Elevating South Australia's Innovative Women

About the Awards

The Winnovation Awards showcases and celebrates the successes of female innovators changing the game in South Australia. These Awards also recognise businesses who support our state's innovative women.

Winnovation Awards 2019

The nomination period for the 2019 Winnovation Awards has closed.

Shortlisting is underway and once again we have been blown away with the quality of applications.

Who are these women?

Women who live, work and play in South Australia, but whose initiative could have impact anywhere. They are the unsung heroes, quiet achievers, the difference makers and the mavericks; each one dedicated to challenging the known or solving the unknown in their contribution to South Australian enterprise. Their fields of endeavour range from art to zoos; diving into the southern ocean; scanning the stars above; -or caring for the land in between. From studios to shop fronts; research facilities to workshop floors, laboratories to boardrooms.

What have they contributed?

Crossed the chasm with an innovation that seemed impossible

Searched for and found new ways to do old things

Leapt insurmountable hurdles

Created solutions to wicked problems

Challenged the known; the accepted; the norm

Championed social change

Imagined and played a bigger game

Disrupted the status, developing people, systems or processes 


Who is eligible to enter?

The Winnovation Awards are open to South Australian female residents and businesses actively supporting their South Australian employees.

To be eligible to enter you (or a representative of your organisation) must be a current financial member of Women In Innovation SA. Learn more about the benefits of becoming a member.


VIP Awards Ceremony

  • An exclusive VIP awards ceremony will be held to celebrate the winners on 03 October 2019.

  • All finalists will be notified by email in September and receive two complimentary tickets to the presentation ceremony.

  • It is a requirement that all finalists or their representative be present at the Awards presentation ceremony and be available for promotional opportunities leading up to and following the Award presentation.

  • Tickets will go on sale to the public in September.