2021 Supporters

Thank you to our wonderful Gold, Silver and In-Kind Sponsors and prize contributors for 2021!

Gold Sponsors

These are our Gold Sponsors.

The Sista Code blog, events and movement was created to share thoughts, insights, stories and information on diverse areas of interest to women. In particular a sharing of personal issues, social issues, organisations and awesome women making a difference in the world.

Let’s celebrate each other’s successes, uplift and inspire each other as a way to make a difference world-wide.

It starts with you and me.

Jirsch Sutherland opened its office in Newcastle in 1993, and for over two decades has served the needs of the Hunter in the specialised areas of corporate and personal insolvency services, business restructure and turnaround, forensic accounting and litigation support.  With over 100 years combined professional experience in our Newcastle team, we focus on ensuring that our clients receive the benefits and resources of a national firm with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Geelong, Brisbane and Perth, with the flexibility that only a local firm can provide.

HIC Services (HIC) has provided industrial solutions since 1978.

We provide a range of industrial products and services including asset management, engineering and mechanical, process equipment and wear prevention.

Our products and services are provided to various industries, predominantly the mining (coal) industry, however we also work within the agriculture, construction and power generation industries.

HIC’s scope of works incorporates specialised onsite and workshop services, whilst also offering a comprehensive range of process equipment, including their HICTECH wear technology products.

Delaney Roberts Family Lawyers is dedicated to providing outstanding results and a superior client experience in the process of resolving the legal issues arising from a relationship breakdown.

We deliver expert legal assistance in the framework of a specialised service delivery model tailored to assist you to achieve an outcome and move on with dignity, certainty and security.

Our team of Family Lawyers have been carefully selected to provide premium Family Law services in specialised areas with empathy and understanding so that you can find the Family Lawyer with the skill, expertise and personality to best suit you and your circumstances.

At Delaney Roberts Family Lawyers, we know that managing a relationship breakdown is more than just the legal issues involved. That’s why we can connect you with other professionals, such as financial planners, psychologists, accountants, recruiters, real estate agents, mortgage brokers and more, to ensure you make a Smart Start after separation.

Freedom to break the mould allows us to make bold moves, to be focused, to think differently.

Years of insights and experience in the Hunter has given us the foundation to exceed expectations.

Because; how we do anything, is how do everything. Thoughtful, caring, professional.

We are local. We know the people. We know the locations. We know the market.

Because at Movable... we’re moved by property.






Silver Sponsors

These are our Silver Sponsors.

Visitors to Maroba call it "amazing" and "exceptional" - we just call it home and we hope you will too.

We know you’ll feel welcome from the moment you walk down the red carpet (really!) to join our happy community. We offer a number of options, whether you’re looking for independent living, you need some day-to-day help or you need specialised care. We take the time to explain the whole process of joining us, and your care, so you’ll understand how everything works.

You can choose Maroba in complete confidence that we are fully accredited with highly skilled employees to care for your every need. Our team love what they do and they genuinely enjoy helping residents settle in. Plus there are activities to help to foster the sense of community we believe is so important to the wellbeing of our residents.  

Starting from humble beginnings, Puro People is a local professional recruitment firm specialising in the Business Support & Administration space.

Industry experts with over 40 years’ local recruitment experience, the Puro team know recruitment & we know people. We strive to work with passion and authenticity through open and transparent consultation and we create experiences that are valuable.

We work with businesses large and small to assist in identifying and providing the right person. Matching culture, organisational values and motivations to improve the human element within each client and build teams that will help their business to grow.

We offer tailored recruitment strategies, a very competitive fee structure and by using new technology and efficiencies in our process, we are able to place candidates faster without comprising on quality.

Our aim is to provide our clients and candidates with an experience that is valuable, reliable, memorable and personal.

We don’t want to be everything to everyone, but chances are we’ll be the right fit for you.  

Whether you are wanting a corporate gift or personal gift Wrapped to You can supply and deliver the perfect present. A combination of quality products, excellent service and beautifully designed gifts and hampers make Wrapped to You a favourite gift supplier in the corporate market.

We believe our clients should be spoilt with the nicer things in life and that quality is worth enjoying. We provide a gift giving experience, helping you build your business one gift at a time.

