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Student Woman of the Year 2019 - Closed US

Student Woman
of the Year

in association with

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Meet the winner


Glassons is a New Zealand womenswear company that was founded in the early 1900s. The brand’s come a long way in 100+ years: they know it takes passion, dedication, and collaboration to get to the top of the game. Something else they know is that success is always trending – and women of all ages and backgrounds deserve to have every possible shot at it. We’re stoked to have Glassons as our official partner for SWOTY 2019.

What makes a SWOTY?

She’s a role model for people everywhere and has made a positive impact on the community.

What happens once the SWOTY is named?

The winner of the UNiDAYS x Glassons Student Woman of the Year 2019 will receive $2,000 to invest in herself.

Meet the judges

Kristi Krings Kristi Krings

Kristi Krings

UNiDAYS Director Of Launchpad

Kristi is the Global Head of our Launchpad program at UNiDAYS, which brings life-changing opportunities to students around the world. She is a thought-leader on the subject of conscious capitalism: helping brands do good for others. She is also an award-winning songwriter, was crowned Miss Montana (YAS QUEEN), and is an international public speaker for the student non-profit Rachel’s Challenge. Advocating for young people has been Kristi’s passion for her entire career.

Prue Thomas Prue Thomas

Prue Thomas

UNiDAYS ANZ GM: Marketing and Commercial

Prue brings 20+ years’ experience in marketing and brand management. She has held senior positions at some of the world’s most innovative retail organisations, including Selfridges, Topshop, ASOS, David Jones, Sportsgirl, and Westfield. Prue played a major role in several industry-first initiatives for Topshop UK, ASOS, and Sportsgirl, with particular focus on new technologies.

Adele Flint-Elkins Adele Flint-Elkins

Adele Flint-Elkins

UNiDAYS ANZ Head of Partnership Development

Adele moved to Sydney a decade ago from Manchester. A natural people person with a business background, Adele thrives when it comes to mentoring and collaborating – and for much of her eight-year career, two of her main focuses have been education and helping others get ahead. She's worked with brands such as Red Bull, Apple, and Adidas, plus has been instrumental in UNiDAYS initiatives involving student designers and aspiring content creators.

"Long ago, I made it a mission to surround myself with fearless females who are not afraid to soar high, speak their minds, and own their success. Mission accomplished."

Prue Thomas

Award nominations timeline

8 March 2019

Entries open

1 May 2019

Entries close

1-31 May 2019

Entries reviewed by panel

1 June 2019

Winner announced!

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Just fill in the form, telling us who your nominee is (feel free to nom yourself) and why you/they deserve to win.

There’s no shame in self-promotion if you’re taking strides to make the world better! Don’t forget to shout about it on social btw: tag and brag, using #unidaysSWOTY.

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