Now in its fifth year, The Australian Women’s Weekly Qantas Women of the Future Awards celebrate young women aged between 18 and 34 with a great business idea, charity or venture – amazing people pursuing a dream to help others.
Our judges, journalist, author and TV presenter Ita Buttrose, lawyer and businesswoman Lucy Turnbull, Qantas executive Olivia Wirth, TV presenter and journalist Lisa Wilkinson, Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, engineer and human rights advocate Yassmin Abdel-Magied, and The Weekly’s Editor-in-Chief, Nicole Byers, will select the Judges’ Choice winner, but we need you, our readers, to help choose the People’s Choice winner, who will win $12,500, plus a $12,500 Qantas travel bursary and a year’s Qantas Club membership.
Will it be Mikayla Ivanov, co-founder of The Tippy Toe Co., dance classes for children with special needs, Pip Harvey Ross, founder of Many Shades, offering housing to orphaned Tanzanian children, Robyn Papworth, who has created a sensory garden for children with special needs, Emily Whish-Wilson, founder of Bustle Bags, therapy backpacks for children with autism, Whitney Yip, co-founder of Body Safety Australia, an enterprise to protect children from sexual abuse, Apajok Biar and her advocacy for South Sudanese youth, Laura Dagley, a medical research scientist, Karlie Noon, an astrophysics student who mentors young Indigenous people, Lauren Shuttleworth, founder of Words With Heart, print and stationery which helps to fund education for girls, or Saskia Hampele, founder of Gift Box, distributing tampons to homeless women?
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