We choose to use Australia's finest products, including renowned Hunter Valley wines and delicacies. Choose from food and non-food items, according to your recipient's needs. Our huge range means we can custom design gifts to suit YOUR needs. Choose from baskets, boxes, bowls, plates, bags and more.

Refined by over 15 years’ worth of experience in real estate, Emily Rees offers an unrivalled expertise in handling properties. Her proactive, friendly attitude creates a harmonious working relationship with her clients. Known for her honesty, Emily believes that being transparent with the process and providing realistic target results will help achieve a desirable outcome. She is a natural communicator who enjoys dealing with different types of people and takes time to listen to their perspectives and suggestions. Emily is proud to represent all that is synonymous to excellence, integrity, and professionalism through the Laing & Simmons brand.

Who is Women Embrace Adventure? Embracing ourselves and others through adventure. Our goal is to empower and motivate women to take a step outside their comfort zone; to be active in the great outdoors, take on new challenges, embrace travel, believe that anything is possible if they set their mind to it and to enrich not only their own lives through adventure but the lives of others that may need a helping hand or be less fortunate. Our weekend escapes, week-long getaways and day ventures are all about getting active in the great outdoors and having a hell of a lot of fun while we are doing it. Join us and challenge yourself in a fun and supportive environment surrounded by like-minded, adventurous women. We pride ourselves on ensuring there are lots of laughs, adventure and fun on every Women Embrace Adventure Experience. And yes, we also like a glass of bubbles or wine to relax and unwind after a great day of adventure...

Beauté has been a long established house of Beauty in The Junction, with Natasha celebrating 20 years at the salon this year. Beauté is a full-service beauty, reiki and well being centre. All our staff are qualified in the unique practices of Reiki.

We are dedicated to consistently providing high customer satisfaction, quality products, and furnishing an enjoyable and inviting atmosphere.

Our Philosophy is to promote total beauty and wellbeing inside and out, offering a wide range Wellbeing and Beauty Services. Even if your visit is for minutes or for hours, you will encounter a warm, friendly and relaxed environment, resulting in an unforgettable experience.

With over 100 years combined experience, we have extensive knowledge in both corporate and personal insolvency. It is our mission to work with you and guide you through the best possible solution for your unique situation whether it be recovering or liquidating your business, or assisting you with the personal insolvency process, which can include applying for and declaring bankruptcy.

Tread Softly is a range of moderate alcohol, modern wines that are lighter on the environment and on your palate. 

Not only are the wines naturally lower in alcohol, the wines are also crafted with minimal impact to the environment through expert vineyard and water management. In addition, for every dozen bottles of Tread Softly sold, we will plant an Australian Native Tree in a regeneration program in the Yarra Yarra biodiversity corridor in WA. This is a powerful program seeking to give back to the environment that we can often too readily take away from.

Follow us on Instagram at @treadsoftlyaus 

In Kind Sponsors

These are our In Kind Sponsors.

If you are seeking a design agency that has a genuine buzz associated with it, where you can effectively engage the creative team and bring your brand to life; then your cog just might be the right fit for their engineroom.

Cooks Hill Parkside is a new luxe loft style accommodation in the heart of Cooks Hill, across from Centennial Park & a short walk to the beach, cafes & shops. The architecturally designed loft features; 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, fully equipped kitchen & can sleep 4 guests in comfort. It has all the trimmings of home only better, we do the laundry! Take in all the sights & sounds that inner city Newcastle has to offer, or take it easy in the courtyard.

Margaret Godfrey is a mortgage broker in Newcastle, who since 2010 has been helping locals achieve their dreams.   For Margaret, mortgage broking is not just about helping people apply for a loan but rather educating clients so they feel confident to make their own money decisions.  Next time you need a home loan why not make a Smart Call.



Originally hailing from a small country town in the Central West of New South Wales, a move to the ‘big city’ in her formative years saw Timberlina attend one of the State’s best-ranked performing arts High Schools, where she dabbled in all things dance and drama.

After short hiatus from the limelight, Timberlina was re-born in spectacular style and glittery glory in early 2017, and continues to be an ever-evolving chameleon of the performance and hosting world.

