Poppy Reid, editor-in-chief of Australia’s biggest youth publisher The Brag Media, is among the big winners at the B&T Women In Media Awards 2023, taking out the champion of change category.
Reid, who oversees the editorial content of Sydney-based The Brag Media’s suite of titles, which include Rolling Stone AU, Variety Australia, The Music Network and The Brag, is saluted for her “long history of championing women in the music industry.”
Sydney-based, New Zealand-born Reid has made “significant contributions to furthering the cause of women in the music and media industries through her initiatives, advocacy and support,” reads a statement from organisers, pointing to her work as co-founder of Women In Music Australia (WIMA).
Also, she facilitated a forum at the Australian Women in Music Awards conference on workplace safety and sexual harassment last year, and has tirelessly helped to “amplify women and their voices, challenge inequalities and create a more inclusive and equitable industry for all.”
It’s the second major award in less than 12 months for Reid, who won music journalist of the year at the 2022 Australian Women in Music Awards.
The B&T Women In Media Awards recognise the exceptional female-identifying talent in media, marketing and advertising who have achieved incredible success in their professional arenas, as well as those who mentor and cheer on other women.
Other winners at the 2023 edition include News.com.au’s two-time winner Nina Funnell (social change maker and journalist/producer), Seven Network’s Amanda Curr (business support), The Lime Agency’s Kylie Green (casting agent), Innocean’s Charlotte Berry (rising star) and more.
Marketing legend Jane Caro received the lifetime achievement award, and Seven Network’s Anjuli Patel took home the people’s choice crown.
Presenting partner is ARE Media, whose CEO Jane Huxley formerly led Spotify as managing managing director Australia and New Zealand, and as regional director, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).
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