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Townsville Business Women Awards

Townsville Business Women Awards

Townsville Business Women Awards

The Townsville Business Women Awards is one way in which Townsville Business Women’s Circle (TBWC) celebrate the extraordinary depth and breadth of business knowledge, innovation, achievement and leadership by women in business in our region.

The calibre of applicants across all categories was extremely high in 2023 and all applicants should be extremely proud of both their nominations and application.

17 outstanding finalists are in the running to be named winner across four categories at the bi-annual gala event.

Wilson / Ryan / Grose Business Woman of the Year Finalists:

  • Sonia Pace – Pace Financial
  • Julie Carey – All for Paws Pet Retreat
  • Karissa Chase – Renegade Handmade
  • Cheree Steel – Urban Miss Makeup
  • Jessica Young – Young Allied Health

Findex Emerging Business Woman of the Year Finalists:

  • Emily Galloway – Sunday Jungle
  • Jade Macdonald – On the Inside by Jade Cherie
  • Jillian Joyce – Pride Human Performance
  • Julie Johnston – Creative Concepts PR

Keyes & Co Corporate Business Woman of the Year Finalists:

  • Emma Jensen – Hello Health & Compounding Pharmacy, General Manager
  • Georgie Arnold – Townsville Helicopters. Social Media & Marketing Manager
  • Amanda De Lacy – Townsville Private Clinic & Mackay Private Hospital, Regional Manager of North Qld, CEO Townsville & Mackay
  • Debra Burden – Selectability, CEO
  • Karlea Wootton – Bank of Queensland Castletown, Branch Manager
  • Cassandra Cazzulino – Smart Precinct NQ, CEO

Townsville Earthmoving Community Minded Business Woman of the Year Finalists:

  • Jennifer Haines – Ranchlands Equestrian Centre
  • Tina Roberts – Gardens Swimming Club

The success of the awards would not be possible without the assistance of our judges who volunteer their time and expertise for the judging process. From reviewing all applications and shortlisting, to interviewing every finalist – we are incredibly grateful for all they do.  Our 2023 judges include:

  • Peter Wheeler, Colliers
  • Moira Carter, BRI Ferrier
  • Eleni Millios-Hullick, The Cure Starts Now
  • Lisa Leonardi, Bank of Queensland Castletown
  • Kristie Love-Pelletier, Love2Swim School – 2021 Category Winner
  • Georgina Whelan, Icon Cancer Clinic – 2021 Category Winner
  • Elley Hudson, Excellence Property – 2021 Category Winner
  • Kellie Stephenson, Support Local Townsville – 2021 Category Winner

Without the generous support from local businesses, this event, which is crucial to our TBWC mission, would simply not be possible.

Naming Rights Partner

Trudi Anderson, Senior Business Relationship Manager for the North Queensland Region, shared, “Through our Naming Rights partnership with the Townsville Business Women’s Circle, we take immense pride in recognising the leading regional businesswomen for their significant contributions to the community. Celebrating their achievements is truly an honour for us.”

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