2022 Business Woman of the Year Awards

Congratulations to the 2022 Business Woman of the Year Finalists!

I would like to extend a personal congratulations to the Finalists of the 2022 SCBWN Business Woman of the Year Awards, and I look forward to seeing you at the upcoming Purple Room event and celebrating with you at our August Gala.   

Speaking from personal experience the process of the Awards is rewarding in its own right, and to make Finalist is an achievement in itself.

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 2023 Purple Room event
  • One (1) ticket to the 2023 Awards Gala event

The Outstanding Business Woman of the Year also receives

  • EON BROADCASTING – $5k Advertising package
  • SUNSHINE COAST NEWS – $5k print/media advertising package.N1
  • SOUTHERN CROSS MEDIA – $5k Advertising package.N2

N1= Subject to space/availability, valid for use by 31/12/2022.
N2= excluding production & recording

Taking home this honour has lead to extraordinary outcomes for our past Award recipients.  They have spoken of increased profile within the business community, enhanced business opportunities and profitability rises as a direct result of winning these Awards.  Immediate Past President Roz White attributes her Outstanding Business Woman of the Year Award to her connection to SCBWN, of which we are all eternally grateful.  

In my previous role as Judging Chair, I got to see firsthand the extraordinary stories of all finalists as they, sometimes for the first time, acknowledge their wins and learnings.  The reflection that this Awards process offers has instigated significant business growth, career changes and increased personal confidence with those that had the courage to participate.  

Whether you hold that trophy in August or not, the SCBWN Executive and myself wish for this to be a lifechanging experience for you, and for you to enjoy taking a moment to reflect on your business story and celebrate your achievements to date. 

It is my absolute pleasure to announce the Finalists for 2022 below.

Min Swan
Sunshine Coast Business Women's Network

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

  • Simone Burke, Lavender Co

  • Kara de Schot, Pixel Co Creative & Marketing
  • Amelia Dickison, CaptureCARE Pty Ltd
  • Paula Gowland, Sunshine Coast Art and Framing Gallery
  • Nichole Hamilton, Synergy Physio
  • Susan Toft, The Laundry Lady

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

    • Nikki Fogden-Moore, The Mojo Maker

    • Beverley Henderson , Mediderm medical
    • Renee Jarrett, Daisy Cakes and Bakes
    • Leigh Kuryj, The Numbers Biz
    • Jaya McIntrye, Empire Art Photography
    • Kate Ogg, Oggy E-Scooters Pty Ltd
    • Kellie Simkin, Sundaise Group
    • Hayley Waylett, Chapter Two Interiors

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

      • Lauren Applegate, Envestnet | Yodlee

      • Lee Banfield, Coast2Bay Housing Group
      • Tanya Bell, Youturn
      • Tamara Bonamy, Youi Insurance
      • Natasha Hall, Sunshine Coast Airport
      • Shanagh Jacobs, Sunshine Coast Council
      • Emma Shepherd, Dolphin Plastics & Packaging

      Young Business Woman of the Year Finalists - sponsored by Home Care Assistance

      • Bronte Cresswell, Dash of Milk / Dash Academy
      • Katie Johnston, Eats - Meals that Matter
      • Summer Miller, Youi Insurance
      • Claire O'Shea, Dance Energy Studios
      • Emma Sparrow, Em Sparrow Design

      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 2022 Awards Process.

      Attend a formal interview

      The Judging Chair will have emailed your allocated time for your 30 minute interview on the dates of 11-13 July 2022. 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 - sponsored by WestFund

      Wednesday 27th July 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

      Thursday 4th August 2022 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 2023/2024
      • Be available for your Category Sponsor for media opportunities
      • Deliver a short speech at a SCBWN function usually held in February
      • Attend the 2023 Purple Room event
      • Attend the 2023 Gala Awards Ceremony to present the 2023 recipient with their Award

      Contact Information:

      The SCBWN is honoured to have your involvement in the 2022 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 2022 Judging Chair is Michelle Hamer.

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

      Michelle Hamer
      Judging Chair
      Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network Business Woman of the Year Awards
      0412 455 062


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