2024 Women's Agenda Leadership Awards

2024 categories

Emerging leaders in the NFP sector

Awarded to an emerging leader in the not-for-profit sector who can best demonstrate growth, disruption and inclusivity in her field since July 2021..

Emerging leader in STEM

Awarded to an emerging leader in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics sectors, who can best demonstrate growth, disruption and inclusivity in her field since July 2021

Emerging leader in the public sector, policy & universities

Awarded to an emerging leader in the public & university sector who can best demonstrate growth, disruption and inclusivity in her field since July 2021.

Emerging leader in Health

Awarded to an emerging leader in the not-for-profit sector who can best demonstrate growth, disruption and inclusivity in her field since July 2021. This award includes health research.

Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year

Awarded to a woman with at least a 40% share in a business that either started since July 2021 or has successfully pivoted during the full 2021 year, in response to COVID-19 or other emergencies

Emerging Leader on Climate Action

Awarded to a woman who is driving significant action – through research, activism, engagement or some other means – on climate change, helping to position Australia and the world for the critical decade ahead.

Emerging Leader in the Private Sector

Awarded to an emerging leader in the public & university sector who can best demonstrate growth, disruption and inclusivity in her field since July 2021. This award covers professional services, as well as banking & finance.

Agenda Setter of the Year

Awarded to a woman who has set a key new agenda in 2022: leading to better outcomes for others and driving change on a significant issue.

Hall of Fame

This entrant is awarded to an inspiring female leader who has led on creating smarter and more inclusive organisations and a better planet for decades. A Women’s Agenda panel will choose the recipient of this special award.

Small Business Leader of the Year

Awarded to an emerging or established leader running a small business in Australia (less than 100 people), who can best demonstrate growth, integrity and inclusivity in her field since January 2023. 

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Emerging Leader on Climate and Sustainability

Awarded to a woman who is driving significant action – through research, activism, engagement or some other means – on climate and sustainability, helping to position Australia and the world for the critical decade ahead.

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Emerging leader in Science

Awarded to an emerging leader in science who can best demonstrate growth, integrity and inclusivity in her field since January 2023.

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Emerging Leader in Tech

Awarded to an emerging leader in the tech sector who can best demonstrate growth, integrity and inclusivity in her field since January 2023.

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Agenda Setter of the Year

Awarded to a woman who has set a key new agenda in 2023-2024: leading to better outcomes for others and driving change on a significant issue.

Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year

Awarded to a woman with at least a 25% share in a business that either started since March 2023, or has successfully pivoted since this period.

Emerging Leader in the NFP sector​​

Awarded to an emerging leader in the not-for-profit sector who can best demonstrate growth, integrity and inclusivity in her field since January 2023.

Emerging Leader in the Private Sector

Awarded to an emerging leader in the private sector who can best demonstrate growth, integrity and inclusivity in her field since January 2023. This award covers professional services, as well as banking & finance

Employer Initiative of the Year

Awarded to the employer that can best demonstrate an initiative supporting emerging women’s leadership, launched or significantly reformed since January 2023.

Emerging Leader in Health

Awarded to an emerging leader in the health sector who can best demonstrate growth, integrity and inclusivity in her field since January 2023.