Women have been fighting for equal rights, equal pay and equal respect in the workforce since the dawn of the patriarchy. It’s time to recognise and applaud the trailblazing women and game-changing companies who are smashing gender boundaries and paving the way for the next generation. That’s why marie claire, in partnership with Bumble and supported by Estée Lauder Companies, have launched the inaugural Glass Ceiling Awards.
marie claire is all about championing and supporting Australian women. These awards, to be held on June 19 in Sydney, are an incredible opportunity to celebrate the advances that have been forged for working women while reflecting on the positive changes in Australia’s workplaces.
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.
The awards are made up of eight categories listed below. The nominees for each category will be announced on Wednesday June 5.
- 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
- MAKING MOVES PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
Recognising local women who are driven by equality, making positive change in their community
How can YOU get involved?
By nominating a trailblazing woman for the ‘Making Moves Award’!
If you know a woman who is driving positive change in her community, then cheer her on by nominating her for the people’s choice award. Perhaps she is a game-changing entrepreneur or a champion mentor, a woman dedicated to giving back or one who’s taking the reins in a typically male-dominated industry. Whatever it is that makes her inspiring, be sure to nominate her before June 6 – and give recognition where it’s due.
How to nominate
1. Download Bumble App here and set up your profile. This will provide you with access to Bumble Bizz, Bumble Date, and Bumble BFF.
2. Match with the marie claire x Bumble Glass Ceiling Awards in-app card. This will come up in your feed as you swipe through potential matches
3. Go into your conversations and click on the message from the marie claire x Bumble Glass Ceiling Awards account
4. Click the link to the nomination form
Nominations open at 09:00 AEST Monday, 20th May 2019 and close at 17:00 AEST Thursday, 6th June 2019. Winner to be advised on Thursday, 13th June 2019, and publicly announced on Wednesday, 19th June 2019. Only women aged 18 and above who reside in Australia can be nominated