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KWE Academy Awards 2022


Saturday December 3, 2022  /  6:00 pm  /  Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney 


2022 marks a significant milestone for us at Kingdom Women Entrepreneurs as this year we host our very first KWE Academy Awards!


KWE Academy Awards is all about appreciating, celebrating and honouring the hard work and incredible achievements of Christian Women through their God-given business ministry and the invaluable impact that they are making in their communities. A beautiful night to celebrate your business success with your team, family, friends and community.


Not only does our black-tie awards & gala dinner allow Christian women in business to come together to shine a light on the individuals who have achieved incredible results this year, it is also a significant night of sisterhood celebration for the hard work and faithfulness of each Kingdom Entrepreneur. We want to honour God and thank Him for his faithfulness as we continue to pursue our God-given business vision.

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KWE Academy Award Categories 

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Kingdom Women Entrepreneur of The Year Award

The Kingdom Women Entrepreneur of The Year Award celebrates a Kingdom Woman who reflect and upholds the values of a Kingdom Woman Entrepreneur.


A Proverbs 31 woman who draws her strength from the Lord and is faithful to remain a good steward and fruitful in all that the Lord sets her heart to do. She has been an active member of our KWE community and continue to bless and add value to her fellow faith filled entrepreneurs.


She is an inspiration and make such an impact in her community. She has a well established business with multiple offerings and strong social media presence. Her leadership qualities and personal accomplishments are to be celebrated.

This award recognises individuals who are championing other women, through leadership, employment or empowerment. They are an exceptional  business owner who have been in business for 5+ years.

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Kingdom Business Excellence Award

The Kingdom Business Excellence Award Celebrates a Kingdom Woman who has established a professional and thriving business and one which has seen a significant growth this year.


Paired with her strong media presence and well established brand, her outstanding work and passion to serve is evident in her business with raving reviews from her many clients. She works with excellence, with commitment to innovating & improving her offerings to better serve her clients - She has grown tremendously both in her personal and professional life and we are celebrating with her.


This award recognises businesses that have achieved outstanding results in all aspects of business, including creativity, innovation and resilience.

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Kingdom Culture Advocate Award

The Kingdom Culture Advocate Award Celebrates a Kingdom Woman who has a heart to serve and give back to the community.


She is passionate in helping those in need and actively finds ways (through her business platform or non for profit) where she can support causes that bring about change and major impact in people's lives.


Her heart of faithfulness and generosity is to be celebrated. She is truly an agent of change and is an advocate for Kingdom Culture.

This award recognises individuals who are making a difference to people’s lives, the environment or the world through their business or their non-profit.

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Christian Podcast of The Year Award

The KWE Christian Podcast of The Year Award Celebrates a Kingdom Woman who has created a beautiful and thriving podcast that not only continue's to share God's message of love but also showcases diverse topics, opinions and lived experiences that empower and inspire.


This KingdomWoman's podcast is professionally presented, with the aim to encourage and empower the listeners to put faith into action.


She continues to passionately pursue her God-given podcast vision, being a voice of faith and hope in this ever noisy and changing world.

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Christian Artist of The Year Award

KWE Christian Artist of The Year Award Celebrates a Kingdom Woman who is passionately pursuing her God-given creative business vision.


Whether it be performing or creative arts, this Kingdom Woman has established a successful and thriving business and continues to inspire & empower through her work.


She continues to faithfully to steward her God-given gifts & talents and stays true to her values in the midst of a changing world. Her Creativity and out of the box thinking is to be celebrated"

This award recognises creative businesses that have achieved outstanding results in all aspects of business, including creativity, innovation and resilience.

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Christian Book / Product of The Year Award

Christian Book/Product of The Year Award Celebrates a Kingdom Woman who has created either a beautiful book or a product that is in alignment with her God-given business vision.


Her outstanding work and passion to serve is evident in this book/product, with reviews from her many customers. It is a well established book/product and have been professionally designed with a strong online presence.


Her heart to show up for something bigger than herself and to create something that will bless and empower others is to be celebrated"

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KWE Academy Student of The Year Award

KWE Academy Student of The Year Award Celebrates a KWE Academy Student's hard work and effort throughout the duration of the 9 month Academy program.


