CHINCHILLA woman Lisel Dingley won this year's Downs Aspiring Young Business Women's Award last Thursday.
The prestigious Women in Business Awards recognise exceptional women making a difference across Queensland.
This initiative for women provides a platform to honour outstanding and successful businesswomen and industry achievers.
The awards encourage ambition, empower confidence and inspire new female leaders now and into the future.
Lisel Dingley was recognised for being a young businesswoman and owner of Dynamic Environment Services, providing project management services, from project conceptualisation and design of funding applications, through to delivery.
Ms Dingley, who holds a Bachelor of Science majoring in Environment and Sustainability, started her business 12 months ago, although she has scaled back recently after starting as environmental adviser with CS Energy at Kogan Creek Power Station three months ago.
Ms Dingley said most of her recent projects were for the National Landcare Program, helping land- holders implement improved land management practices.
"My own business allows me to have the capacity to support the community,” she said.
"I was quite surprised to win and hopefully it is a fantastic opportunity.”
Among the finalists and nominees for The Downs Women in Business Awards 2017 were another four Western Downs women.
Western Downs Regional Council community and liveability general manager Jodie Taylor was a finalist in The Downs Woman in Business of the Year Award.
WDRC systems analyst LIS Simone Hubner was a finalist in The Downs Aspiring Young Business Women's Award.
Miles State High School seniors Angela Krause and Marnie Leahy were nominated for The Downs Empowering Young Women's Award.
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