Yvette Adams is a serial entrepreneur having started 5 businesses from scratch, the first a newspaper when she was just 17, and two of which she has since sold. She is the founder and owner of The Creative Collective, a creative services and training agency and new online start-up, awardshub.com.
Her level of expertise has been recognised by several Government departments and has seen The Creative Collective win multiple tenders on behalf of organisations such as AusIndustry, Sunshine Coast Council and DEEDI.
A multi-award winning business woman she has won the ICT Woman of the Year at the iAwards - Australia’s most prestigious national IT awards, the Commonwealth Bank Business Owner of the Year at the Telstra Business Women's Awards, Queensland in 2010 against 4200 applicants and more, among others.
She has consulted hundreds of businesses in New Zealand, the UK and Australia on their online strategies and built many websites and assisted business owners to commercialise their products and business ideas.
She is regularly called on by the media as a spokesperson and for commentary, and writes regular columns on topics related to social media, technology, trends and digital training for the APN group, Marketing Magazine, Yahoo7’s Mouths of Mums and a blog that was a finalist in Telstra’s Smarter Business Ideas magazine Top 25 Small Business Bloggers competition in 2013.
In 2014 she will be publishing her new book No Kidding! Why our kids know more about technology than us and what we ca do about it.
Yvette has been awarded the following:
2013 Winner of ICT Woman of the Year at the National iAwards
2012 Winner of Entrepreneurial Award at the Women in Technology Awards
2012 Winner of Employer of Choice Award at the Women in Technology Awards
2010 Winner of Home Based Business of the Year at the Marketing & Communications Executives International Awards
2010 Winner of Creative & Knowledge Based Industries Category - Large Business - Sunshine Coast Business Excellence Awards
2010 Winner of Commonwealth Bank Business Owner of the Year Category - Telstra Business Women Awards