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, 2019 saw over 260 women come together to celebrate their achievements. We can’t wait to do it all again for 2020!

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 are inclusive and diverse in their recognition. We are here to celebrate women doing amazing things in all industries, businesses sizes and locations.  Women of all backgrounds, family status, colour, cultures and experience. The Awards are designed to shine a light on the incredible talent and diversity South Australian women in business embody. 

Rise Up Award

SPONSORED BY: BNI Adelaide North

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


New Woman on the Block Award

SPONSORED BY: Concrete Busters

For a woman with a business under 12 months old. 

Quiet Achiever Award

SPONSORED BY: Little Picassos

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

Regional Woman in business Award

SPONSORED BY: Your Estate Lawyer

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

The Heart Award 

 SPONSORED BY: Hallett Law

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

First Nations Woman in Business Award

 **NEW for 2020**  SPONSORED BY: SA Woman Australia and Robyn Verrall

For an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander woman who has had a year of growth in their business (for both new or established businesses).

The Backbone Award

SPONSORED BY: Bullys Meats

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.


 The Connection Award

SPONSORED BY:  Yarnarama

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.

The Mum in Business Award

 SPONSORED BY: Switch Start Scale

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

The All Rounder Award

 SPONSORED BY: Tashly Consulting

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




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.

COMING IN 2021 – The Young Woman in Business Award

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.

In addition to all our Category Sponsors listed above, we are lucky to also have the following businesses a part of the SA Woman Awards. 




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We have been honoured to celebrate the achievements of women in business in South Australia since our first Awards night in 2018. Now in its third year, we cannot wait to showcase our next generation of award winners!

Rise Up Award

2019: Bree May, Food According to Bree
2018: Shanti Wilby, From the Wild

New Woman on the Block Award

2019: Megan Hodge, Your Wealthy Life
2018: Kristy Robertshaw, Charlie & Jack

Regional Star Award

2019: Natasha English McCulloch, Hip Hop Bounce
2018: Alex Morgan, Move Pilates Studio

Quiet Achiever Award

2019: Naomi Husain, Kanti Yoga
2018: Janine Boyd, Little Picassos


2019: Carolyn Jeffrey, Women in Business Regional Network
2018: Ayesha Michael, Yellow Cake Creative Roxby Downs

Heart Award 

2019: Steph Malan, The Village Co.
2018: Claire Byrt, Love Local Fleurieu

The Mum in Business Award

2019: Elaine Tang, Melvory Skincare

The Backbone Award

2019: Melina Seltsikas, LS Design Construct

The All Rounder Award

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

Member of the Year

2019: Robyn Verrall, Bullys Meats
2018: Katharine Crane, Crane Creative