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
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.
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
2018 - Wendy Richardson
2020 - Liz Ballinger
Teatrick Lavender Estate
2020 - Nancy Withers
Pomanda Working Kelpies