By Celebrating women we aim to raise the profile of Women in Regional Business doing incredible things as well as making sure these hardworking women feel seen and recognised.

About Our Awards

Women in Business and Regional Development take pride in being able to facilitate a bi-annual celebration of the Women in our Community.

Since 2013 the IWA awards have recognised the tireless commitment and contribution of some outstanding individuals and business in the Limestone Coast and Western Victoria. 

Stay tuned for information on our next awards gala

Next Awards 2023...


WIBRD are proud to be able to present scholarships each year.
The WiBRD Scholarship Program has been developed in partnership with Dare to Dream Business Coaching and Mentoring, Sally Klose Strategic Solutions, Southern Cross Austereo and Flinders University.

Each scholarship is valued at over $2500 for women who demonstrate entrepreneurial potential and/or run an established business and are seeking support to help boost their businesses into its next phase. 

The WiBRD Business Booster & Entrepreneurial Scholarship program supports the establishment and fostering of entrepreneurs and businesswomen in the Limestone Coast.  And our newest category is about supporting women who work in a business in a leadership role.

The scholarships are directly aligned with the Women in Business & Regional Development strategic direction whereby the recipients of the scholarships will be supported and guided in their business pursuits and underpin the WiBRD mission of growing the potential of regional women and supporting them to create powerful legacies.

Meet Some Of Our Past Winners...

Hall of Fame

Initiated in 2016, the ‘Hall of Fame’ has been developed to recognise and thank individual[s] for their contribution and continuous influence towards Women in Business & Regional Development.

It is also a chance for reflect and celebrate how far Women in Business & Regional Development has come since its inception.

2016 - Elaine Pollock

2018 - Elizabeth Hodges

Current President – Toastmasters

2018 - Tammy Whitehead

Glenara Transport

2018 - Wendy Richardson

Redgum Country

2020 - Liz Ballinger

Teatrick Lavender Estate

2020 - Nancy Withers

Pomanda Working Kelpies

2020 - Jane Kentish

2020 - Helen Stock

2020 - Janice Nitschke

2020 - Maureen Andrews

2020 - Di Ind

2020 - Kay Hocking

2022 - Maria Gentile

2022 - Lydia Mules

2022 - Nadine Di Giorgio

2022 - Judy Mckay

2022 - Duncan Redman