Timberlina’s over-the-top style and dazzling repertoire, coupled with her naughty quick wit, will keep you fabulously entertained for hours. You can catch her at her regular gig, Bingo with Timberlina, at The Beaumont Hamilton, Newcastle Timberlina is also available for private and corporate bookings as an MC, Presenter, Host, Marriage Celebrant and all-round-entertainer.

I am a woman from Chile that has been calling Australia home for over 13 years. mother of two and happily married to an Aussie.

Back in Chile I was an actress and a self-taught make-up artist among other things, so the love for art and visual beauty have always been in my life.

When you have to leave everything you know behind (family, friends, language, culture, food, story), it takes time to find yourself again, that’s why I can relate easily to people that feel insecure, scared and without self-worth. A change as profound as what I lived, taught me to learn to flow, to embrace who I am no matter what and to recognise that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

I found photography by chance (or maybe it found me!) and discovered a true passion for creating portraits. I fell in love with the magic of capturing a person's essence in an image.

When we work together you will discover that I love to listen and understand what it is that you want out of your photo shoot with me. I will always do my best to help you feel and look absolutely glamorous and beautiful.

I am a lover of sunrises at the beach and indoor plants and for the past 14 years my profession has been a photographer in and around Newcastle. If it had to be defined I would say I am a photographer of people!

Finding and capturing the energy that can only be You. My connection with Michelle started when I photographed Hunter Homeless Connect Day, and as happens in Newcastle, the connection has flowed onto other awesome events!

Being able to capture Divas on the Green this year is so exciting and I’m so grateful to be a part of such an awesome community! Oh and I get to dress up too!!

The Socialite loves to style any space to create unique and unforgettable events! 

Whether you’re planning a whimsical birthday party, a corporate event, or any special occasion I love to style your area to amaze your guests and make special memories. 
Intimate dinner with friends; I can create your dining room into something spectacular!

Children’s parties; I’ll take your stress away by sourcing and decorating an enchanting and exciting event.

I love to dream the theme and am passionate that it’s all about the detail. (yes, I’m a little OCD!) 

I can work with you to get you started or my “make me look good” package gives full style service to bring your event to life.

Myrtec take a strategic, proactive and business-oriented approach to Information Technology.

They use the latest software and business processes to provide seamless IT support to companies seeking to leverage technology to achieve their business objectives. By automating routine monitoring and maintenance tasks, they are able to reduce the overall cost of technology and focus on strategic IT initiatives.

Myrtec take responsibility for delivering results and endeavour to create long-term partnerships with their clients. Their renewed focus on client needs is a core part of the way they do business and they are always happy to discuss ways in which your company can use IT to improve productivity, reduce costs and add value to your bottom-line.

EAO’s reputation as a provider of quality entertainment for weddings, private celebrations and corporate events is second to none.

We have provided the music to accompany literally thousands of milestones, from birthdays and anniversaries to marriages, award ceremonies, fundraisers and virtually every type of celebration imaginable.  Whatever your event, we know it’s important. EAO has the experience and the right network of contacts to deliver the right solution for you.

Symphonia vineyards is a winemaking idyll in the Victorian alpine region owned by Peter and Suzanne Evans.

The vineyards have quite a history in Australia’s vinous landscape and continues to share the vision of the original owner Peter Read,

When he planted the vineyard in 1981, alternative varieties were always the core focus and this decision has been validated over the years as fruit from the vineyards has been sourced by some notable names. Pizzini, De Bortoli, Gapstead and Bill Downie have all utilised the site.

A carefully orchestrated arrangement has seen our previous winemaker Sam Miranda move away to focus on his projects leaving the Symphonia wines in equally adept hands. Wine Consultant Robert Paul continues to assist and coax the fruit into melodious harmony while family member Sophie waves the baton of the business like an expert conductor.

Our vineyard near Myrrhee in Victoria’s King Valley continues to excel and produce the obscure and the unusual, planted to Petit Manseng, Pinot Gris and Savignin as well as Sapperavi, Tannat and Tempranillo.

We hope you enjoy the Symphony thus far…