Economic Development Officer - Business South Burnett
Queensland Women in Business Awards

This month, the Women in Business Awards were held in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast, providing an opportunity to share the success stories of women in business.

Established by Karen Phillips in 2013, the Women in Business Awards program has now expanded to five regions across Queensland with support from the Queensland Government.

The 2019 winner of the Innovation & Technology Award for the Greater Brisbane region was Nicole Gibson, Director and Founder of Söka Australia. Nicole believes reducing our water footprint is crucial for a sustainable future. Her invention, the Söka Tub, is a laundry soaking system that provides a solution to the water wasted during the standard laundry process.

Nicole is just one of many women recognised as part of this year’s awards. To find out more about the winners across other categories and regions, visit Women in Business Awards.

The final awards ceremony for 2019 will be held in Toowoomba for the Downs region on 7 November 2019. All 2019 winners will be recognised at a reception with Minister Shannon Fentiman MP and Minister Di Farmer MP at Parliament House in November.

Economic Development Officer - Business South Burnett
Grown Locally – this Saturday!

Register today for the QRRRWN Grown Locally event, held this Saturday at Hidden Gold Homestead.

Celebrating International Rural Women’s Day and hosted by Queensland Rural, Regional and Remote Womens Network the event will show case local produce and locally grown young women serving in rural communities throughout Queensland. Women, girls and men from all rural walks of life are welcome to attend.

For more information, click here.

Economic Development Officer - Business South Burnett
Are you a woman in business within the South Burnett?

The inaugural Women in Business Breakfast, hosted by Business South Burnett will be held at the Wondai Colonial Motel And Restaurant on Tuesday, 22 October.

Guest speakers include Jay Rose from Rosegold Legal and dynamic duo Elaine and Sherree Raffin from Wondai Electrical Services.

$18 per head will be payable directly to the Colonial Motel on the morning. This will become a quarterly event, with the next breakfast to be held within Kingaroy in December (Christmas theme, date and location to be advised).

RSVP’s essential to Council’s Economic Development Officer on 4189 9100 or