marie claire and Bumble launch Glass Ceiling Awards

marie claire is teaming up with Bumble to launch the inaugural Glass Ceiling Awards, with support from Estée Lauder, to recognise women smashing gender boundaries in the workplace.

“For 25 years, marie claire has championed, empowered and supported Australian women and the Glass Ceiling Awards are a natural extension of our core brand mission,” said marie claire editor, Nicky Briger. “It’s also a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the advances forged for working women as well as promoting the positive changes in Australian workplaces.”

Estée Lauder managing director, Terry Little, also emphasised that the beauty brand is “thrilled” to be supporting the awards and providing an opportunity to celebrate women and businesses driving positive change in the workplace. “At Estée Lauder Companies, we value an inclusive and compassionate working environment and so this partnership with marie claire is perfectly aligned with our company culture,” said Little.

The judging panel includes former prime minister Julia Gillard, chef Kylie Kwong, surfer Layne Beachley, journalists Melissa Doyle and Virginia Trioli and fashion designer Camilla Franks, along with Business Chicks CEO Olivia Ruello, Bumble associate marketing director APAC Michelle Battersby, and Estée Lauder Companies managing director Terry Little.

The Glass Ceiling Awards will be held on June 19 in Sydney, with eight awards to be presented to both women and companies ensuring gender equality in the workplace.