2022 Supporters

Thank you to our wonderful Gold, Silver and In-Kind Sponsors and prize contributors for 2022!

Marquee Sponsors

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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 six 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 

Gold Sponsors

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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.

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.

he Breathing Space is a sanctuary of love, light, peace and hope. It is a healing space for those exploring a journey of self discovery, spiritual connection and calm from the chaos. The Breathing Space is a space for you. A space to breathe, to relax, to heal, to grow, to find peace.

Offerings include private and group guided meditation, sound healing, crystal bowl sound baths, energy work and holistic counselling.  

The Breathing Space is run by Kim Oakhill - Mumma, Celebrant, Meditation Teacher, Sound Healer, Retreat Facilitator, Holistic Counsellor and corporate project manager.

Located on Hunter Street, situated right near the CBD, Darby Street, Honeysuckle and most of Newcastle’s cafes and restaurants,

Cellarbrations Newcastle is your inner city liquor store! We stock a wide range of popular spirits and premix drinks, craft and premium beers as well as some you won’t find in most other bottle shops! Our wine range includes premium, organic and preservative free red, white and sparkling wines as well as some of the Hunter Valley’s finest.

Let us help you with catering for your functions, creating the perfect gift for your clients and staff or just to pick up your favourite drop on the way to dinner or home. You can shop instore or online to see our range and we even deliver!


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.

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.

Monica Clare Recruitment take the time to find the right candidate for each role and the right role for each candidate.

Their experienced recruiters work in niches in line with their passion, qualifications and personal backgrounds; so they understand the intricacies you are after. 

Personally connected to over 20,000 professionals through combined decades of industry experience, chances are they already know your next team member. 

The Monica Clare team not here to beat around the bush, they are seriously good at what we do! And, with a 95% success rate they are confident in their ability to support your business. 

They want to make sure everyone has that #WeekdayLove feeling.

Tammy is a Mentor, Speaker and Freedom seeker. After running her booked out clinical practice and serving thousands of women and their families in her local community, she chose to help other service based businesses do the same. Through founding the Natupreneur Movement, she has helped thousands of business owners reach their professional and personal next level, through

her programs and retreats.  

She now helps women leaders access their next level professionally and personally, through coaching programs, retreats and immersive experiences.

Silver Sponsors

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Driven. Dynamic. Dedicated. No other real estate business has a greater passion than Commercial Collective. We pride ourselves on taking an individual approach to each project based on unique needs, researched evidence and current market trends. That’s because we want to deliver much more than exceptional results; we believe the true value of our vast combined experience, reputation, connections and the commitment we make to each client is a long-lasting relationship based on trust and respect. It’s how we exceed expectations; it’s why we enjoy referrals and repeat business; and it’s the reason we continue to love what we do. Every day.

The team at SD Strategies is passionate about helping businesses align corporate strategies and activities with global sustainable development priorities, achieving outcomes that benefit people and the environment – and drive business success. We use internationally recognised frameworks such as the Sustainable Development Goals and the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights to help our clients frame their sustainability strategies, identify risks, train and educate staff and undertake desk top and on-site audits. We’re working hard to raise awareness of modern slavery risks in Australian and international supply chains and work closely with company boards, executives, legal and procurement teams to identify, assess, address and remedy modern slavery risks and impacts. With 40 million people trapped in modern slavery globally (and millions of those people working in Australian supply chains) we certainly have our work cut out for us. We welcome the challenge!

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.

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.

Hi I'm Mel

In my world, there are no bad kids or bad parents….

We are all just wrestling with impulse, emotion and growing our skillset to be able to more clearly and usefully communicate our needs.

As a local Newcastle parenting professional I am able to work with you towards this in whatever mix of in-person and online support that works for your unique situation.  Blended together they deliver a powerful change option.

Buildcert is the industry leading building approval and certification service provider. Our offices are strategically located throughout NSW delivering easier and faster building approvals. We pride ourselves on our ability to add value and exceed our client’s expectations at every stage of the approval process.

We have built a reputation for providing a personalised and proactive approach to the building approval process. With wide-ranging experience gained from years in the construction industry, we have the expertise to deliver projects of any size across all residential, commercial and industrial developments.

Buildcert partner with a vast range of clients from builders, developers, architects, building designers, home owners and other industry professionals. We currently service a number of Australia’s largest and most well recognised building companies.

We use and provide proprietary technologies which assist us to deliver rapid and responsive solutions for our clients. By investing in technology and innovation, Buildcert continually sets the benchmark industry service for our clients.

SkinGym is revolutionising the aesthetic world by introducing a concept that combines traditional, advanced and medical-grade treatments, whilst simplifying costs, to offer a premium skin management option.

Our treatment process is personalized and tailored according to each clients skin and needs, reintroducing the component of skin back into whole-body fitness, enhancing skin health, youthfulness and beauty of your skin.

In Kind Sponsors

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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.

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.



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.

Celebrant - MC - Voiceover Artist - Community Ally....and then some!

Want to know more about Nell's celebrancy style and personality vibes? Good, cause we made a highlight list for your viewing pleasure.

Nell is:-

  • young(ish), vibrant, creative, professional (i.e. will wait until after your ceremony to steal your beers)
  • weirdly drawn to paperwork and wordy stuff
  • humour-driven, smiles for days, genuine, open-minded, warm, but probably won’t hug you #notahugger
  • an avid skull admirer, burger eater, beer consumer, cheese fiend and mad baker
  • full of personality, marches to the beat of her own drum, and has distinct personal style (hope you like black)
  • steadfastly refuses to rely on boring recycled wedding templates and voice scripts
  • kicks run-of-the-mill going-through-the-motions ceremonies to the curb
  • a prolific over-user of hyphens, brackets and bullet points

100% uniquely openly herself whilst 100% all about you - every ceremony Nell gets her blackhearted little hands on is tailored to each individual couple's personalities, needs and wants - whatever that looks, sounds and feels like - go your own way, all the way.

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!!

Cakes N Pieces. It's all in the name.

We specialise in custom cakes and all the pieces (sweet treats) to help you celebrate your events.

We also offer edible gifts to send to your family and friends, because you can't eat flowers.

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...

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.

Andrew Monger is one of the most experienced and respected professional photographers in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley region.

His passion for photography is complemented by his versatility enabling him to produce consistently high quality photography. 

He established AJM Photography, in Newcastle, in 1992 after spending 10 years working as a commercial photographer traveling the world.

AJM Photography is now the preferred choice of many of the Hunter Valley's leading businesses and community organisations for corporate photography. And is consistently sought after as a reliable and intuitive wedding photographer with a friendly attitude.

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.