This Kingdom Woman demonstrated not only her passion and desire to pursue her God-given business vision, she has also demonstrated outstanding results and have proved her commitment for personal and professional growth.


Results are evident in her business and those that she serves. Her desire to serve and the heart to steward her Kingdom Business needs to be celebrated.

This award recognises KWE Academy students that have achieved outstanding results in all aspects of business, including creativity, innovation and resilience.


*Must be a graduate or enrolled in KWE Academy to be eligible to enter this category

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KWE Academy Shine Bright Award

KWE Academy Burning Bright Award Celebrates a KWE Academy Student who has shown such passion in her personal and professional growth. She has put faith into action to pursue her God-given business vision.


She is always looking at ways to better serve her clients and improve her business. Her had work is evident through her achievements and shows a big potential for growth in the future. Her commitment to excellence and consistency is commendable. She is burning bright and we believe that she will continue to shine even brighter.

This award recognises individuals that are pre-launch or in their first 12 months but have a creative, scalable, interesting or innovative business idea, innovation or concept.

*Must be a graduate or enrolled in KWE Academy to be eligible to enter this category

Important Dates & Info

Nominations Close: 

October 17 2022 

Finalists Announced: 

November 5, 2022

KWE Academy Awards Gala Night RSVP by:

November 26, 2022

KWE Academy Awards Gala Night

December 3, 2022


All nominees receive a press release template to send to your local media as part of your nomination pack. Entrants must be Australian residents and own their own businesses, non-profit organisations.

Winners in each category will be announced at the KWE Academy Awards Gala Dinner on December 3, 2022


Nominated or not, finalist or not, we encourage you to come and join us at our KWE Academy Gala Dinner!

The KWE Academy Awards Gala Dinner is for every single Christian Women in business to celebrate the year that was and enjoy connecting with fellow faith filled entrepreneurs in a night of celebration. 

Invite your biz besties and your team along! 


Congratulations KWE

Academy Graduates 2022!

Our KWE Academy Awards is extra special as we are also celebrating the amazing KWE Academy Students graduating this year. KWE Academy Awards celebrates the completion of our students 9-Month KWE Academy Journey, where they have been activating their faith and taking action through learning and implementing Kingdom Principles in their business.

Save The Date: Saturday December 3, 2022 / 6:00 pm sharp  

Venue: Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney

Dress Code: Strictly Black Tie Gala Event

Our beautiful black tie KWE Awards Night & Gala Dinner will be held at the stunning Radisson Blu Plaza right in the heart of Sydney CBD. A beautiful program has been prepared to celebrate our 2022 KWE Academy Graduates & Award Finalist and Winners. It has been created for you to celebrate your business success with your team, family, friends and community.


2 Course Dinner will be served with complimentary drink on arrival with a special guest performance and entertainment throughout the evening. It will be a beautiful night of sisterhood celebration and a great way to end the year that was!

Limited spots available. Please make sure to RSVP and get your tickets while they last.


Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel have created an exclusive discount for our KWE community if you choose to stay at the hotel overnight. Discount code for the over night stay will be released to those who have purchased their Awards Night Tickets.

Benefits of Nominating Your

Christian Business:

- Get involved and take part in our special inaugural event. This is the first time we hare hosting a Christian Business Award in Sydney! You will be part of history in the making and will be forever remembered as part of our "small beginnings" journey.


- This is an opportunity to shine in your industry and to showcase all of the results and excellent work you have achieved this year. An inspiration to our community that will empower others to do the same.

- Build brand awareness as you take part in our significant marketing promotion and networking - You will be featured via our social channels, website presence, online material, and newsletter features.

- The recognition of becoming a finalist or a winner adds credibility as a Christian Entrepreneur and creates an opportunity to promote your thought leadership and expertise.

- Receive promotional assets to use digitally and share online + Media release template to help you promote and celebrate your business success. 


- Give back by partnering with us - a portion of our ticket sales will go towards supporting survivors of sex trafficking. 


- Celebrate your success at the awards night with your community, family and friends. A great way to end the year with a bang!

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Partner with us!

A portion of our ticket sales will go towards supporting Survivors of sex trafficking!


