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Australian entrepreneurs set up Women Changing The World Awards to equalise the number of women who win awards globally

Australian entrepreneurs Peace Mitchell and Katy Garner together with Oprah’s all-time favourite guest Dr. Tererai Trent celebrate the Women Changing The World at The Women Changing The World Awards which take place in London in May 2024.

The Women Changing The World Awards are a global awards program that recognises women change-makers enabling equality and giving women a platform to co-create a brighter future in business, sustainability, leadership, health, education, product development, innovation and technology.

Studies show that women do not receive awards at the same level as men. Of the 13,253 nominees at the Academy Awards® since 1929, 17% were women and 83% were men. The ratio of men to women nominees was 5 to 1. Sixteen percent of all winners across the last 95 years were women.Overall, males won a hefty 94% of all major awards, while women had to make do with a tiny 6% share.

Peace Mitchell says: “We believe that when women come together with a collective intention MAGIC happens. The UN states that achieving gender equality is of crucial importance in reaching the 17 sustainable development goals by 2030 and explains that women are the key to changing the world.”

The awards acknowledge women who are changing the world in big and small ways, young women and girls who are inspiring change and taking action, companies that are committed to elevation and inclusion of women in their organisation and NGOs, charities as well as social enterprises who are working to empower women and girls.

Dr. Tererai Trent adds: “Women hold the ideas and leadership to heal the world. We are strong already, but together we are stronger.”

The awards are taking place in London on the 25th of May 2024. Nominations have opened and are open until 10th March 2024.

Katy Garner concludes: “Achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment is integral to each of the 17 goals. Only by ensuring the rights of women and girls across all the goals will we get justice and inclusion, economies that work for all, and sustaining our shared environment now and for future generations.”

 

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