Businesswoman of the Year

Businesswoman of the Year

The Businesswoman of the Year award recognises an individual woman who has made an outstanding contribution to the Moreton Bay business landscape. It seeks to reward dedication to Moreton Bay and an unrelenting pursuit of excellence in business.


Ellie Bakker – Splice Marketing

Ellie Bakker is the visionary and entrepreneur behind three businesses – Splice Marketing, Telehealth Mastery and Splice Consulting. She has a passion and reputation for growing healthcare businesses and supporting health organisations and professionals deliver quality and accurate health information to the wider community.

Fiona Holmstrom – STEM Punks

Co-Founder and Director of STEM Punks, Fiona Holmstrom believes STEM Education should be accessible for everyone, and believes helping children develop skills in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics will prepare them for a future where they can make a difference. STEM Punks mission is to “Inspire Tomorrow’s Innovators” and teach children about 21st Century Skills by enabling a mindset of creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Jacki Hinchey – Blue Dog Farm

Jacqui wears many hats. Owner of Blue Dog Farm - home to Really Fancy Salad and Beef; Co-ordinator of Moreton Bay’s charter at the Food and Agribusiness Network, Australia’s fastest growing food industry cluster organisation; and Founder of Australia’s first REKO - an online farmers’ market that aims to grow awareness of local makers and producers and connect them with local customers.

Dr Sonia Sonia – Kallangur Dental Surgery

One of my Values in life is “Contribution”. Instead of working on “Me”, Work on “We “. We carry this value throughout our personal, professional, and business life. It made me look beyond profits and the rat race of the business world. It gave me a sense of bigger purpose.

Susanne Jones – Just Better Care Brisbane North

As Managing Director of Just Better Care Brisbane North, Susanne has systematically grown two franchise areas to peak performance and built a solid local presence by ensuring the provision of high quality in-home aged care and disability support services. As an experienced leader she empowers her team to improve, grow and gain confidence. Susanne aspires to be known for her contribution to people, leadership and workplace culture in her industry. She is continually growing into, and improving, her business; and strives to demonstrate that private sector provision of disability and in-home aged-care services can be both ethical and commercial.

Review full list of finalists here.


Deborah Morandin
Chief Executive Officer, Entrepreneurs Paradise Pty Ltd

Elizabeth Sullivan
Chief Executive Officer, Australia China Business Council (ACBC) QLD

Professor Lorelle Frazer
Dean and Head, School of Business & Creative Industries, University of the Sunshine Coast

John Aitken
Managing Director, Inspiring Cities

Graham Fellows
Manager, QUT Entrepreneurship

Review judge profiles here.