It's that time of year again: Time to sit back, reflect and think about what you've achieved in your career over the last 12 months.
There's no better way to do that than by entering the NAB Women's Agenda Leadership Awards.
Now in its third year, this awards program celebrates emerging female leaders and those who help women achieve.
In 2015, we'll be celebrating emerging talent in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, as well as the emerging entrepreneur of the year. We'll also be awarding a mentor of the year, change champion, agenda setter and inducting another incredible woman into our 'Hall of Fame'.
Our previous winners have including amazing, game-changing and talented women who've gone on to do extraordinary things in their careers across a wide range of industry sectors.
And our alumni of finalists is a growing community of inspiring, connected and supportive women and men.
Once again these awards would not be possible within the continued support of our event partner NAB, and we're very happy to have them
Entering these awards will take an hour of your time. But the results could last a lifetime. I encourage you to get involved today.
Tickets to attend our awards luncheon on February 26 in Sydney will be available soon.
Associate Publisher, Women's Agenda
ABOUT THE NAB WOMEN'S AGENDA
In 2015, the third 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 nine 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 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 is on the 26th February 2015 in Sydney, and will be a celebration of the outstanding female talent available in Australia as well as a fabulous networking opportunity for Women’s Agenda readers who'd like to connect with finalists, winners, judges and like-minded women.
CHECK OUT THE 2014 EVENT
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 ANNOUNCED
Winners are announced at the Awards luncheon in Sydney on 26 February, 2015.
To be eligible to enter the 2015 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 leaders at the NAB Women's Agenda Leadership Awards luncheon on the 26th of February 2015.
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 at a stunning location, while also celebrating the careers of women in the lead up to International Women's Day.
Tickets for the Awards will soon be on sale, with our guest speaker to be announced in the coming weeks (previous speakers have included Anna Bligh and Nicola Roxon). Check back with Women's Agenda for more. The event has previously sold out, so mark your diaries, check back with Women's Agenda for more information, and don't miss this fabulous opportunity to celebrate women.
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, 25th February 2015
- One ticket to the NAB Women's Agenda Leadership Awards luncheon
- One night's accommodation (transfers and incidental expenses excluded)
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 announced
Winners are announced at the awards luncheon in Sydney on 6 March, 2014.
AM: Company Director
Managing partner, Henry Davis York
Non-executive director, Transurban Citibank Australia, Virgin Australia, Commissioner AFL; Board Member, Diversity Council of Australia, Sydney Theatre Company, Australian Volunteers International; President, The Australian Museum
Chair, Circus Oz, McGrath Estate Agents, Headspace (Australia's National Youth Mental Health Foundation), Pacific Friends of the Global Foundation; Patron of the Australian Reproductive Health Alliance
Executive Director Council of Small Business of Australia Retailer; Former consultant to The World Bank
Dr Judith MacCormick
Partner, Heidrick & Struggles
a. As we receive hundreds of nominations, a small working group within Private Media (publisher of Women’s Agenda) 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 external judges. Each of our judges are asked to assess between one and four Awards.
d. The list of finalists is then sent to our external judges for assessment, a group chaired by Women's Agenda associate publisher Angela Priestley. 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 removed from that award category.
e. Our external judges are asked to independently assess each award according to the set criteria we ask nominees to address.
f. All external judges are invited to participate in a conference call to discuss the winners and assist in delivering a joint verdict.
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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