At Wednesday night’s InStyle and Audi Women of Style Awards singer and actress Jessica Mauboy became the youngest winner of a Women of Style Award, receiving the prestigious Readers’ Choice Award and the Entertainment Award at a star-studded red carpet ceremony in Sydney.
In front of an audience of more than 300 guests, Mauboy, 24, performed her hit Never Be The Same accompanied by a baby grand piano, then took to the stage to accepted the Entertainment Award alongside actress Rebecca Gibney. Later in the night, Mauboy won the much-coveted Readers’ Choice Award.
InStyle editor Kirsten Galliott said:
“The InStyle and Audi Women of Style awards tonight honoured 27 incredibly talented women who are not only leaders in their own fields but who also do quiet work in their communities that often goes unnoticed… These women lead by example, dare to take risks and operate with integrity and compassion. It’s an absolute privilege to celebrate their successes.
Rosie O’Halloran, the co-founder of the Institute for Global Women Leaders (IGWL), received a $10,000 InStyle and Audi Style Scholarship. Rosie intends to put the grant towards speaking to 5000 high school students nationwide about IGWL’s initiatives, which will include a 2015 leadership program that will give school leavers the chance to help victims of human trafficking in Bali while developing, in her words: “Courage and resilience.”
The full list of the 2014 InStyle and Audi Women of Style Award winners are:
Charity and Community: Samah Hadid
Beauty: Gillian Franklin
Lifestyle: Catherine Martin
Arts & Culture: Marion Potts
Fashion: Leona Edmiston
Environment: Terri Irwin
Entertainment: Rebecca Gibney & Jessica Mauboy
Business: Cassandra Kelly
Style Scholarship: Rosie O’Halloran
Readers’ Choice: Jessica Mauboy
Stacey has 10 years experience in both print and digital media. Her many roles in the Australian media industry include being a freelance web editor for several women’s lifestyle magazines, editor and social media manager for leading fashion and beauty website, 2threads.com and deputy chief sub editor of madison magazine. She has also worked on The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sun-Herald and the Canberra Times.