Nominations now open
Australia is home to some incredible female leaders but we don't always see these women receiving the recognition they deserve. So late last year we set out to uncover some of this country's best emerging leaders with our first ever awards program.
We were overwhelmed by the response and inspired by the calibre of the nominations received. That's why we're doing it all over again in 2014 and hope to see even more of you getting involved.
If you're an emerging entrepreneur or a leader coming up the ranks in the public, private or NFP sectors, spend an hour with our simple online form and let us know what you can do. It's a great opportunity to reflect back on all that you've achieved over the past 12 months.
Or perhaps you know a mentor, agenda setter or change champion who should be recognised? Nominate them so we can also celebrate the men and women who help women achieve. We'll announce the winners in March 2014 and keep you updated on everything you need to know about the program right here.
Editor of Women's Agenda
ABOUT THE NAB WOMEN'S AGENDA
In 2014, the second annual NAB Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards will celebrate the best and most inspiring female talent in business and the community, as well as the men and women who help women achieve.
With ten categories covering emerging and established leadership talent in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors as well as entrepreneurs and business owners, the Awards are an opportunity for Australian women and businesses to proudly promote their achievements and contributions.
The Awards recognise accomplishments and work achieved over the 12 months prior to entry, with finalists and winners assessed according to set criteria provided for each category.
Our Awards luncheon in March 2014 will be a celebration of the outstanding female talent available in Australia as well as a fabulous networking opportunity for Women’s Agenda readers and those keen on mingling with award finalists, winners, judges and like-minded women.
CHECK OUT THE 2013 EVENT
A brief overview of how the NAB Women's Agenda Leadership Awards work:
Nominate yourself or another woman you know by completing the entry form.
A Women's Agenda panel shortlists the finalists once entries close. Shortlisted finalists will be contacted and announced in January. Our panel of expert external judges will then assess the finalists to determine each category winner. See more on the judging process in our FAQs.
Winners are announced at the Awards luncheon in Sydney on 6 March, 2014.
To be eligible to enter the 2014 NAB Women's Agenda Leadership Awards, you must meet the following criteria:
- You must be an Australian resident; and
- You are not an employee of Private Media or an Award judge
Women's Agenda will celebrate Australia's best emerging and established female leaders at the NAB Women's Agenda Leadership Awards luncheon on the 6th of March 2014. The Awards also recognise and celebrate the men and women who help women achieve.
This is your opportunity to applaud the Award winners, hear from an inspiring keynote speaker and network with judges, finalists and the Women's Agenda community. You can do all of this while enjoying a two-course meal overlooking the foreshore of Sydney Harbour, with views of the iconic Harbour Bridge. You can immerse yourself among like-minded men and women at an event that also marks International Women's Day.
The event was a sell-out in 2013, so don't miss this fabulous opportunity to celebrate women who achieve success their own way. Save the date and check back with Women's Agenda for tickets.
A message from our partner
At NAB we believe every woman deserves a life full of choices so she can strive to be the best she can possibly be.
Whether she’s focused on her career, taking time out for herself, starting a family, choosing to be a full-time carer, moving towards retirement or juggling any combination of these, her life plan should be underpinned by a healthy relationship with money.
Our vision is for all Australian women to be confident with their money so they can lead rich and rewarding lives.
We know that when women are in control of their money they feel in control of themselves.
Joining forces with Women’s Agenda to recognise and celebrate Australian women and men who are driving the agenda for women was an easy decision for us.
When we first met the team we felt an instant connection and knew we both shared the same passion for seeing women succeed and helping them feel empowered economically.
The inaugural Awards gave us a platform to help unearth women out there who are doing amazing work.
We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Women’s Agenda for another two years and really encourage women to either nominate themselves or someone else for an Award.
Let’s together celebrate the extraordinary talent of so many women right across this country.
Standing up and being recognised is all about leadership, courage and passion.
All the very best to everyone involved.
Project Director, Women and Money, NABvisit nab
- An invitation to join our alumni of award winners, including networking opportunities with previous and future winners
- All finalists and winners receive a framed commemorative certificate
- Finalists and winners receive permission to display the NAB Women's Agenda Leadership Awards Finalist or Winner email badge
- For winners outside NSW, one return economy airfare to Sydney for the Awards luncheon
- One ticket to attend the pre-awards cocktail function on the evening of Wednesday, 5 March 2014
- One ticket to the NAB Women's Agenda Leadership Awards luncheon
- One night's accommodation (transfers and incidental expenses excluded)
Entry is free, simple and fast. It will take you approximately one hour to complete and the 4 entry sections include:
- Name and business details
- The business
- Key challenges from the last 12 months
- Business references
Each award entrant is requested to provide details of two business referees who can be contacted for a reference check. Please seek approval from these referees prior to providing their details and please note that family members and spouses cannot be referees. We will let you know if we will be contacting these referees.
Brief overview of how the NAB Women's Agenda Leadership Awards work:
Nominate yourself or another woman you know by completing the entry form.
A Women's Agenda panel shortlists the finalists once entries close. Shortlisted finalists will be contacted and announced in January. Our panel of expert external judges will then assess the finalists to determine each category winner. See more on the judging process.
Winners are announced at the awards luncheon in Sydney on 6 March, 2014.
a. As we receive hundreds of nominations, a small working group within Private Media (publisher of Women’s Agenda) chaired by Women’s Agenda editor Angela Priestley will determine our short-list of finalists according to the criteria provided for each award.
b. All finalists are then contacted by Women’s Agenda to let them know they’ve been shortlisted for the Awards, and to verify details provided in their nomination forms. This may involve a short (10 to 15 minute) telephone interview and reference checks.
c. Each award is assigned a panel of three to four external judges. Each of our judges are asked to assess between one and three Awards.
d. The list of finalists is then sent to our external judges for assessment, a group chaired by Private Media publishing director Marina Go. We ask our judges to inform us of any potential conflicts of interest in the list of finalists they’re provided. Should there be a conflict, the judge will be assigned to a different award category.
e. Our external judges independently assess each award by assigning a rating out of ten for each of the set criteria we ask nominees to address. The numbers provided by each of the judges on the award panel are then tallied to determine the overall winner.
f. All external judges are invited to participate in a video conference call to discuss the winners and assist in delivering a verdict when the points based allocation makes it too close to call – for example, should one point be the difference between the winner and runner up.
g. Winners are NOT informed they have won prior to the Awards luncheon. All finalists are invited to prepare a short speech should they be the overall winner on the day.
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