2023 Supporters

Thank you to our wonderful Gold, Silver and In-Kind Sponsors and prize contributors for 2023!

Marquee Sponsors

These are our Marquee Sponsors.

For more than 30 years, Mortgage Choice has helped Australians finance their homes, investment properties, cars and businesses by delivering a range of choices with a team of trusted local experts right here in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter.

Gold Sponsors

These are our Gold Sponsors.

“I believe in giving women a voice. Got Your Back Sista gives women a voice, and Hey Soul Sista podcast gives women a voice.

We ALL want to live a happy, joyous life on purpose. But it can be a struggle navigating the challenges, set-backs, what is going on in our minds. 

The Hey Soul Sista Podcast is another channel to give women a voice that needs to be heard and providing inspiration and life learnings to their sistas listening.” – Melissa Histon

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.

From the beginning of Seed People Consulting in 2014, we strongly believed (and still do!) that everyone deserves to go to work and feel fulfilled, be engaged and reach their potential. Now we work with organisations to do just that. We plant seeds of thought, help create growth, and cultivate better ways of connecting in your workplaces.

Over the years, we’ve toyed with generalist HR consultancy advice. But we’ve always gone back to what got us here; to the roots of our brand. That’s the positive stuff, the people stuff, the stuff that makes the most impact on success and is the heart of our passion and service offerings: culture & changeleadership and teams.


Whether you are researching real estate, looking at buying, selling or leasing, whatever the reason, I'm here to help you with kind, honest & factual information & advice that you can rely on.

Emily Rees - The Kind Agent

Australia’s very own Vegepod is responsible for the world’s leading outdoor and indoor garden beds, specialising in soil-based edible gardens that utilise self-watering reservoirs, farming mesh protection and micro-climate growing, misters, stands and accessories. Vegepod places huge importance on community involvement and is proud to support Divas on the Green.

Honest, caring professionals, making your dream home a reality.

Silver Sponsors

These are our Silver Sponsors.

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.

The Disability Trust aims to create an inclusive world for all people living with disability. Our services operate in NSW, ACT, QLD, and VIC, including the Lake Macquarie and Newcastle region. 

The Disability Trust currently offers support services including 1:1 individualised supports, support coordination, and community access in the Hunter region as well as accommodation options.

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!

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 HITECH wear technology products.

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...

Charlestown Square is the #1 fashion, dining and entertainment destination in the Hunter Region.

Servicing our community for over 40 years, Charlestown is home to the Hunter’s only Apple Store, Sephora, Myer, Lego Certified Store, Glue Store, Dr Martens, City Beach, The Trybe and French Connection, just to name a few!

Hosting free family entertainment and the Hunter’s must-do events all year round, Charlestown is a place of connection and a destination of choice.

Could you be doing business better?

 Success in business is ultimately about believing in yourself and making the right choices. Whatever stage you’re at in your business, we listen, support, advise and offer fresh ideas and networking opportunities to make you more effective, profitable and the best at what you do. 

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Approved is a one of a kind solution for any development type requiring approval, regardless of its type or size.  Our team of experts manages the entire process, from determining the best approval pathway to securing construction approval, while interacting with Councils and Certifiers on your behalf. 

With decades of experience across all aspects of planning and development, we've designed our system to eliminate delays and expedite the entire process. We anticipate potential concerns and educate you on what's possible and what's not for your project. By getting it right from the start, we eliminate the need for time-consuming back-and-forth communication with Certifiers, Councils, and consultants, resulting in faster approval times for your project. 

Trusted by Australia's largest and most recognised builders, we create efficiency and consistency throughout a project's planning and construction phases. Our extensive experience in land and property development enables us to offer a wide range of services beyond what a traditional planning company can provide. 

If you are undertaking a development project in New South Wales, the Approved Team can navigate the process on your behalf, ensuring a successful outcome.

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.

We believe there is no limit to how good work can be.

We create life-changing work experiences. We celebrate unique people and build up better culture for businesses. We want people to be their very best selves in the workplace, and we work relentlessly to make that happen.

Just because we’ve got a fresh perspective, doesn’t mean we’re new.

In fact, we’ve been in the game a long time – so we’ve got the creds, and the experience, to back up what we say.

Our 37 years of finding extraordinary people means we know exactly what to look for. Our unique combination of recruitment and HR expertise means we see the whole picture. And our approach to people and culture means we build more durable teams, empowering you to enjoy what you do as much as we do.

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.

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.

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!!

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 IV bar is a boutique IV vitamin therapy company situated in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley. We offer in clinic and mobile services for IV vitamin drips and injections for immune support, general well being, recovery and more. 

Experience the future of vitamin therapy with IV drips that leave your body flooded with vitamins, minerals and amino acids. For your convenience we offer mobile services and in-clinic services.

Our consultation include a personalize vitamin IV drip or injection and ensure you are suitable for the treatment.

Our Vitamins, minerals and amino acids:

  • Vitamin C
  • B-complex
  • Zinc
  • Magnesium
  • Choline
  • Glycine
  • Selenium
  • Gaba
  • Carnitine
  • Inositol
  • Mathionine
  • Choline
  • Arginine
  • Lysine
  • Ornithine
  • Glutamine
  • B-12

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.

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.

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.v

You are what you've been waiting for, and you are perfect RIGHT NOW!​

Every woman of every age, size, shape and color possesses the timeless power of one-of-a-kind sensuality and beauty.​

For most of our lives we have allowed society, we have allowed friends, family and partners to dictate how we feel about our bodies. We’ve shamed ourselves for gaining weight, for losing weight, for having bewbies that are too big or too small, stretch marks (that I like to call beauty marks), wrinkles, beer bellies… all the fun stuff! Just because we grow older, we have children, families, spouses and careers this doesn't mean that our feminine side and the want to treat ourselves disappears. We continuously talk ourselves down and all this instead of embracing who we are NOW and loving the skin we are in TODAY. It’s safe to say that the act of love heals more than the act of hate, and that has never been more direct then when it’s within out own bodies.​

I’m here to empower you to love yourself just a little bit more. Whether that's taking the leap into self love for the first time, OR walking with you as you continue your journey.
I’ve created all sorts of packages to satisfy every budget. Also, this is a safe love zone. I do not discriminate based on race, religion, body shape, gender… or what ever other box you’ve been put in to. I’m just here to make you feel sexy and beautiful.

Now let’s get started.​

My Photography Services are offered in Newcastle NSW Australia and Sydney Australia. I travel once a year to the United States and also have all Australian capitals as well as New Zealand on my sights. I offer a range of photographic services for a variety of occasions. Sessions are currently offered at PD HQ here in Newcastle Australia, at your home or on location.