Business Awards

We encourage women to gain well deserved recognition for both their career and business achievements, by nominating for the various Business Awards.

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If you know of a National Business Award that is not currently listed and deserves to be included please tell us.

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Members who win an Award – let everyone know by logging in and adding the achievement to your Member profile.

WNA Impact Awards

The Women’s Network Australia (WNA) Impact Awards acknowledge the contribution of extraordinary women within our Network. We define ‘extraordinary’ by the positive impact of their actions and their alignment with our Mission.

  • 2024 Nominations are now closed
  • Finalists announced 30 July 2024
  • Winners presented November 2024

FY24 Xero Awards

These awards are all about recognising and celebrating you – Australia’s diverse business community – and all that you’ve achieved over the past 12 months.

Applications are now open for the following categories:

  • Small Business of the Year
  • Emerging Small Business of the Year
  • Sole Trader of the Year

Find out more and nominate for these awards here.

Telstra Best of Business Awards

The Telstra Best of Business Awards were created to give small to medium-sized businesses a platform to celebrate achievements and stories with their peers, and opportunities to learn from Australia’s best business minds. Check out the Accelerating Women category. Nominate for these awards.

Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards

The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards is an international business plan competition created in 2006 by Cartier, the Women’s Forum, McKinsey and Company and INSEAD business school to identify, support and encourage projects by women entrepreneurs. Their mission: To identify and support initial-phase women entrepreneurs through funding and coaching, to foster the spirit of enterprise by celebrating role models in entrepreneurship and to create an international network of women entrepreneurs and encourage peer networking. Find out about these awards including the 2025 Awards nomination and event.

Australian Small Business Champion Awards

The Small Business Champion Awards is a celebration of small business and its contribution to the Australian way of life. The aim of the awards program is to assist small business operators with their development and provide marketing opportunities to enhance and grow their business. The program also acknowledges the vision, dedication and outstanding level of customer service of successful small businesses. Nominate for these awards.

Australian Women’s Small Business Champion Awards

The Australian Women’s Small Business Champion Awards is a prestigious and comprehensive program that supports and recognises small businesses owned by women across Australia. The awards seek to recognise the hard work that women business owners contribute to the local community in generating employment for millions of Australians, as well as their commitment to the Australian economy. Nominate for these awards.

Women in Finance Awards

This national awards program was designed to recognise and acknowledge the leading women influencing the Australian finance industry. This is the benchmark for excellence around Australia, and year after year recognises the outstanding contribution made to the profession, propelling the industry forward. Nominate for these awards.

National Retailers Awards

The National Retail Awards are Australia’s premier gala event, held every year to acknowledge and honour the many outstanding individuals and businesses in the retail sector! Find out more about these awards.

Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Business Awards

The LMBA rewards and celebrates businesses and individuals for their exceptional contributions to Brisbane’s emergence as Australia’s new world city. Nominations are sought for several Award categories including: business growth, corporate citizenship, employer of choice, sustainability in business, business innovation, new investment, business creativity, young business person of the year and business person of the year. Nominate for these awards.

Mumbrella Publish Awards

Celebrate the best that the Australian publishing industry has to offer at the Mumbrella Publish Awards. Now in its 28th year, these awards highlight the world-class talent, publications and publishers operating in the Australian industry. With awards across editorial, sales, marketing and the gamut of the publishing industry, the Mumbrella Publish Awards gives everyone in the industry to step under the spotlight. If you’re looking to make an impact on the industry, this is where you do it. Nominate for these awards.

The iAwards

The iAwards are Australia’s leading ICT industry awards. Each year, the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) runs the iAwards as the Australian member of the Asia-Pacific ICT Alliance Awards (APICTA) to deliver a truly international awards program to the Australian technology community. The ‘i’ in iAwards is for ‘innovation’. Nominate for these awards.

The Australian Business Awards

The Australian Business Awards is a national awards program recognising success, innovation and ethics across all industry sectors. The awards honour Australia’s industry leaders through the acknowledgment of innovative business processes, business excellence and overall business success. Nominate for these awards.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, an international awards ceremony, were created to honour and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of women in business and organisations worldwide. They are governed by a Board of Distinguished Judges and Advisors featuring many leading figures in business. All women entrepreneurs and executives worldwide are eligible to participate in these awards. Nominate for these awards.

Melbourne Lord Mayor’s Small Business Awards

The Lord Mayor’s Small Business Awards acknowledge and celebrate Melbourne’s longstanding independent small businesses, and the people who run them.

