I have a picture on my desk of Walt Disney standing on a spare block of land with a very faint image of Disneyland behind him with the quote, “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible” – Walt Disney. This quote speaks directly to my innate desire to show people what seems like an impossible dream is possible with belief, hard work and dedication.
It also reminds me that not everyone else can see what you can see, and they won’t always understand why you do what you do.
The 2023 Awards process was another example of this as I heard story upon story of women with unique visions taking to the stage to share why they are driven in their businesses and careers to make an impact. It is such a great night of reflection for all, as each finalist inspires you to ask the question of yourself. You walk away either reconfirming your passion for what you are doing in life or are inspired to seek new opportunities.
So, my key message this quarter is that there is no time to waste! Nearing the end of 2023 does not mean that plans and goals need to be held over until your new year’s resolution. There is still time now to reassess, regroup and re-energise your next steps. And at SCBWN, we look forward to supporting you every step of the way!
Sustainable Business Woman of the Year – Jacqui Atique, ECOllaboration - sponsored by Sunshine Coast Council
Micro Small Business Woman of the Year – Beth O'Leary, Woombye Cheese Company - sponsored by University of the Sunshine Coast
Corporate Business Woman of the Year – Angela Tondelstrand, Catton & Tondelstrand Lawyers - sponsored by BOQ Maroochydore
Young Business Woman of the Year – Josie Collins, Helimods - sponsored by Home Care Assistance Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay
Professional Business Woman of the Year – Anna Owen, Sunshine Coast Grammar School - sponsored by Pacific Motor Group
Outstanding Business Woman of the Year – Renee Cooper, Indepth Accounting
sponsored by Pacific Law
View more photos of the 22nd Annual Awards Gala on our Facebook page.