The 2016 winners were: Berenice Pembleton

Berenice Pembleton

Community Leadership Award winner sponsored by Think Money

A Sunshine Coast Speech Pathologist since 1979 and Acting Director at the Children’s Therapy Centre, Berenice has raised funds and worked tirelessly to provide a place for local children with disabilities to improve their communication skills. Susan Stanley
Susan Stanley

Community Volunteer Award winner sponsored by White’s IGA

Serving as a volunteer in the field of disability sport for 22 years, Sue was recognised as the 2013 Sunshine Coast Sports Volunteer of the Year and a Finalist in the Queensland Sport Volunteer of the Year. Bertha Jansen
Bertha Jansen

Carer Award winner sponsored by Sundale

At age 91, Bertha has cared for her severely disabled son for over 35 years and she also cared for her husband with dementia for two years.  Bertha was instrumental in the establishment of the Graceville Centre in Nambour to support people with mental health illness from 1969-1976. Brigette Seymour
Brigette Seymour

Young Leader Award Winner sponsored by Suncoast Christian College

A passionate advocate for females and youth within surf lifesaving and an active member of Alexandra Headland Surf Lifesaving Club for 15 years, Brigette is involved in all facets of the club as patrol captain, female liaison officer and cadet officer. The 2017 awards will be held at Lake Kawana Community Centre on Friday, 3 March. Nominate an inspiring woman you know at www.fionasimpson.com.au. Book for the Gala Awards Dinner at inspireconnect.com.au/sunshine-coast-inspiring-women-awards. For more information call 5406 7100.]]>