The awards honour the achievements of small businesses who have been operating in the City of Melbourne for milestones of 10+, 20+, 40+ years and recognises outstanding organisations in the Small Business of the Year award and the Lord Mayor’s Small Business Innovation award. Find out how to apply

Melbourne Business Awards (VIC)

The Melbourne Business Awards commenced in 1992 to provide a forum to recognise the achievements of small to medium sized enterprises within the South East Region including the industrial areas of Moorabbin, Cheltenham, Highett, Clayton South, Mordialloc, Braeside, and Chelsea Heights. Nominate for these awards.

Veuve Clicquot Award Australia

The Veuve Clicquot Award is a global tribute to women achievers in business and industry, who exemplify the qualities of Madame Clicquot. The Award commemorates Barbe Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin, the woman who, in 1805, took up the reins of the company that bears her name. The Award identifies and celebrates the achievements of women who demonstrate the qualities of entrepreneurship, audacity and vision. Nominate for these awards.

Queensland Resources Council Resources Awards for Women

The Queensland Resources Council Resources Awards for Women aim to encourage women to work in the minerals and energy sectors by providing female ambassadors and role models to prospective and current female employees. Women make up just 14% of the resources sector’s workforce in Queensland and these awards are part of a wider program by the QRC to improve the gender diversity of the industry. Nominate for these awards.

Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards

The Community Achievement Awards for Tasmania are about recognising individuals, organisations and groups who are making a difference in Tasmania’s local communities and State. Awards such as these create an opportunity to say thank you to those who work tirelessly to develop and improve in their chosen field of endeavour. Nominate for these awards.

International Photography Awards USA

The Pilsner Urquell International Photography Awards Competition USA is the world’s most prestigious photography contest for both professional and amateur photographers. We accept prints, slides and digital photos in Advertising, Architecture, Book, Editorial, Fine Art, Nature, People and Special categories. Nominate for these awards.

Rural Women’s Award

The AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award is open to all women involved in agriculture, including forestry, fisheries, natural resource management and related service industries. The Award supports women with a strong and positive vision for the future of their industry and its human resource. Nominate for these awards.

Women In Technology (WIT) Award

The WIT Awards Program is Queensland’s premier awards program for women in technology industries. Since its inception in 1997, WIT has been a pioneer in the development of industry development programs such as Board Readiness, Scholarships and Awards, and Student Role Models. Nominate for these awards.

Women in Construction – NAWIC Excellence Awards

NAWIC is a dynamic organisation encouraging and supporting women in the construction and related affiliate industries. It provides a forum for its members to meet and exchange information, ideas and solutions to problems; offers individual members an opportunity to expand personal and business networks, maintain awareness of industry developments, improve skills and knowledge, and make a contribution to other women in the construction industry. Nominate for these awards.

Australian Marketing Institute Awards

The AMI Awards for Marketing Excellence recognise and reward outstanding examples of marketing programs in accordance with best practice criteria in nominated categories. The winner of the prestigious AMI Marketing Program of the Year will be selected from the national category winners. This award will be made to the entry judged as the most outstanding marketing program across all categories. This is the highest accolade in marketing within Australia and provides outstanding profile and exposure to the achievements of the winning organisation. Nominate for these awards.

Zonta International

Zonta International is a worldwide service organisation of executives in business and the professions working together to advance the status of women. Their objectives are to improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women through service and advocacy. Awards are offered annually to assist and recognise the achievements of women. Nominate for these awards.

Australian Honours System Awards

The Australian Honours System helps define, encourage and reinforce national aspirations, ideals and standards by identifying role models in our society. Honours recognise, celebrate and say thank you to those who make a difference, those who achieve their best and those who serve others. There are 53 awards in the Australian Honours System and the best known of these is the Order of Australia. Nominate for these awards.

Australian of the Year Awards

Each year our nation celebrates the achievement and contribution of eminent Australians through the Australian of the Year Awards by profiling leading citizens who are role models for us all. They inspire us through their achievements and challenge us to make our own contribution to creating a better Australia. There are four award categories: Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year (60 years and over), Young Australian of the Year (16 to 25 years), Australia’s Local Hero. The prestigious year round program culminates in the announcement of the national award recipients in Canberra on Australia Day Eve. Nominate for these awards.

Human Rights Heroes Medal and Awards

Since 1987, the Australian Human Rights Commission has recognised the immeasurable contribution to Australian society of a wide variety of men, women and organisations committed to issues of human rights, social justice and equality through the annual Human Rights Medals and Awards. Each year we receive a range of quality nominations for the Human Rights Medals, Young People’s Human Rights Medal and seven award categories: Law, Community (Organisation), Community (Individual), Literature (non-fiction), Print Media, Television and Radio. Nominate for these awards.

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