Indigenous Female Employee of the Year Award

PSGH’s “Indigenous Female Employee of the Year” Award was established to recognise the contribution made by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to the success of their businesses and organisations. Judging criteria include: contribution to the nominee’s organisation; contribution to Indigenous and/or women’s issues; and quality of education/development proposal.


The 2017 award consisted of a trophy and a cash award of $10,000. The award was judged by an independent panel, comprising of Indigenous Businessperson, Kristal Kinsela and Steve Grzeskowiak from Department of Defence.

2017 Indigenous Female of the Employee Winner – Vanessa Hounsell, Coles

Finalists :

Sarah Burr, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Eulalia Young, BMD Constructions
Sheree Glastonbury, Department of Human Services

The award consists of a trophy and a monetary prize of $10000, at least half of which ($5000) is to be allocated to an education or development program for the winner. The finalists each take home $1,000.

We thank all of our participants this year, including judges, nominees, their companies, and guests. We also thank Supply Nation for their support of Indigenous business.