The 2020 Illawarra Women In Business Awards are back on track and will be held a little differently on July 31.
Illawarra Women in Business (IWIB) director Glenda Papac had originally planned for the winners to be announced on May 15. 2020 but was forced to cancel the annual celebration of business women's success in the region when the COVID-19 lockdown commenced in late March. But after announcing the event will be cut down to just three awards later in the year she re-evaluated the situation last week following the further easing of restrictions.
"All the original award categories are now going ahead with the awards day taking place at Villa D'Oro on July 31," Mrs Papac said.
"But numbers will be restricted to 100 people with finalists, sponsors and judges prioritised first.
"I have booked Jennifer Gray as the entertainer. She was doing it until we had to cancel".
2020 finalists include; ProAdmin Solutions, Wollongong Diagnostics, The Pilates Workshop, Zig Zag Hub, Illawarra Metallurgical Coal, Black Duck Ceramics, Doreen Brown Consulting, Grima Accounting & Taxation Pty Ltd, Environmental Mapping & Planning Consulting, Busy Business Women, Rodan & Fields, Skin Correctives, Oh My Word, Daley Chartered Accountants, Elise Supps Shellharbour, PhysioHealth & Sports Injury Clinic, ReKreate Women's Fitness, Kenny Escapes, The Earth Stylist, Poseidon Equine, Early Years Care, Melinda Griffiths Lawyers, The Disability Trust, Advantage Skin Clinic, Shellharbour Marina Real Estate, Monique Field Property, Dr Olga Lavalle & Associates, No Limits Consulting, Scribbly Gum Photography, Birdblack Design, IPAR Rehabilitation, Stand Up Paddle Boarding Shellharbour, The Beat Lab, Need A Feed, Seeside Optical, The Pilates Workshop, Maya & Peacock, Kaio Swim, The Dance Affinity, HR with Ease and Transport for NSW.
Judges include; Tim Fares, Margaret Biggs, Terry Widdicombe, Jenny Hirst, Tenielle Stevenson, Maree Kerr, Graham Lancaster, Mark Sleigh, Narelle Hawken, Virginia Wren, Julie Norris, Anthony Wise, Diana Foye, Lyndal Kennedy, Lisa McCosker, Naomi Brown, Vi Blazevska, Ioanna Alexopoulos, Dianne Chalk, Joanne Danckwardt and John Kerr.
Sponsors include; Illawarra Business Chamber, IMB Business Banking, One Agency Joanne Danckwardt Property Agents, Lancaster Law & Mediation, Destination Wollongong, Better Business Accounting, Access Law Group, ANZ Bank, Commonwealth Business Banking, Foye Legal and Chalk Financial Planning.