Recognising Canberra’s inspiring and successful business women

Sheena Ireland
Thu 03 Aug

Women across Canberra are showing the business world that Canberra is an innovative territory that fosters creativity and provides a magnificent launch-pad for businesses of all sizes.

With nominations for the 10th annual Canberra Women in Business Awards open now, Canberra Women in Business is encouraging every business woman in the region, not just members, to nominate themselves for the awards and show the world how talented our Canberra women in business pool is. 

This includes owners and executives in businesses of all sizes, from micro business or sole entrepreneur to big business and everything in-between.

“This year, we are excited to have opened the awards up to every business woman in the Canberra region, because we felt it was time to share the amazing opportunity of being an award winner, finalist or nominee with all our local women, regardless of membership,” says CWB President Nicole Williams. 

“We’re also proud, through the Awards, to recognise the success of women at all stages of business—from micro home-based businesses, right through to executives and large established businesses.”

The CWB Awards are a highlight in the Canberra business community, having recognised the achievements of women from all walks of life and all business areas. 

“We often overlook or undervalue the work we do and the goals we kick as business women. Entering the awards is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on how far we have come and how amazing we really are,” says Nicole.  

“Many of our past winners have gone on to even greater success in their business through the extra media coverage, networking opportunities, and invitations to speak that have stemmed from their recognition through our awards. It’s such a privilege to watch these businesses go from strength-to-strength as their profile is raised after winning a CWB award.”

Nominate yourself of a business woman you know by visiting the CWB website.


The 2017 Award categories are Business Woman of the Year, Young Business Woman of the Year, Executive of the Year (new in 2017), Micro Business Owner of the Year (new in 2017) and New Business Owner of the Year (new in 2017).


Nominations close at midnight on Sunday, 6 August 2017.

Judging will be completed by 13 August, with winners to be announced at our gala dinner on Friday, 18 August 2017 held at Hyatt Hotel, Canberra. 

Tickets for the dinner are available for purchase via the CWB website