2022 IWIB Awards

The 14th Annual IWIB Business Women's Awards!

Illawarra Women in Business is proud of the achievements of women in the local business community, and recognize successful women in business through the annual IWIB Business Women’s Awards. 

We congratulate all category Winners, the Highly Commendeds and all finalists for the 2022 IWIB Business Women's Awards...


IWIB Business Woman of the Year 2022

proudly sponsored by Business Illawarra

Winner:  Arunima Gupta - Wollongong Diagnostics

Highly Commended:  Sarah Nolen - Birdblack Design

Highly Commended:  Sarah Ward - Sarah Ward Stone Real Estate

IWIB Young Business Woman of the Year 2022

proudly sponsored by IMB Business Banking 

Winner:  Elly Manoe - Coutts Lawyers Wollongong 

IWIB Best Business 2022

proudly sponsored by One Agency JD Property Agents

Winner:  Coutts Lawyers & Conveyancers Wollongong

Highly Commended:  Home Instead Wollongong

Highly Commended:  PDC Lawyers & Town Planners

IWIB Best Small Business 2022

proudly sponsored by Lancaster Law & Mediation

Winner:  The Star Fish Store

Highly Commended:  Birdblack Design


IWIB Best Home Based Business 2022 

proudly sponsored by Better Business Accounting 

Winner:  Grima Accounting 

Highly Commended: Chuckle Communications


IWIB Best New Business 2022

proudly sponsored by Access Law Group

Winner:  Water Walkies Hydrotherapy

IWIB Innovative Business Woman of the Year 2022

proudly sponsored by Foye Legal

Winner:  escabags 

IWIB Customer Focus Award 2022

proudly sponsored by Commonwealth Bank

Winner:  Evolve Health Illawarra

Highly Commended:  Tiny Tins

Highly Commended: Birdblack Design

IWIB Outstanding Commitment to the Community Award 2022 

Sponsor:  ANZ Business Banking

Winner:  Stephanie Rodden - Celebrate T21

Highly Commended:  Kylie ONeall - World Autism Day

Highly Commended:  Stacy Jane -  escabags

IWIB Outstanding Executive Employee Award 2022

proudly sponsored by Chalk Financial Planning

Winner:  Julia Najjar - South Coast Private Hospital

IWIB Outstanding Employee Award 2022

proudly sponsored by Melinda Griffiths Lawyers

Winner:  Natalie Allan - MMJ Wollongong


IWIB Champion Networker 

proudly sponsored by Destination Wollongong

Winner:  Graham Lancaster - Lancaster Law & Mediation