Cairns Business Women Reach For The Stars
Photos by Every Moment Photography
The stars came out for the annual CBWC Businesswoman of the Year Awards Gala Ball in celebration of the achievements of women in business across Far North Queensland.
The sellout 2023 event, held at Pullman Cairns International, is the signature event on the Cairns Business Women’s Club event calendar and the much anticipated culmination of the awards journey for the 40 finalists across eight highly contested categories.
Winner of the prestigious Business Woman of the Year Award for 2023, Suzanne Rath from Wellness Embodied joined Danielle Erskine, also from Wellness Embodied, who took home the Manager in Business Award for 2023.
Club President, Kearley Dent describes the awards as incredibly worthwhile for participants for their personal and professional growth.
“The finalists undertake quite a remarkable journey over the course of a few months in our awards process. From initial nomination, to submitting their application, attending workshops and networking, to being interviewed by a judging panel.
“With a phenomenal calibre of finalists, judges from each category had the unenviable task of selecting the winners from a truly talented line up of women representing a diverse range of industries,” says Kearley.
‘Promise you the Stars’, as the theme of the 2023 event, guaranteed plenty of glitz and glamour on the night and also provided a guiding philosophy for the event with the board and awards subcommittee members working tirelessly throughout the process to ensure its success.
When asking club President, Kearley Dent to comment on the success of the evening she said “It was truly fabulous, the support and celebration of each woman for her strengths and successes was great to see, and it was wonderful to see so many men also supporting the women in their lives. It has been a massive team effort from our dedicated board members, awards committee, and event sponsors.”
The Cairns Business Women’s Club Annual Awards recognise the achievements of women in Far North Queensland, from Cardwell to the Torres Strait and west to the border of the Northern Territory. From the entrepreneurial, industry leading and visionary, to authors, coaches, athletes, community leaders and everyday heroes, women from all walks of life are recognised and celebrated for their success and contribution.