthropist Susan Alberti chatted to AFLW star Tayla Harris, politician Tanya Plibersek brought her teenage son and everyone cried when scientist Macinley Butson and activist Jean Hinchcliffe were jointly awarded the Future Shaper Award. The champagne flowed, the conversations ran long into the afternoon and everyone walked away feeling inspired and full of hope.

This year, for obvious reasons, we can’t invite hundreds of people to laugh, cheers and tear up in a crowded room, but we still want to bring a dose of hope to the world.   

In some much-needed good news for 2020, our Glass Ceiling Awards will pivot to a virtual event—and you’re all invited to sit front row!

Just like the inaugural event, our 2020 marie claire x Bumble Glass Ceiling Series will celebrate the “ceiling smashers” who are paving the way for a brighter future.

Our friends Dannii Minogue, Brooke Boney, Jan Fran and Lucille McCart from Bumble will join editor Nicky Briger for a candid chat, sharing their collective wisdom and advice on staying resilient, taking risks, overcoming adversity and leading the revolution. 

Be inspired to fight the good fight by our panellists’ real-life stories, hard-earned life lessons and sheer grit. Please join us for a morning of mentorship, magic moments and belly laughs. marie claire + Bumble Glass Ceiling Series brings you—The Pivot. The Purpose. The Powerhouse.

Glass Ceiling Panel
From top left: Jan Fran, Dannii Minogue, Brooke Boney and Lucille McCart.

Meet The Panel


Please, put your hands together for the one, the only, the absolute powerhouse that is Dannii Minogue. After stepping into the spotlight on Aussie classics Young Talent Time and Home & Away, Dannii hit the big time as a pop star, then a talent show judge, a fashion designer and a mum to her son Ethan. As if that wasn’t enough, she’s also a best-selling author and a supporter of the St Kilda Mum’s charity helping vulnerable families in Melbourne. We think that deserves another round of applause…  


Brooke Boney’s Instagram bio reads: ‘All round legend,’ and it’s absolutely true. After presenting the news (and refining her great taste in music) at Triple J, the Gamilaroi Gomeroi woman has spent the last two years as the Today show’s Entertainment Editor, interviewing the biggest names in showbiz (*cough* Matthew McConaughey *cough*) and using her platform to celebrate her Indigenous heritage and champion for diversity on TV.


Lucille McCart is the Associate Director, APAC, PR + Comms at Bumble and a visionary in the Australian Marketing Landscape. In the four years that Lucille has been working with Bumble, it has gone from a tech startup to a mainstream brand that has a cult following that empowers women to make the first move. Lucille is fiercely smart, strategic and has a reputation for her invaluable leadership style and genuine passion for meaningful and innovative work.


From investigating pressing issues on The Feed to spectacularly calling out Malcolm Turnbull on Q&A, Jan Fran is a force of nature.  The Walkley-award winning journalist is a proud ambassador for the female empowerment organisation Plan International Australia, the creator of the online opinion segment The Frant, and a passionate advocate for sustainable fashion.

Join us for a virtual breakfast at 10am sharp on Wednesday, December 9. The first 100 to register and attend the event will receive a virtual gift bag with exclusive offers on thousands of products. 

And best of all: it’s FREE. Don’t miss by out by registering now here.

T&Cs: Offers not in conjunction with any other offer. One virtual gift bag per order. Specific terms and conditions apply for each item in giftbag.

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