Yvette Adams is a serial entrepreneur and a multi-award winning business woman including winning the ICT Woman of the Year at the iAwards in 2013 and the Commonwealth Bank Business Owner category at the Telstra Business Womens in Queensland in 2010. She has started six businesses, has sold two, acquired one, and currently runs three – The Creative Collective – a digital marketing agency specialising in social media; The Training Collective – a digital skills training organisation, and awardshub.com – an online portal which helps people find business awards to enter.
In 2018 she was honoured in the Pearcey Hall of Fame at the Pearcey Awards which recognises individuals who have made very significant lifetime contributions to Australia’s ICT industry. In 2016 she was named as a Digital Champion by Queensland Government and in 2015 she was recognised for making a significant contribution to science and innovation in Queensland and included on the department’s Queensland Science and Innovation Champion Hall of Fame.
She served on the Australian Institute of Company Directors Sunshine Coast committee for 5 years and was a chair of the group for two of those years until February 2019. She was also on the Sunshine Coast Council’s Knowledge & Professional Services taskforce for four years, becoming the Chair in 2016 until mid 2018.
She was also the Regional Coordinator for the Stevie Awards – the world’s most prestigious business awards program for over 10 years from 2008 – 2019, promoting the awards and helping entrants from Australia & NZ to enter the awards.
Yvette is a twice published author, and is regularly called on as a media commentator and keynote speaker, facilitator and MC for events all over Asia Pacific.
She has a social media show which airs on ABC Sunshine Coast (90.3FM) every 2 weeks at 445pm on Tuesdays and has a TV show called Young Entrepreneurs which can be viewed on BizVersity an app available on Google Play or the App Store which is the equivalent of ‘Netflix for business’.