Bumble and Marie Claire Australia Honor Trailblazing Women with Glass Ceiling Awards

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Bumble is joining forces with Marie Claire Australia to launch the Glass Ceiling Awards, a celebration of powerful women in business who are breaking gender barriers and furthering equality in the workplace. The awards, scheduled to be held on June 19 in Sydney, will be presented in conjunction with Estée Lauder Companies.

Nominees will compete in eight prize categories for individuals and businesses:

  1. Majority Rules Award: A business where women make up the majority on the board or leadership team
  2. Pay Equity Award: A company that has achieved gender pay equity
  3. Family-Friendly Award: A business dedicated to making it easier to juggle work, life and family with flexible working hours or generous parental leave policies
  4. The Future-Shaper Award: Next-gen thought-leaders revolutionising our future
  5. Social Conscience Award: A woman who’s paying it forward and making a difference to the world
  6. Mentor Award: A powerhouse woman who has supported and championed other women in her industry
  7. The Ceiling Smasher Award: Celebrating an iconic woman who has paved the way for other women
  8. Making Moves People’s Choice Award: Recognising a local woman who is driven by equality and making positive change in her community

The judging panel contains a number of high-profile “ceiling smashers” and business leaders, including former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard, chef Kylie Kwong, fashion designer Camilla Franks, world champion surfer Layne Beachley, Seven journalist Melissa Doyle, Business Chicks CEO Olivia Ruello and ABC host Virginia Trioli.

“At Bumble we are passionate about empowering women to make the first move in all aspects of their lives, and we are so excited to be partnering with an iconic publication like Marie Claire for the inaugural Glass Ceiling Awards,” said Bumble’s associate marketing director APAC, Michelle Battersby. “These awards are in celebration of companies and women who are breaking through gender boundaries in the workforce, and we hope that through this partnership we can encourage even more women to take the first step to enact real change.”

Marie Claire editor Nicky Briger called the awards “a natural extension of our core brand mission.” Estée Lauder’s managing director, Terry Little, also emphasised that the beauty brand is “thrilled” to support the awards and “celebrate women and businesses driving positive change in the workplace.”

If you know a woman who is changing her community for the better, nominations are now open in Bumble for the Making Moves Award. Match with the Marie Claire x Bumble Glass Ceiling Awards card in your Bumble feed by June 6, then follow the instructions to the registration page to complete the nomination form. The winner to be notified on June 16 and publicly announced on June 19.