Generation 414 is a collective of generational change makers that speaks up about injustice that is currently happening around the world. When victims of injustice are unable to talk about their experiences, we need to speak up for them. When we stop turning a blind eye and have a collective voice, we will be able to change culture over time. Generation 414 help to:



of the needs in our communities



to become self sufficient through the sales of their handmade products



who speaks up powerfully and makes an impact on others


A portion of our ticket sales will go towards supporting survivors of sex trafficking. You can find out more about Generation 414 at

Our KWE Academy Awards Judges

Our guest judges will be judging against specific criteria and based on the individuals entry submission, which includes information provided by each nominees. 


Brenda Tsiaousis

Business sales specialist, Mentor & Author of Courage to Bloom. 

Not only has Brenda proved herself as a savvy business broker, but she is also a successful author, business and empowerment coach sharing her vibrant spirit and wisdom to educate and inspire business owners, specifically women to achieve their life and business goals. 

She shares her insights to uplift and encourage others to realise their potential and follow through on their dreams. Brenda is a true professional and is highly regarded in her field. 


Fideliz Cruz

Christian Life Coach & Business Mentor, CEO & Founder of Kingdom Women Entrepreneurs Academy.

A visionary who loves to champion women in pursuing their God-given calling using their gifts and talents to create and build their dream business & life that honours God.

Fideliz is a Certified Life Coach by BYCA & is the winner of the 2018-2019 International Coach Of The Year Award.

Most recently been awarded Ausmumpreneur People's Choice - Business Coach of The Year Award 2021 and released her book "Your Divine Assignment" - An Amazon Best Seller in 3 Categories.


Annemarie Cross

Personal Brand & Podcast Strategist. CEO & Founder of Industry Thought Leader Academy 

Dubbed ‘The Podcasting Queen’ Annemarie is an award-winning podcast host, and is recognised as a pioneer in the podcasting space having started her first co-hosted podcast in 2008.

Over the last 13 years she has interviewed thousands of guests, won multiple awards in both podcasting and personal branding, has been listed among the Top Podcast Lists for Entrepreneurs and small business worldwide, with her podcasts being syndicated on both National and International Radio.

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Marites Novis

CEO & Founder of QFirst Property Investment Group & MFN Productions

Marites Novis, with a force of more than a decade of experiences and obtained skills, was recognized in several award-giving bodies such as Forbes, giving her the title of ‘Outstanding Woman of Style & Businesswoman of the Year’ and was documented by several publications such as ‘Behind the Brands’ and F magazine.

QFirst Property Investment Group was awarded as the “Best Real Estate Agency 2020”, and Marites awarded “Business Person of the Year 2020” by the local government of Blacktown Council.


Christine Teo

Public Servant, Social Justice Advocate, Founder of Generation 414.

Founder of Generation 414, our vision is to reach, rescue and restore women whose lives have been negatively impacted by the sex industry through the online sale of products handmade by the survivors. Our mission is to serve a notoriously difficult-to-reach demographic of commercially sexually exploited women by supporting recovery and providing skills training and educational support while delivering long-term sustainable income for the women and education for the children.

Christine is a highly driven public servant with many years of experience developing and delivering policies, projects and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of vulnerable communities. 


Christine sits within a task force that informs Parliament on the Modern Slavery Act. We can't all do everything, but we all can do something. Together, we can be the change we wish to see in our world. A world where women live free and children live safe.


Jell Mariano

Creative Director, CEO & Founder of VULB Media 

Vulb Media was founded by Jell Mariano. A Digital Marketing Agency in Sydney Australia, that believes in the power of ideas.

They harness the endless possibilities of human creativity to transform seemingly ordinary stories into narratives that captivate, motivate, and elevate.

Experienced Marketing Professional with a demonstrated history of working in the Health & Beauty FMCG and hospitality industries, Jell loves progress, growth, and positivity.

His experience and expertise encompasses branding, video and graphic content creation, advertising, design, digital communication, social media marketing, web development coordination, and customer service.


Maree Cutler

Multidisciplinary Impact Focussed, Trauma-Informed Practitioner | Business Strategist, Educator, Coach & Writer | Program and Project Manager | PhD student | Child Protection Advocate | Social Entrepreneur | Board Chair

Maree is a multi-passionate Kingdom Pioneer who has various business ventures she puts her hand to. She has run her own coaching and consulting businesses for the last 20 years involving a plethora of projects and programs across different industries; backed by tertiary qualifications and experience as a secondary school teacher and child protection lawyer. 

