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Sunshine Coast Business Women's Network

On behalf of the SCBWN I extend my thoughts to you all as we work through these difficult days of unexpected change and assure you, we are committed to providing a supportive program positioned to your needs.

As we continue to focus on our purpose to empower and celebrate women to achieve, we deliberated over our biggest celebration of the year, the SCBWN 2020 Gala Awards. However, with full consideration to the

current environment we will be celebrating women in business in a new context this year which we look forward to sharing the details with you soon and we are resolute to continuing the awards program in 2021.

As we move through unprecedented times, we can learn a lot about our personal selves through behaviours which may have lingered on the peripheral through better times. We may not always self-evaluate when we are busy, engaged and socially active.  Similarly, as we face unexpected adversity in a professional context, a combative analysis may reveal underlying conditions obscurely hidden through more prosperous times.

So, is this a time of threat or opportunity? Grasping problems early has the potential to prevent longer term adverse impacts but what if it also provided a platform to innovate?

Without underplaying the legitimacy of distress and concern through these uncertain days, turning fear into hope by reformatting your go forward plan may be just the thing to achieve positive outcomes. Think about Brian Tracy’s famous quote ‘Success can lead to complacency, and complacency is the greatest enemy of success’.

As we transition to an essential new ‘norm’ we are forced to introduce new ways of doing things whether we lean on technology, work remotely, or communicate differently, but what if through the process, we uncovered new efficiencies and improved productivity.  That has got to be a good outcome, right?

One thing I do know, Queenslanders bounce and recover from tough times, so as we adapt to these variations in socialisation, communication and connectivity utilising alternative mediums and programs, think resourcefully and apply a new methodology to seek out opportunities which may not have been created if disruption did not visit.

We are in this together, synchronized through change. Thank you for your support as we look to supporting you and the business community.

Best regards,

Roz and the SCBWN team

Roz White

Congratulations to our 2019 Award Recipients!

Professional Business Woman of the Year – Feda Adra, ComLink - sponsored by Pacific Motor Group

Micro Small Business Woman of the Year – Natalie Tink, Miss Monogram - sponsored by USC

Corporate Business Woman of the Year – Heidi Walker, Walker Seafoods - sponsored by The Events Centre

Sustainable Business Woman of the Year – Kelly Lavery, Strucket - sponsored by Sunshine Coast Council

Young Business Woman of the Year – Jade Law, Sunshine Coast Council - sponsored by Bentleys Sunshine Coast

Outstanding Business Woman of the Year – Frances Cayley, Sunshine Coast Council
sponsored by Garland Waddington Solicitors


View more photos of the 21st Annual Awards Gala on our Facebook page. 

Celebrating 20 Years of Outstanding Business Women

Honouring those who have gone before us and leading the way for those to come forth and shine, the Sunshine Coast Business Women's Network celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Business Women's Awards this August. We are honoured to share our proud history in this wonderful feature publication made possible by our Vice President and Marketing Chair Lizzie Henebery in partnership with the talented and dedicated team at My Weekly Preview.



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