This award recognises the woman who has most effectively shaped her business’ success and delivered outstanding growth and development.

It is open to all women that hold a senior position in an SME (CEO, director, manager or equivalent title), and is based on activities in the 2015-16 financial year.

To be eligible for this award, the business needs to have 200 employees or fewer as of 30 June 2016 and be registered in Australia (or respective state/territory) as a sole trader, a partnership, or an incorporated or listed business.

The nominee must be a shareholder in the business and be living in Australia as an Australian citizen, or have Australian residency status.

Submission criteria and requirements

Please answer the following questions (400 words max per question):

We also encourage entrants to submit an optional short video up to 30 seconds long answering the question, “What does business success mean to you?”

Please attach two references, testimonials or other sources of information (such as any financial or business metrics and/or statements, with supporting documentation such as audited statements and third-party independent data reports) to support your nomination.

To start your application, click here.