Australian Innovative Systems’ Executive Director Elena Gosse has won the Manufacturing Category at the 2009 QBR Women In Business Awards for the crucial role she has played in building the company into one of the state’s top innovative manufacturer. Joining the once small business in 1995, Russian-born Gosse succeeded in bringing her husband Kerry’s vision of using innovation to become an international market leader in domestic and commercial chlorine generators. She played the crucial role in building the company into one of the state’s most innovative manufacturer. The Women in Business Awards showcase the very best of Queensland business women by recognising their entrepreneurial strength, spirit, and business acumen. Other category winners include Karen Le Comte of Smartline Personal Mortgage Advisors for the business and financial services category. The not-for-profit award was won by Kerry Watson from Greyhounds Queensland Limited. Founder of Aussie Pooch Mobile, Christine Taylor, was honoured in the personal services category. The professional services award was won by Jano Dawes of The Prop House, which is a Brisbane-based event theming and hire business. Finally, Narelle Gill of Remax Wynnum/Manly won the property and construction award for her amazing success within real estate. The cutting edge products and services showcased at the Brisbane event highlight the entrepreneurial success of Queensland women. Featuring Labor State Member for Sunnybank, Judy Spence, and Channel Ten presenter, Lexy Hamilton-Smith, the evening cast a spotlight on the contributions women make to various industries. The courageous efforts of all 14 finalists demonstrate success is not merely based on business size, employee numbers or revenue, but drive, passion and committed teams.