100 Women of Influence Awards

Qantas and The Australian Financial Review are proud to announce the 100 Women of Influence for 2018.

Selected from a record number of nominations from all corners of Australia, the 100 come from a wide range of fields, and have made a significant impact across 10 categories: Arts Culture and Sport, Board and Management, Business and Entrepreneur, Diversity and Inclusion, Global, Innovation, Local and Regional, Public Policy, Social Enterprise and Not for Profit, and Young Leader.

The Australian Financial Review editor-in-chief Michael Stutchbury noted the contribution these women make to our country.

“We are very excited to announce the top 100 Women of Influence for 2018 and to celebrate the female trailblazers from many walks of life, from all over Australia. One of the common threads that run through this year’s winners is that they’ve come from a place of adversity and hardship,” he said.

“But rather than giving up and being beaten down by their experiences, they have used them for the greater good so that others don’t find themselves in the same situation

Vanessa Hudson, Qantas Chief Customer Officer and a member of the awards judging panel, said “As a company that greatly values diversity of thought and experience, Qantas is delighted to be working with The Australian Financial Review to highlight and celebrate the contribution women make every day. Together we look forward to paving the way to a more inclusive and contemporary Australia.”

About the awards

The Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence Awards category winners and an overall winner will be announced at a gala awards night at Sydney's Town Hall on 17 October.

Learn more about the awards and purchase tickets to the gala

Diversity and inclusion at Qantas

We value diversity of thought and experience and believe that our inclusive and collaborative culture contributes to our success. We’re a diverse workforce that reflects contemporary, multicultural Australia. We celebrate and promote this diversity as a strength of our business.

We're committed to:

  • treating people with dignity and respect
  • developing inclusive leaders who value and have a deep understanding of diversity and inclusion, and the capability to build inclusive teams and working environments
  • delivering programs and providing support services that enable all employees to feel that they belong and are valued individuals who can reach their full potential
  • communicating our progress towards diversity and inclusion across the Group and externally; and
  • identifying and cultivating partnerships and supplier relationships that promote and improve diversity and inclusion within Qantas, for our customers and in the community.

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce is a member of the Male Champions of Change Institute, a network of influential leaders that seek to redefine men’s role in taking action on gender inequality.