Hall of Fame

Tall Poppy Life Members

The red poppy flower is the recognisable symbol of the Hastings Business Women's Network. In the HBWN tall poppies are celebrated, not cut down. We encourage our members to be proud of and promote their success in all fields, at all levels.

Tall Poppy Life Membership Awards are presented to members who have excelled, not only in their business success, but also in their support of others, particularly women.

These are women who take the time to mentor others and are a living, breathing example of the HBWN's vision, ethics and core objectives.

Hastings Business Women's Network

Michelle Vassallo

Hastings Business Women's Network

Anne Kocass

Hastings Business Women's Network

Kellie Mills

Hastings Business Women's Network

Sue Carson

Hastings Business Women's Network

Glenda Hamilton

Hastings Business Women's Network

Helen Ross

Hastings Business Women's Network

Peta Simmons

Hastings Business Women's Network

Di Edgerley

Hastings Business Women's Network

Caron Dyball

Hastings Business Women's Network

Debbie Moore

Hastings Business Women's Network

Ann-Maree Crowe

Hastings Business Women's Network

Sue Reid

Hastings Business Women's Network

Kelly Lamb

Hastings Business Women's Network

Barbara Smith

Hastings Business Women's Network

Robyn Flanagan

Hastings Business Women's Network

Loris Hendy

Hastings Heroines

The HBWN and Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams MP, celebrate International Women's Day each year by recognising some of our region's unsung heroines.

The Hastings Heroines awards honour inspirational women who have made significant contributions in our local community. These women include:

2012 Hastings Heroines

Hastings Business Womens Network

Dominica Roebuck

Hastings Business Womens Network

Janice Downes

Lesley Tierney

Hastings Business Womens Network

Lorraine Chambers

Hastings Business Womens Network

Sheila Openshaw

2013 Hastings Heroines

Hastings Business Womens Network

Barbara Smith

Hastings Business Womens Network

Kylie Dowse

Hastings Business Womens Network

Lynn Lelean

Hastings Business Womens Network

Marie Winter

Hastings Business Womens Network

Maureen Cooke

2014 Hastings Heroines

Hastings Business Womens Network

Janette Hyde

Hastings Business Womens Network

Beverly Buckridge

2015 Hastings Heroines

Hastings Business Womens Network

Janine Buesnel

2016 Hastings Heroines

Genna Johnson

RHONDA RADLEY

ALEX GLEN HOLMES

2017 Hastings Heroines

Read more about our 2017 Hastings Heroines Award Winners and nominees here
Hastings Business Womens Network

Tanya Simmons

Hastings Business Womens Network

Caitlyn Howard

2018 Hastings Heroines

Read more about our 2018 Hastings Heroines Award Winners and nominees here
Hastings Business Womens Network

Sue Jogever

Hastings Business Womens Network

Jess Denham

2019 Hastings Heroines

Read more about our 2019 Hastings Heroines Award Winners and nominees here

Jody Gleeson

Janice Eldridge

Xanthia Hughes YHH

Woman in Business

HBWN is pleased to the major sponsor of the Greater Port Macquarie Business Awards Woman in Business Category. This award honours women who have owned their own business (or co-owned) for at least 12 months and who have fostered growth and development in their business while contributing to the local community. Images: Courtesy of Lindsay Moller

Hastings Business Womens Network

WIB 2017

Jane Hillsdon

Hastings Business Womens Network

WIB 2015

Tanya Simmons

Hastings Business Womens Network

WIB 2016

Jane Hillsdon

Hastings Business Womens Network

WIB 2017

Ashley Sargeson

Hastings Business Womens Network

WIB 2018

Ashley Sargeson

Hastings Business Womens Network

WIB 2019

Stacey Morgan