Are Media has announced the judges and sponsors for the fourth annual marie claire women of the year awards.
The Awards, presented by Kérastase, will be held at the Foundation Hall of the Museum of Contemporary Art on Tuesday, 21 November.
Kérastase returns as the headline sponsor for the event is Kérastase for the second consecutive year; alongside supporting sponsors Napoleon, Glenlivet, Dr Lewinn’s, Swarovski, MECCA M-Power and Volvo.
Juliette Tomlins, Kérastase brand engagement (communications) manager, said they are excited to partner with marie claire for the second year in a row supporting its iconic Women of the Year Awards. Empowering women is something our brand is incredibly passionate. It about permeates throughout all that we do, and this partnership is aligned in our values and celebrating the achievements of Australian women.
Tomlins said there was alignment with the brand and awards in its shared value of empowering women. “It about permeates throughout all that we do, and this partnership is aligned in our values and celebrating the achievements of Australian women.”
This year’s nine judges include activist and author Grace Tame, Team Global Express chief executive officer Christine Holgate; Sarah Harden, chief executive officer of Reese Witherspoon’s film production company Hello Sunshine; chef and author Kylie Kwong; and ARIA Award-winning musician and actor Jessica Mauboy.
Rounding out the panel of judges is SBS World News presenter Janice Petersen; actor and podcaster Teresa Palmer; Are Media chief executive officer Jane Huxley; and marie claire editor Georgie Abay.
Abay called the panel “the perfect group of judges for our Women of the Year Awards” and applauded them for being engaging, successful and influential women in Australia.
“We launched the marie claire Women of the Year Awards in 2020 to celebrate the game-changing and trailblazing women who are driving real change in Australia, as well as forging new futures.”
The 2023 Awards span 11 categories: The Changemaker, Advocate of the Year, The Eco Warrior, The Voice of Now, Champion of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, Creative of the Year, Designer of the Year, Rising Star, The Powerhouse and The Icons.