2022 State Finalists - Accelerating Women

Celebrating entrepreneurial women

Get to know the businesses actively challenging exclusion and inequality to create meaningful and lasting equity for women.

Accelerating Women Finalists by state

Australian Capital Territory

Abilities Unlimited Australia

ACT Finalist

Abilities Unlimited Australia is a not for profit organisation in Canberra that takes an evidence-based, community-driven approach to support additional needs children to confidently engage in sporting and recreational activities.


ACT Finalist

Ivy Social is a Canberra-based boutique social media agency founded in 2017 by Emily Coates. Providing effective social media management, Ivy Social is a one-stop social media solution for clients looking to grow their online presence.


ACT Finalist

Mels Massage was founded as a sole trader business in 2012 to service customers unable to visit bricks and mortar clinics. In 2019 the company expanded, establishing a clinic that has grown into a thriving business of 14 employees.

NatureArt Lab

ACT Finalist

NatureArt Lab is a natural science art and illustration organisation. It promotes greater community engagement in the natural world via nature-art immersion tours, environmental advocacy and citizen science.


ACT Winner

RD Consulting is a communications and change management consultancy that believes in better. Experts at enhancing communication, RD Consulting services diverse clients across government, private and non-profit sectors.

Staged By Flynn

ACT Finalist

Staged By Flynn provides contemporary property styling with a mid-century twist in the ACT. Fostering a supportive and flexible workplace, Staged By Flynn focuses on supporting women re-entering the workforce.


New South Wales


NSW Finalist

Bambuddha Group brings humanity back to business. It teaches business leaders about corporate sustainability and equality. With evidence-based coaching, the group empowers companies to be kinder to people and the planet.


NSW Finalist

Galmatic’s all-female team aims to equip women with basic car maintenance skills. With a Rosie the Riveter attitude, the team runs hands-on car maintenance workshops and online courses to give women car confidence.


NSW Finalist

MyMuse is changing the way businesses respond to cancer by providing holistic and co-designed programs to improve individual wellbeing and return to work rates during the cancer journey. It was founded by Nikki Shah, who lost her partner to cancer.


National Winner

She’s A Crowd makes cities safer for women. By collecting and mapping crowdsourced data about women’s unsafe experiences, She’s A Crowd aims to address unsafe areas in city planning and close the gender data gap.

The Cova Project

NSW Finalist

The Cova Project is tackling period poverty. By providing health training sessions and menstrual cups to women in developing communities, the Cova Project empowers girls to stay in school and manage menstruation with dignity.



Birdcage Marketing

QLD Finalist

Birdcage Marketing is a digital marketing agency with an ambitious, big picture attitude towards digital marketing. Its full-service approach is grounded in connection, guided by intuition and backed by data and analytics.


QLD Winner

Grace Loves Lace creates handcrafted, affordable bridal gowns that break from tradition. From its sunlit studio in Burleigh Heads, each dress is sustainably made and designed with versatility and originality in mind.


QLD Finalist

KLM Solicitors supplies an empathetic, down-to-earth legal service to vulnerable clients in their darkest hour. Since 2015, its dedicated team has represented family law, criminal law, and domestic and family violence matters.


QLD Finalist

Pakko creates out of the box packaging. Since 2017, the dedicated team of designers and packaging specialists has produced custom solutions for businesses of all shapes and sizes.


QLD Finalist

Social Care Solutions specialises in the sensitive work of foster care assessment, training and consultancy. It’s a progressive and independent company driven to ensure better outcomes for children and young people.

The Laundry Lady

QLD Finalist

The Laundry Lady wants to take a load off your mind. At the click of a button, its on-demand mobile laundry service picks up dirty washing and drops it off the next day, freshly washed, dried, ironed and folded.

South Australia

Advance Behavioural Training

SA Finalist

Advance Behavioural Training is a dog owner’s best friend. From structured behavioural training to socialisation therapy, grooming services and a Doggy Day Care centre, it makes dog training a walk in the park.

al.ive body

SA Finalist

Born out of a need for functional and aesthetic bathroom wares, interior designers and twin sisters, Alisa and Lysandra Fraser, created Al.ive Body, a collection of luxurious products that are kind to the planet.

House Inspect Australia

SA Winner

House Inspect Australia's vision is to become leaders in the building inspection industry with a core focus on addressing the gender gap and being a champion for women in the industries they operate in.

Lotus Consulting

SA Finalist

Established by CEO Sian Burton, Lotus Consulting has a strong focus on empowering other women to achieve exponential business growth without sacrificing themselves or their family values.


SA Finalist

Oranje is a full-service advertising agency without the big agency overheads. As a creative agency, its entire business is about innovating to help clients answer the needs of today's ever-changing digital communications landscape.


SA Finalist

Stellan Capital is a national private wealth management firm founded by an esteemed group of financial advisors who recognised the growing demand for financial advice to be truly bespoke and transparent.



Chris & Filly Functional Medicine

TAS Winner

Chris and Filly Functional Medicine is on a mission to end burnout, one parent at a time. This virtual, Australia–wide health practice provides holistic healing for parents struggling with energy, mood and gut issues.

The Grange Estate

TAS Finalist

Located in the heart of Tasmania, The Grange Estate is a historic gathering place and function centre offering six purpose-built meeting rooms, premium catering options and space for up to 150 patrons.



VIC Finalist

#GoKindly is a bed and bath brand with a social conscience that's passionate about creating a kinder world for women. It produces hotel quality bedding, with the proceeds being used to support women experiencing homelessness.


VIC Winner

Circle In helps businesses care for carers. It is an intuitive and personalised platform supporting working parents and carers – giving employees and managers access to workflows, guides for conversations and a community.

Hutton Consulting Australia

VIC Finalist

Hutton Consulting Australia is an executive search company working exclusively within the education sector. Its accomplished team provides high level service and candidate care and supports diversity at an executive level.


VIC Finalist

Where others see a problem, Just Gold sees an opportunity. The full-service consultancy and creative agency is also an accredited social enterprise and offers pro bono or low bono services via its impact program.

Transitioning Well

VIC Finalist

Transitioning Well is committed to redefining the intersection between work and life. With a team of national psychologists, it supports people through major transitions in their work lives, such as having a baby or a career change.


West Australia

Business Station

WA Winner

Business Station works with Australian entrepreneurs to bridge the skills gap needed to build better businesses. Programs are focused on founders from regional areas, women-led and people from ethnically diverse backgrounds.


WA Finalist

Multiplan is a construction modelling company converting design ideas into complex 3D models and steel fabrication drawings. Its Women in Steel initiative is driving change and finding career opportunities for women.

Portable Spectral Service

WA Finalist

As the experts and innovators in spectral technology, Portable Spectral Service is a unique provider that maintains a hire fleet ranging in instrument type, model and brand to suit every clients need.


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