2019 Business Woman of the Year Awards

Congratulations to the 2019 Business Woman of the Year Finalists!

Winners of each category receive:

  • A trophy and certificate, as well as their names added to the prestigious list of names on the perpetual trophy
  • 12 months complimentary SCBWN Membership
  • Complimentary attendance at four (4) of the SCBWN signature breakfast, lunch or cocktail monthly events (excludes major events and professional development sessions). Complimentary event tickets to be taken within a 12month period.
  • One (1) ticket to the 2020 Purple Room event
  • One (1) ticket to the 2020 Awards Gala event

The Outstanding Business Woman of the Year also receives a $10,000 media package from our Media Partners Channel Nine, 92.7MixFM and 91.9 SeaFM.

Past winners have told stories of their increased profile within the business community, enhanced business opportunities and profitability rises as a direct result of winning these Awards.

We wish to make this an enjoyable and friendly experience that will allow you to reflect on your business story and celebrate your achievements to date.  It is my pleasure to announce the Finalists for 2019 below...

Roz White
Sunshine Coast Business Women's Network

Corporate Business Woman of the Year Finalists - sponsored by The Events Centre

Emma-Louise Gibbons Huds & Toke

Julianna Neill Pharmacy for Life

Heidi Walker Walker Seafoods

Sirah Robb Whythes Real Estate

Dr Wei Shen Wattle Street Dental

Micro Small Business Woman of the Year Finalists - sponsored by University of the Sunshine Coast

Isla Brook Isla Brook Consulting

Christine Genocchio Imperium Corporate Services

Kelly Lavery Strucket

Davinia Nieper #MakingItHappen

Kelly O'Rourke Profit By Design

Tanya Outridge Customer Getters

Hilary Sharp Box Clever Interiors

Natalie Tink Miss Monogram

Professional Business Woman of the Year Finalists - sponsored by Pacific Motor Group

Feda Adra ComLink Limited

Heidi Bishop EastCoast Human Resources Group

Shellaine Le Roux Mercedes-Benz Sunshine Coast

Julie Pozzoli Caloundra State High School

Ana Rodger TAFE Queensland

Olivia Sainsbury Caloundra Chamber of Commerce

Young Business Woman of the Year Finalists - sponsored by Bentley's

Frances Cayley Sunshine Coast Council

Bronte Cresswell Dash of Milk Agency

Ellie Degraeve Go for Zero

Jessica Inder The Boss Babes Project

Jade Law Sunshine Coast Council

Roxanne McCarty-O'Kane Roxanne McCarty-O'Kane - Writer

Sara Rose Eumundi Dental

Kimberley Wren Mortgage Choice Buderim

The recipient of Sustainable Business Woman of the Year is chosen from the above categories as the person who is most focused and active in creating a sustainable business for the future. This Category is sponsored by the Sunshine Coast Council.

The recipient of the award for the final category, the Outstanding Business Woman of the Year Award (sponsored by Garland Waddington Solicitors) is selected from the Finalists across all categories by the Judging Chair, Written Judges and Interview Judges.

Next steps for our Finalists:

Attend an official photo shoot and complete a short media questionnaire

My Weekly Preview will contact you to organise a time for a professional Head Shot photo shoot at their compliments. This head shot will be utilised for our 2019 Awards Process.

Attend a formal interview

The Judging Chair will have emailed your allocated time for your 30 minute interview on the dates of 23rd - 25th July.  Please make sure your diaries are updated with this time.  

The location of this interview is the offices of Garland Waddington Solicitors, Level 3, Corner The Esplanade and Second Avenue, Maroochydore (opposite Cotton Tree Park).  Their phone number if you are lost is 07 5443 4866.

Remember the Interview Judges have not read your submission, so please do not assume they know you at all.  

Attend the Purple Room Event

Thursday 1st August 2019 at 5.30pm at The Event Centre, 20 Minchinton Street, Caloundra. 

An invitation will be forwarded to you by the SCBWN Event Coordinator for your RSVP.

This is an important event to attend to meet the other Finalists, Current Business Woman of the Year Winners and Sponsors. 

At this event we answer all of your questions about the Gala Award Ceremony.

Attend the Gala Awards Ceremony

Friday 9th August 2018 from 6pm - 11pm at The Event Centre, 20 Minchinton Street, Caloundra. 

The process culminates on this Gala evening with the Category winners’ announcement. Invite your friends and family, dress up, prepare your 2 minute acceptance speech and celebrate your achievements to date.

Become a Winner of your Category, Sustainable or Outstanding Business Woman of the Year Winners will be announced at the Gala Awards Ceremony and will spend the twelve months post celebrating their achievements and becoming an Ambassador of the SCBWN.

As a winner you will be asked to:

  • Attend a minimum of four (4) SCBWN functions in 2019/2020
  • Be available for your Category Sponsor for media opportunities
  • Deliver a short speech at a SCBWN function usually held in February
  • Attend the 2020 Purple Room event
  • Attend the 2020 Gala Awards Ceremony to present the 2020 recipient with their Award

Contact Information:

The SCBWN is honoured to have your involvement in the 2019 Business Woman of the Year Awards. These Awards maintain their credibility in the Sunshine Coast community because of the integrity of process.

A Judging Chair is appointed to guide this process and maintain the integrity, credibility and prestige of these Awards for all past, future and current Awards holders. The 2019 Judging Chair is Min Swan.

As Judging Chair, Min is available to answer any questions you may have and assist you throughout this exciting and rewarding process.  If you wish to contact Min at any point, please do not hesitate to do so.

Min Swan
Judging Chair
Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network Business Woman of the Year Awards

0403 030 639


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