She thanked InStyle readers for voting for her and their support of her brand, The Base by Lara Bingle.
InStyle editor Emily Taylor says: “The InStyle and Audi Women of Style Awards tonight recognised 30 influential and incredibly talented women.
“These awards are testament to the outstanding achievements made by a group of extraordinary people, each respected for their valuable contributions to society. I am thrilled to be able to recognise and celebrate their successes.”
Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne secured the inaugural Sport award. Other winners include Marta Dusseldorp (Entertainment), Linda Jackson (Fashion), Margaret Fulton (Lifestyle) and joint winners Robyn Nevin and Bruna Papandrea (Arts & Culture).
“The InStyle and Audi Women of Style Awards are the country’s premier awards recognising inspirational women who display innovation and passion,” adds editor Emily Taylor says.
“Many of these women are also incredibly philanthropic, giving up their time to help others.”
Dr Emma Fulu, 37, received the $10,000 InStyle and Audi Style Scholarship. Dr Fulu is the director of The Equality Institute, which aims to advance equality and prevent violence against women.
The group conducts research and creates policies and programs in collaboration with organisations such as the United Nations and the World Health Organisation.
Guests at the ceremony included: Lara Worthington, Dannii Minogue, Michelle Bridges, Collette Dinnigan, Layne Beachley, Kirk Pengilly, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Claudia Karvan, Barry Otto, Margaret Fulton, Geraldine Hakewill, Anna Bamford, Juanita Phillips and Pip Marlow.
[Pictures above by Belinda Rolland]
The full list of winners are:
Readers’ Choice: Lara Worthington
As voted by the Australian public
Entertainment: Marta Dusseldorp
Nominees: Miranda Tapsell and Kat Stewart
Sport: Michelle Payne
Nominees: Caroline Buchanan and Lydia Lassila
Beauty: Megan Larsen
Nominees: Suzette Cassie and Lara Worthington
Fashion: Linda Jackson
Nominees: Karen Walker and Lee Mathews
Science: Professor Sharon Lewin
Nominees: Professor Emma Johnston and Dr Abigail Allwood
Charity & Community: Professor Anne Aly
Nominees: Tara Winkler and Tanya Hosch
Arts & Culture: Robyn Nevin and Bruna Papandrea
(Joint winners) Nominee: Dr Gene Sherman
Business: Melanie Perkins
Nominees: Margot Spalding and Erica Berchtold
Lifestyle: Margaret Fulton
Nominees: Megan Gale and Saskia Havekes
Style Scholarship: Dr Emma Fulu
Nominees: Genevieve Clay-Smith and Eleanor Gammell