SEED VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS PRESENTS...
THE 2023 AUSTRALIAN VIRTUAL ASSISTANT AWARDS
A celebration of Virtual Assistants in Australia who have made a positive impact and recognition of the leaders and change-makers of our industry.
Awards for 2023 are now finalised
2023 AWARD CATEGORIES
NEW LEVEL, NEW DEVIL
Mira Claudia shares the personal devils she has overcome to continue to grow and scale her business, Mira Claudia Coaching and the her_TRYBE Community, through times of significant uncertainty and self-doubt. As a mindset confidence coach, Mira will share her personal journey of business and the key practices she uses herself and with clients to navigate each stage of business.
FROM THE FOUNDER
Thank you for taking the time to either nominate yourself, a fellow VA or a VA who has made a difference in your business.
This is our third time hosting the Australian Virtual Assistant Awards and we are so proud to stand beside our industry leaders, rising stars, and everyone in-between as an advocate for the excellent talent and impact our industry has to offer.
I look forward to hopefully seeing you at the Virtual Awards Ceremony on Friday 27th October 2023 as we come together to announce our winners and celebrate our incredible industry!
Amy - Founder of Seed Virtual Assistants and the Australian Virtual Assistant Awards
Thank you to our 2023 Category Sponsors and Event Partners
Meet our 2023 Award Judges
Sheree Rubinstein is a former lawyer turned entrepreneur and the Founder of One Roof, a community driven all-in-one platform helping women to start, grow and stay in business.
Sheree is affectionately known as the Queen of Community and is passionate about supporting women to succeed in business.
Sheree has been recognised over the years for her work. She is an AFR 100 Women of Influence, Telstra Women's Business Awards Finalist, Women's Agenda Leadership Awards Finalist and a Victorian Young Achievers Award Winner.
Sheree is a mum of 2, is a facilitator, regular public speaker and mentor to many women and she is the board of the Victorian Women's Trust.
Sireen, is a wife, mum of 2, and business coach whose determination and resilience have led to building a successful business, embracing the challenges of balancing motherhood and career.
With a strong focus on aligning work to her values of connection, courage and clarity she is on a mission to empower fellow female founders to grow their business with sustainable scalable strategies so they too can have a business and life by design with freedom and flexibility.
Sireen made a name for herself in the online support space as the leading online business manager and educator teaching entrepreneurs about the different online support professionals they could invest in to help them scale their businesses.
Jenn Donovan is a global marketing strategist and Australia’s sort after speaker on all things marketing with a big heart for helping rural and regional small businesses (being a rural girl herself).
She is the founder of Social Media and Marketing Australia, the viral Facebook Group Buy From a Bush Business and an original co-founder of Australia’s rural answer to Amazon – Spend With Us.
Jenn offers her clients strategic and creative marketing and is renowned for making small business simple (which just happens to be the name of her wildly successful podcast – Small Business Made Simple!). Jenn is no-nonsense, fluff free marketer and someone you definitely want to know in business.
Nicole Smith, COO, Business Operations Specialist and Systems Designer from The Artisans Business Solutions.
In 2019, moving away from her corporate career as Chief of Staff, Nicole started supporting business owners to develop their unique working style and design a business that aligns with the life they want to be living.
Nicole works with businesses to discover the space between what they are doing and what they want to do in how their day-to-day is operating. Specifically, she sees systems as the dance between people and IT, which means when Nicole designs, builds and connects you with your systems, she's looking at syncing moving parts with your business needs.
Sarah is the Founder of Eliza Stock - a stock photography membership, offering unique stock images for busy female solopreneurs who are ready to elevate their brand and never run out of content.
For almost a decade she ran a successful wedding photography business in Tasmania and moved to Melbourne in 2020 where she launched a product photography business.
Through working with busy brand owners, it became clear women in business needed stunning, visual content (and lots of it). Eliza Stock was born.
When she’s not behind the lens, she’s a wife and mum ofthree and she loves chocolate almost as much as she loves her family.
THE PROCESS AND KEY DATES
Nominations are open to Australian citizens and residents only
1st July 2023 - Nominations open
All nominees will be notified via email of their nomination and their award category within 48 hours of the nomination submission.
Nominees will be sent promotional assets that can be used to celebrate their nomination with their audience on social media, email marketing and other platforms of choice.
31st July 2023 - Nominations close
Nomination submissions will be reviewed and filtered to remove any ineligible nominations (nomination form not complete OR fake/spam nominations)
4th August - 18th August 2023 Round 1 Judging (shortlisting)
In Round 1 of judging, our judges will review the nomination submission forms and select our 5 finalists for each award category.
7th August - 31st August 2023 People's Choice Voting
All nominees will have the opportunity to participate in People's Choice in addition to their primary award nomination - this is the only category that is put to public vote.
Nominees will be notified when voting opens and they will be able to rally together their community, connections and audience to vote for them for a chance to win the People's Choice Award.
22nd August 2023 - Finalists Notified
Our 5 finalists for each award category will be contacted and notified that they have made it through as a finalist & asked to provide a submission and reference statement to support their application which will then be reviewed by our judges to determine the category winners.
Finalists will receive further promotional assets to celebrate their finalist announcement.
8th September - 29th September 2023 Round 2 Judging
The final round of judging will take place to agree on a winner for each award category.
27th October 2023 - Virtual Awards Ceremony
Winners of our award categories and People's Choice will be announced at our virtual awards ceremony on the 27th of October 2023
If you have any questions about the awards process please email us at [email protected]