Maree delights most in being able to champion women in their business and professional development, especially those for whatever reason may find themselves in a marginalised and disadvantaged position.

The Deborah Conference, a boutique global conference educating and serving Kingdom social entrepreneurs and pioneers, was founded by Maree in 2017; the Kingdom Women's Entrepreneur Community is the Conference's Community Partner of Choice.

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Samantha Jansen

Author, Publishing Expert, Marketing Strategist & Founder of Samantha Jansen Publishing.

Samantha runs Platform 4 Success – a successful marketing and coaching consultancy for start-ups and small businesses – and is a sought-after speaker on marketing strategy.

She hosts various workshops within Australia and the US on how to build an influential brand through social media and fast track your business success.

Author and publisher of No Qualifications, No Excuses and The Influential Author Samantha will show you how to increase your credibility and become an influential leader in your industry through the publication of your own book.

Samantha, along with her small team of professionals, will nurture and support you throughout your journey of becoming a published author.

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This Year's KWE Awards Sponsors


Vision is a non-profit, non-denominational, follower-funded multimedia Christian ministry dedicated to ensuring God’s Word continues to have a place in Australia’s media landscape. Featuring live and on demand Christian Radio, Australia most read daily devotional The Word for Today, Christian Prayerline and Australia Best Christian or search “Vision Christian Media” in your app store.


Samantha is passionate about bringing stories to life in the form of a printed book. Her background in radio, coaching and most recently Christian counselling gives her an added advantage in how she supports and coaches authors to unpack and write their story. 


For over 15 years, Maree has run her own coaching and consulting businesses. She founded The Deborah Business Education Hub in June 2020, the next chapter to The Deborah Conference, which she started in 2017 (Judges 5:12 Awake O Deborah, Awake. Awakening Christian Women Entrepreneurs to Shift the Course of History). 

Maree delights most in being able to champion WOMEN, especially those who for whatever reason find themselves in a marginalised and disadvantaged position, to turn their God-breathed dreams into reality. Of equal delight to Maree, is her call to advocate for the protection of CHILDREN from child abuse and neglect.  


QFirst Property Investment Group was founded in 2017 by real estate licensee Marites Idea Novis, along with her husband Francis Gerard Novis, from humble beginnings with one small real estate office in Blacktown, NSW. With QFirst’s determination, dedication and commitment to provide excellent customer service and satisfaction of home buyers and investors, it has been awarded as the “Best Real Estate Agency 2020”, and “Business Person of the Year 2020” to the founder of QFirst by the local government of Blacktown Council.


We are Vulb Media, a Digital Marketing Agency in Sydney, Australia, that believes in the power of ideas. We harness the endless possibilities of human creativity to transform seemingly ordinary stories into narratives that captivate, motivate, and elevate. Our lives re-Vulb around ideas.

Over the years, ideas have continuously built the world as we know it. From towering skyscrapers to wireless communication, almost everything we see has stemmed from the human mind. At Vulb Media, we empower brands to share their brilliant ideas with the world. We equip businesses with the creative freedom they need to communicate value to their audience.


The Ambitious Entrepreneur Podcast Network is the voice for Entrepreneurs and Small Business, featuring business experts, Thought Leaders, Disruptors, Innovators and Change Makers who are making a real impact in the world with their message.


Rise Events is your business event consultant for your conference, team meeting, celebration or gathering.

Lauren Harkness brings over 20 years experience in the event and hospitality industry and created Rise Events out of her passion for organising and bringing creative and exciting ideas to life. Rise Events is located on Ngunnawal Country and serves clients across the ACT and beyond.

Special Guest Performance by


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Shara Rose is a breath of fresh air as a performer, blending her warm, engaging vocals with lyrics that tell stories straight from the heart, inspiring people to have hope. Her contemporary guitar-driven style mixes indie-pop and country. 

Shara Rose regularly performs and shares her inspiring story through her engaging music and encourages listeners to continue to chase their dreams.

Shara Rose won over the crowds opening for the iconic UK hit songwriter Kikki Dee (performer of "I've got the Music in Me" and "Don't go breaking my Heart") on her Australia's most popular young country stars Jason Owen on his NSW John Denver tour in 2022.

Thanks to our KWE Academy Award Partners

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