Welcome to the National Business Brilliance Awards & Conference!

Now in it's 5th year, the National Business Brilliance Awards & Conference is a celebration of amazing women in business (who also mange to fulfill the role of amazing mum) - by way of showing off their products and services, listening to their inspiring stories and celebrating their achievements.

The Conference & Awards are held on Sat, May 26, 2018 featuring approx 30 stallholders, amazing speakers and networking galore in the day! The Awards night follows the Conference - a night of celebration and networking - culminating in awarding 12 amazing mums in business as the best in their field. 

The Awards 

The National Business Brilliance Awards has been celebrating amazing women in business for 4 years now, with 2018 being the 5th. That's 52 winners, 104 finalists and innumberable nominations.

We are so determined to ensure that mums in business are recognised for the incredible job they do, that the National Business Brilliance Awards are entirely judged. Our judges read and mark every entry and there is no social media voting; ensuring all winners are determined based on merit.

To ensure judging is completely fair, every category has it's own judging panel. The panel is made up of the Award sponsor (a woman in business who has experience within the field and is managing the category) and two guest judges. Many of these judges head up Oz-wide known businesses like Source Bottle, Whole Kids, What's On 4, the entrepreneurial mother, Impactiv8, The Happiness Hunter, Virtually Yours, The Connection Exchange and Fourzero.

Read on below for Awards categories, link to nominate, info and bookings for Awards Night and winners from previous years:

The categories are:

  1. Best Life & Business Clarity sponsored by Fiona Redding of The Happiness Hunter
  2. Best Juggler sponsored by Helen Ebdon, Business and Executive Coach at affirming.com.au and Time Management Specialist
  3. Most Influential Brand sponsored by Annemarie Cross of annemariecross.com
  4. Best Service-Based Business sponsored by Rosie Shilo of Virtually Yours
  5. Best Innovative Product sponsored by Cath Connell of Wholehearted Marketing
  6. Best Social Media Success Story sponsored by Loren Bartley of Impactiv8
  7. Client Delight Award sponsored by Susie Campbell of Little Black Book Marketing
  8. Best Web Presence sponsored by Julie Allen of biz yourself
  9. Best Image for Business sponsored by Fi Mims of Fi Mims Photography
  10. Writing Excellence Award sponsored by Sarah Garbuio of The Business Butler
  11. Best Community-Minded Mum sponsored by Dr Nicole Highett of COPE: Centre of Perinatal Excellence
  12. Direct Marketing/Party Plan Excellence Award sponsored by Fran Pratt of Kiss to Sell & Arbonne


Awards & Networking Night

Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018 

Time: 5.00pm - 9.00pm (after the Conference ends)
Venue: The Kilburn Hotel, 348 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, Melbourne Vic (across rd from the Conference)

Event: The Awards are a wonderful night of networking and fun, held cocktail style with delicious cocktails on arrival and food included!


$44 inc GST for Finalists and Motivating Mum Biz Mums Club Members
$55 inc GST for all other attendees - bookings until May 25 at 10pm. There will be no door sales for the Awards night.

There are also Conference & Awards combo tickets available to purchase.


(please be aware there is a 30 cent booking fee)

Getting there:

Trams: 16 tram from Arts Centre/Fed Sq and get off at Glenferrie Station

Tram runs from Melb University via St Kilda, Caulfield and Malvern

Train: Catch Lilydale, Alamein or Belgrave trains and get off at Glenferrie

Parking: Parking behind Hawthorn Arts Centre via Oxley Road/James Street

Travelling from interstate: Need help with booking affordable flights or accommodation? Then contact my Motivated Mum, Annika Persson of Travel Counsellors on email or phone 0414 633 420

Brilliant Biz Mum 2017 Awards Winners

Click the link to see who the winners and finalists were for the Brilliant Biz Mum Awards 2017


Past Winners