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Sunshine Coast Businesswomen Shine in our 24th Annual Awards

29 Aug 2023 10:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

On Thursday August 10, together with our valued sponsors, finalists and guests, we held our much-anticipated 24th Annual Awards night.

The event served as a platform to honour and celebrate a remarkable and diverse assembly of businesswomen who have left an ingrained impact across multiple industries within our region.

This year, the prestigious Outstanding Business Woman of the Year was awarded to Renee Cooper from Indepth Accounting.

Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network 2023 award recipients:

Corporate Business Woman of the Year – Angela Tondelstrand, Catton & Tondelstrand Lawyers

Professional Business Woman of the Year – Anna Owen, Sunshine Coast Grammar School

Young Business Woman of the Year – Josie Collins, Helimods

Micro/Small Business Woman of the Year – Beth O’Leary, Woombye Cheese Company

Sustainable Business Woman of the Year – Jacqui Atique, ECOllaboration

Outstanding Business Woman of the Year – Renee Cooper, Indepth Accounting 

SCBWN president Min Swan extends heartfelt congratulations to all nominees, finalists and winners of this year’s awards.

“The awards are a celebration of the dedication, resilience and grit of every single businesswoman on the Sunshine Coast,” Ms Swan says.

“Every year I am reminded that we are surrounded by truly inspirational women who are at the forefront of their industries, right here in our region.

“Continuously, I am in awe of the stories we learn and the people we meet as part of the awards process.

Building an impactful business is not easy and so it’s wonderful to see these women reflect on and be acknowledged for their dedication and commitment to their careers and businesses.

“Their courage, diversity and innovation are the essential attributes that will help us navigate the future as we continue to grow and strengthen business on the Sunshine Coast.”t

As the overall winner, Ms Cooper will also receive a major media prize worth $15,000 thanks to our media partners Sunshine Coast News, 91.9 Sea FM, 92.7 Mix FM, Channel 10 and Listnr.

Thanks to our event photographer Eyes Wide Open Images for capturing our finalists, award winners, entertainment and sponsors throughout the evening on stage, in the green room and moments throughout the night.

Thank you to Jaya of Empire Art Photography for capturing your fantastic social photos and turning them around so fast so that we could share them so soon after the event.

Thank you to our sponsors for all your support and helping us bring to life the 2023 Sunshine Coast Business Woman of the Year Awards:

Pacific Law

Sunshine Coast Council

Pacific Ford Sunshine Coast

University of the Sunshine Coast

Westfund Health Insurance

Home Care Assistance Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay

BOQ Maroochydore

Natalie and Mitch - Sinclair Property Group

91.9 SEA FM

92.7 MIX FM


My Weekly Preview

Sunshine Coast News

Empire Art Photography

Bli Bli Boardrooms

This glamorous gala event is one of the most prestigious nights on the Sunshine Coast’s business and social calendar and consistently draws a gathering of more than 300 esteemed business leaders, dignitaries and sponsors.

We invite you to join a dynamic  & vibrant network of business partners, sponsors and members.



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