Are Media’s marie claire has announced the winners of the 2023 Women of the Year Awards at a red-carpet event at the Foundation Hall of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney on Wednesday.
The awards ceremony, which celebrates game-changing women striving to build a brighter future, was attended by more than 150 winners, nominees, identities and media.
Georgie Abay, editor of marie claire, said it was an honour to recognise the women nominated for their commitment, passion and bravery.
“As leaders in their chosen fields, these game changers are leading with courage and rejecting the status quo in order to build a brighter future for our next generation.
“All of our winners are true icons across every field, from politics, social justice, sport and business to health, advocacy and entertainment,” she added.
Abay also highlighted marie claire’s 28 years of advocating for change through its work. She said: “There’s nothing we won’t talk about, and we’re not afraid to tell it like it is.”
“With a proud history of agenda-setting journalism, mixed with a glamorous dose of fashion and beauty, marie claire is an iconic global brand that informs and steers Australian women.”
The winners were selected by a panel of judges including Grace Tame, Jessica Mauboy, Teresa Palmer, Janice Peterson, Kylie Kwong, Christine Holgate, Sarah Harden, Are Media CEO Jane Huxley and Georgie Abay.
The awards ceremony was sponsored by Kérastase, for a second consecutive year, and supported by Napoleon, Glenlivet, Dr Lewinn’s, Swarovski, MECCA M-Power and Volvo.
The winners of the 2023 Women of the Year Awards will be featured in the December issue of marie claire, which is on sale from November 23rd.
Introducing the 2023 marie claire Women of the Year Awards:
Champions of the Year: The Matildas
Entertainer of the Year: Kylie Minogue
Eco Warrior of the Year: Lottie Dalziel
Voice of Now: Chanel Contos and Maria Thattil (joint)
Powerhouse of the Year: Professor Megan Davis
Advocate of the Year: Hannah Diviney
Designer of the Year: Rebecca Vallance
Rising Star of the Year: Ruva Nywenga
Changemaker of the Year: Jess Hill
Creative of the Year: Amy Manford and Made Up Stories (joint)
Icon of the Year: Sam Kerr
Top image: Jane Huxley