From entrepreneurs and small business owners to those working as a part of a large corporate organisation or a charity, recognising and supporting the efforts of hardworking women is something that benefits not only women but the human race as a whole.
Nominating and being nominated for an award helps recipients gain some well-earned publicity. It helps with networking and business funding, and it provides all of us with an opportunity to reflect on the successes and strengths of others.
Most importantly, it tells women that we can be a dynamic and powerful influence in the development of our world.
Here in Australia, there are a variety of awards designed to recognise the efforts and contributions of women across our country. Below are just some of the many awards you can nominate and be nominated for:
The Women In Business Awards were created to honour talented and successful women of all ages across the Gold Coast, the Downs, Brisbane, Northern and Central QLD. Now entering its third year, these annual awards extend over $25,000 worth of prizes to Australian innovators, visionaries, and achievers.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Telstra Business Women’s Awards! Next year marks the 24th year of the awards which continue to recognise amazing women who are changing the way business is done. Women who receive this award join impressive alumni of previous recipients who can become part of their business building network.
Created in 2006, the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards are designed to identify, encourage and support female entrepreneurs through both funding and coaching. Their goal is to create an impressive international network of innovative women entrepreneurs through the recognition of their efforts. Nominations are currently closed, and finalists will be announced between February and March 2019.
Anyone who has run a small business knows just how challenging it can be. The Small Business Champion Awards was created to celebrate the importance of small businesses in our country as well as help operators develop and open up fresh marketing opportunities to improve and scale their business. Through this programme, small business owners are recognised for their dedication, vision, customer service, and more.
The 15th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business are currently accepting nominations for female executives, entrepreneurs, employees, and the organisations they run. This international awards ceremony strives to honour and create public awareness of the achievements and contributions of women in businesses worldwide.
Calling all women in agriculture! This award supports women in industries like farming, natural resource management, forestry, fisheries and more in hopes of encouraging long-term prosperity of rural industries in Australia.
The Australian of the Year Awards features four distinct categories: Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year (16-25 years old), Senior Australian of the Year (60+ years old), and Australia’s Local Hero. Every year role-modelling citizens are recognised for their efforts in Canberra on Australia Day Eve.
Formed by News Corporation Australia, the Pride of Australia was created to acknowledge the amazing contributions and achievements made by people of an Australian community. Anyone is eligible for the award, from neighbours and friends to colleagues and others who have inspired you through their courage, initiative, dedication or charity.
Whether it’s nominating someone for an award or simply lending a kind word to a fellow friend or neighbour, let’s all take the time to celebrate the success of the wonderful women around us and inspire them to do the same!