Taking out the prestigious Gold Coast Woman in Business of the Year 2018 honour is an experienced business leader with a breadth of operational and strategic management experience, product development and export experience, Cheryl Stewart, co-founder of Morlife. The functional food company started as a home business and is now a recognesed company both in Australia and internationally.

Women in Business Awards Executive Director Karen Phillips praised Cheryl’s fearless tenacity to forge forth in such a competitive and changing market gaining a solid global share in the sector. “Judges were highly impressed with her leadership style and ability to maximise the brand’s market share in both the Australian and global markets,” Ms Phillips said. “Our Gold Coast winner has exhibited extraordinary leadership, determination and the agility required to assist lead and develop a global business. Cheryl is a passionate advocate for women’ s leadership, and epitomises everything the awards program represents.”

Under Cheryl’s stewardship, the company boasts more than 200 different naturopathic formulated product lines across the functional food category, including its much loved product Alkalising Greens. The products can be found in major supermarkets and health food stores throughout Australia. Morlife now exports to 15 countries and growing.

The announcement of all the winners was made at the gala awards sixth anniversary luncheon at Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre attended by more than 300 guests including The Honorable Karen Andrews MP Minister for Industry, Science and Technology and Women in Business Awards Ambassador, Assistant Minister for Tourism Meaghan Scanlon along with Deputy Mayor Cr Donna Gates, Mayoress Ruth Tate, councillors, members of Parliament, city leaders and past award winners.  The Women in Business Awards program was launched on the Gold Coast in 2013 which now operate right across Queensland.

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