Four Wollongong and Shellharbour women have been named among the finalists for the annual Altitude Awards in Sydney on June 1.
Nicola Xanthopoulos, of Nicola's Tutoring, at Blackbutt is a finalist for the Soaring Solo Award.
Catherine McMillan, of Lotus Wellbeing Centre, in Crown Street, Wollongong has made the finals in the Strategic Connector category.
Stephanie Meades, of Life Wellness Co, at Thirroul is a Purpose Driven Entrepreneurs Award finalist.
And Emma Queen, of emmaqueen.com.au, in Wollongong has been shortlisted among the front-runners for the Digital Dynamo Online Award.
The Altitude Awards recognise local achievers and are presented by Women with Altitude and The Men's Altitude Network.
They are held annually to provide an opportunity to acknowledge those who have made outstanding contributions as business owners, community contributors, employees, creative thinkers and leaders.
The four Illawarra finalists are among more than 120 across from NSW and the ACT.
They were chosen from more than 400 businesses who entered the 16 award categories.
The winners will be announced in Sydney on June 1.
Women with Altitude founder Andrea Turner-Boys said "we are super excited to shine a spotlight on local people everywhere doing some wonderful things for their communities".
"Each finalist has been chosen for outstanding work in their field".
"This year's awards attracted our strongest field of applicants yet".