Awards

The CWB Awards Night will be held on the 8th of November at Pialligo Estate

Canberra Women in Business is a vibrant not-for-profit association supporting women in business in the Canberra region.

CWB provides support and opportunities for women to develop their business skills, and offers powerful connections to foster confidence and growth.

Each year we hold the CWB Annual Gala Awards Night to recognize and reward the valuable contributions and outstanding achievements of ACT business women.

Our gala event is attended by members of the ACT and federal government, the media, the established business community, CWB members, non members and their guests.

We have expanded the categories this year, giving a greater opportunity for women across the Canberra region to participate. Nominations are OPEN to members and non members.

 

Awards Focused on the “woman”

CWB Business Woman of the Year
CWB Mentor of the Year
CWB Young Business Woman of the Year (under 35)

Awards focused on the “business”

CWB Not for Profit Business Award
CWB Small Business Award (under 20 people)
CWB Government Business Award
CWB Micro Business Award (under 3 people)
CWB Innovative Business Award

Nominate Here:
http://www.cwb.org.au/awards/nominate/

 

This year we are proudly partnering with the Institute of Managers and Leaders Canberra to offer the inaugural IML Leadership award.

Nominate here:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CWB2018IMLAWARD

 

For more information on the categories and the requirement go here:
https://gallery.mailchimp.com/90b64e5ef25af4231a761c52c/files/ff474eda-7fa1-4e1d-89f9-d522b27fe0f8/2018_CWB_AWARD_Nomination_Form.pdf

Send an email to cwbawards@gmail.com with your completed nomination form attached.

Nominations Close September 28th. Finalists in this year’s award will be announced Oct 12th.

Applications for non members is $55 per category FREE for members. Buy a membership+event ticket here https://www.facebook.com/events/1080976252083257/ and enter FREE!

Winners will be announced at our AWARDS event on November 8th 2018 at Pialligo Estate.

 

Congratulations to our 2017 Award Winners

 

AWARD NAME YEAR
Business Woman of the Year Angela Backhouse 2017
Young Business Woman of the Year Alix O’Hara 2017
Executive of the Year Danielle Dal Corvito 2017
Best New Business Sarah Rajic 2017
Micro Business of the Year Penny Hyde 2017

 

About the awards

Canberra Women in Business (CWB) acknowledges that our members’ business achievements often go unrecognised and wishes to pay tribute to those women who put in an outstanding effort in their chosen vocation.

The annual awards serve to:

Encourage, acknowledge and reward valuable contributions and outstanding achievements

Focus on small to medium size businesses and individuals providing leadership and initiative

Enhance the social, economic, commercial and environmental prosperity of the Canberra region

 

Am I eligible?

To be eligible to enter the CWB awards you must meet the following criteria:

You are a business owner, manager or work in an organisation, department or company

You reside and work in the ACT or surrounding region

You are an Australian citizen

You are not serving on the CWB committee

You are not on the judging panel and have not been involved in the judging in the past

If entering the Best New Business Award, you have been operating for 3 years or less

If entering the Young Business Woman Award, you are 29 years old or under

You have not previously won the award for the category in which you are entering

Previous Award Winners

 

AWARD NAME YEAR
Business Woman of the Year Maryanne Gore 2016
Young Business Woman of the Year Fiona Fonti 2016
Best New Business Julie Okely 2016
Outstanding Community Spirit Elise Apolloni 2016
AWARD NAME YEAR
Business Woman of the Year Karen Porter 2015
Young Business Woman of the Year Rita Joyan 2015
Best New Business Mary-Jane Liddicoat 2015
Outstanding Community Spirit Jenni Tarrant 2015
AWARD NAME YEAR
Business Woman of the Year Cara Hade 2014
Young Business Woman of the Year Emma Luscombe 2014
Best New Business Gillian Yeend 2014
Outstanding Community Spirit Fiona Keary 2014
AWARD NAME YEAR
Business Woman of the Year Karen Groves 2013
Young Business Woman of the Year Claire Naidu 2013
Best New Business Karen Murphy 2013
Outstanding Community Spirit Karen Coe 2013
AWARD NAME YEAR
Business Woman of the Year Jess Giampaolo 2012
Young Business Woman of the Year Claire Carton 2012
Best New Business Bronnie Bath 2012
Outstanding Community Spirit Jess Giampaolo 2012
AWARD NAME YEAR
Business Woman of the Year Maria Selleck 2011
Caring for the Enviroment Claire Connelly 2011
Best New Business Riana Janse van Rensburg 2011
Outstanding Community Spirit Kylie Watson 2011
AWARD NAME YEAR
Business Woman of the Year Claire Connelly 2010
Best New Business Maria Selleck 2010
Outstanding Community Spirit Fiona Allardyce 2010
AWARD NAME YEAR
Business Woman of the Year Laurie Mcdonald 2009
Best New Business Kylie Watson 2009
Outstanding Community Spirit Bobbi Cook 2009
Caring for the Environment Claire Connelly 2009
AWARD NAME YEAR
Business Woman of the Year Ruth Bayley 2008
Best New Business Zoe Routh 2008
Outstanding Community Spirit Vicki Berry 2008
Caring for the Environment Vicki Berry 2008
AWARD NAME YEAR
Business Woman of the Year Kerrie Jarius 2007
Best New Business Karen Bradley & Tracey Mitchell 2007
Outstanding Community Spirit Jean McIntyre 2007
Caring for the Environment Andrea Evans & Gillian Yeend 2007