The SA Woman Awards are designed to celebrate the achievements of women-led businesses in South Australia. They not only give the winning businesses and finalists well-deserved recognition, but also a platform and opportunity to showcase their business and success.

More to Cheer About

While the inaugural event was held in November 2018 at the Duke of Brunswick, bringing together 60 women in business, this year’s event will be bigger and better. With our community more than doubling in size since last year’s Award – growing to more than 400 women – there’s plenty to cheer about in 2019.

From start-ups to major businesses, our award categories recognise women who are excelling at all different stages in their business journey.

The SA Woman Awards has a diversity in recognition. We are here to celebrate women doing amazing things in all industries, businesses sizes and locations. This year we have new categories celebrating women in family businesses, women juggling motherhood and women who have created groups or organisations that support women in business.

Rise Up Award

SPONSORED BY: All in Advisory

For a woman who has had a year of growth in their business. 

2019 WINNER: Bree May, Food According to Bree


New Woman on the Block Award

SPONSORED BY: Mount Gambier Website Design

For a woman with a business under 12 months old. 

2019 WINNER: Megan Hodge, Your Wealthy Life

Quiet Achiever Award


For a woman who has done phenomenal things consistently in business, but rarely toots her own horn. 

2019 WINNER: Naomi Husain, Kanti Yoga

Regional Star Award

SPONSORED BY: Bully’s Meats

For a regional woman in business who created a star business in her local community.

2019 WINNER: Natasha English McCulloch, Hop Hop Bounce

The Heart Award 

 SPONSORED BY: Ailsa Robson – Walk & Talk Therapist

For a business that has at it’s heart the needs of their local community (eg. Social enterprise/not for profit/community organisation).

2019 WINNER: Steph Malan, The Village Co. 

*NEW* The Backbone Award

SPONSORED BY: Step into Life West Lakes

For a woman in business who is the backbone of the family business or place of employment. Recognising the valuable contributions of women – even if they aren’t the listed business owner, because without them the business would not run nor operate as smoothly.

2019 WINNER: Melina Seltsikas, LS Design Construct


*NEW* The Community Award

SPONSORED BY: Juliet Lever – Relaunch My Life

For a business who is passionate about supporting and encouraging women in business to connect and grow,  through the creation of community, events and workshops.

2019 WINNER: Carolyn Jeffrey, Women in Business Regional Network

*NEW* The Mum in Business Award

 SPONSORED BY: Shine Mumma Shine

For a woman who is juggling motherhood and business and shown great growth in their business in the last 12 months.

2019 WINNER: Elaine Tang, Melvory Skincare

*NEW* The All Rounder Award


For a woman who has excelled in a number of areas and shown persistance and dedication to their role and has overcome hurdles.

2019 WINNER: Alex Karatassa, Five Four Entertainment & Taking Back Saturday.


Member of the Year

SPONSORED BY: SA Woman Australia

To recognise the contribution of an SA Woman member to the community in line with the SA Woman values and mission.

2019 WINNER: Robyn Verrall, Bullys Meats

We are incredibly grateful for the businesses who have put their support  behind South Australian women in business by being a sponsor for the SA Woman Awards. They allow us to create an event that truly celebrates and showcases the talented women in business across South Australia.

To find out more about becoming a sponsor, please email us HERE  or download a sponsorship package HERE.




Our Inaugral SA Woman Awards were held at the Duke of Brunswick in November 2018.

A room full of 60 women came together to celebrate a wonderful year in business and the achievements of our finalists and winners.

Category Winners were:

Rise Up Award

Shanti Wilby, From The Wild

New Woman on the Block Award

Kristy Robertshaw, CHARLIE & JACK

Regional Star Award

Alex Morgan, Move Pilates Studio

Quiet Achiever Award

Janine Boyd, Little Picassos

Spirit Award

Ayesha Michael, Yellow Cake Creative Roxby Downs

Heart Award 

Claire Byrt, Project Work Life for Love Local Fleurieu

Member of the Year

Katharine Crane, Crane Creative