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Women of the Future: Lisa Wilkinson shares sweet moment with daughter Billi on the red carpet

It was a mother-daughter affair!

The Project's Lisa Wilkinson is one of the most influential figures in the Australian media.
And it's no surprise that she would want to share her wisdom and guidance to none other than her daughter, Billi FitzSimons.
Arriving on the red carpet at the Australian Women's Weekly Women of the Future Awards, Lisa looked stunning in a flowy white and blue gown, accompanied by her favourite accessory - her daughter.
Billi, whom she shares with husband Peter FitzSimons, looked every bit the media pro, standing in front of the media wall with her mum, all smiles for the camera.
But it was a sweet moment between the pair, that was every bit relatable for a mother-daughter duo, as she was seen ushering Lisa to hurry up as they had arrived a little late to the ceremony!
"This always happens!" Billi joked as she waited for her mum.
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Lisa and her daughter, Billi. (Source: Getty Images)
A Women of the Future judge since 2014, Lisa is continually inspired by the determination of young women.
"I love the diversification of young women professionally, and in the charity sector," says Lisa.
"They don't see boundaries anymore, and every year, what young women bring into the world just gets wider and wider."
A young achiever herself – she was the editor of Dolly magazine at just 21 – Lisa says one of her career highlights was interviewing Malala Yousafzai who, at 16, became the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in history.
"She's an extraordinary young woman – bravery personified," says Lisa. "The amount of wisdom she has at such a young age just blew me away."
Lisa recalls, as a first-time editor not much older than her readers, the role mentors had in her success.
"To have someone believe in you when you don't yet believe in yourself is a really encouraging and powerful moment in your career," she says. "It's a wonderful thing to help somebody realise they have wings to fly."

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