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
This year we are proudly partnering with the Institute of Managers and Leaders Canberra to offer the inaugural IML Leadership award.
For more information on the categories and the requirement go here:
Send an email to email@example.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
|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
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Business Woman of the Year||Claire Connelly||2010|
|Best New Business||Maria Selleck||2010|
|Outstanding Community Spirit||Fiona Allardyce||2010|
|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|
|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|
|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|