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AWARDS

2021

 

2021 QUT Outstanding Alumnus (Business)

2021 QUT Outstanding Alumni Awards

Finalist - The Courier Mail Business Person of the Year

Lord Mayor's Business Awards

Finalist - CEO of the Year ($0m to $100m)

The CEO Magazine 2021 Executive of the Year Awards

Best Supplier - QLD

Swimming Pool & Spa Association of Australia (SPASA) QLD

2020

Advanced Manufacturing Category National Finalist 

Australian Technologies Competition (ATC)

Woman of the Year- Manufacturing Winner 

International Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Inductee

Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Honour Roll

Most Innovative Company of the Year with more than 10 employees 

International Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Achievement in Organisation Recovery Winner  

International Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Winner

Queensland AusMumpreneur of the Year

Queensland Sustainability Award Winner

AusMumpreneur 

Queensland Business Excellence Award Winner

AusMumpreneur 

Winner

2020 Westfield Carindale Local Hero

Marketing Campaign Category Winner 

Swimming Pool & Spa Association of Australia (SPASA) National

Sustainable Product Category Winner 

Swimming Pool & Spa Association of Australia (SPASA) National

2020 Philanthropist of the Year Finalist

Queensland Community Foundation (QCF)

National Finalist in Five Categories

2020 AusMumpreneur

2019 

Record Allstars Fundraising Champion Winner

Dancing CEOs 

Allstar Judge’s Choice Champion Award 

Dancing CEOS 

Inside Small Business Winner

Top 50 Business Leaders

Bronze Winner - Most Inspirational Y

Yawards

Scholarship Winner

Water-Tech Connection Exchange

Gold Winner

The Disruptor Awards

2018

Industry Advocacy Award Winner

Women in Industry Awards

 

Finalist 

Greater Brisbane Woman in Business of the Year

2017 
 

Innovation and Technology Award Winner

Greater Brisbane Women in Business Awards

Gold Stevie for Executive of the Year (Manufacturing)

Stevie International Business Awards

Silver Stevie for Women of the Year

Stevie International Business Awards

People's Choice Stevie Award Winner

Stevie International Business Awards
2016 

Community Awareness Champion Winner

Women's Legal Service Queensland

Finalist - Business Entrepreneur Category

Australian Small Business Champion Awards

2015

Innovation Award Winner 

SMART 100 | Anthill Online

Best Innovation Culture Winner 

BRW’s 50 Most Innovative Companies

Number 23 in BRW’s Top 50 List

BRW’s Top 50 List (more than 500 entrants)

Manufacturing Category Winner

Australian Small Business Champion Award

 

National Finalist

Ethnic Business Awards Australia

Business Person of the Year Finalist

Mayor’s Business Awards, Channel 7 

2014

Silver Stevie for Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Asia, Australia and New Zealand

Stevie Awards for Women in Business

 

Silver Stevie for Lifetime Achievement – Business

Stevie Awards for Women in Business

 

Silver Stevie for Women of the Year – Industry

Women In Business Awards

Gold Stevies for Most Innovative Company

Women in Business Awards

Honour Title Winner

100 Women of Influence Awards

Gold Stevie for Executive of the Year (Manufacturing)

Stevie International Business Awards

Entrepreneur Category Finalist

Premier's Cultural Diversity Awards

 

Business Person of the Year Finalist

Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Awards for Business

 

2012

National Finalist

Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award

2011

Nokia Business Innovation Award - Queensland Finalist

Telstra Business Women's Awards

Owner Manager of the Year Category Finalist

Management Excellence Awards - Australian Institute of Management

Multicultural Entrepreneur Award Winner

Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Entrepreneur Award 

2010

Business Pitch Winner

Australian Technology Showcase

2009

Owner Manager Category Finalist

Management Excellence Award

Manufacturing Category Winner

QBR Women in Business Awards

Woman of the Year Winner

QBR Women in Business Awards

2006 

Queensland Finalist

​Telstra Business Women's Awards

Entrepreneur of the Year Queensland Finalist

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

2005

Best Achievement Award for an Established Business Winner

Australian Businesswomen Network’s Member Awards

 

Queensland Finalist

​Telstra Business Women's Awards

PUBLICATIONS

2021 QUT Outstanding Alumnus (Business)
[ 2021 QUT Outstanding Alumni Awards ]
 

When it comes to the number of acronyms attached to her name, Elena Gosse has many of us beaten hands down and while the CEO of AIS Water is proud of every title she has, there is one which holds a special place in her heart - being a member of the QUT Alumni.

Ms Gosse, who is also an AICD Graducate, a JP and an outstandingly successful Dancing CEO fundraiser, has been named on QUT's 2021 Outstanding Alumni Awards list.

 
https://www.qut.edu.au/news?id=179139 
2020 AUSMUMPRENEUR AWARD WINNER
[ AUSMUMPRENEUR AWARDS ]
 

Elena is a rule breaker and change maker. She challenges us to think differently about what water means to us, how it is treated and our family’s health when it comes to swimming pools. She is also staunch advocate against domestic and family violence. Elena has won over 35 national and international awards including Ausmumpreneur of the Year 2020.

 
https://ausmumpreneur.com/2020-ausmumpreneur-award-winner-elena-gosse-ais-water/
AIS WATER’S ELENA GOSSE WINS THREE INTERNATIONAL STEVIE AWARDS FOR WOMEN IN BUSINESS
[ AUSTRALASIAN LEISURE MANAGEMENT ]

On 2nd October, Gosse was named the Gold winner for Woman of the Year - Manufacturing award; Gold winner for Most Innovative Company of the Year - More Than 10 Employees award and Gold winner for Achievement in Organisation Recovery award.

Published on October 6, 2020 
READ MORE: 
https://www.ausleisure.com.au/news/ais-waters-elena-gosse-wins-three-international-stevie-awards-for-women-in-business/ 
 
COMMUNITY PHILANTHROPIST  OF THE  YEAR CATEGORY 2020 QCF AWARDS 
[ AUSTRALIAN INNOVATIVE SYSTEMS ]

As a woman dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world both professionally and personally, Elena Gosse was honoured on the 7th of September 2020 to be a finalist in the 2020 Queensland Community Foundation Awards.

Published on September 8, 2020

READ MORE: 

https://aiswater.com.au/news/ais-water-ceo-elena-gosse-finalist-community-philanthropist-of-the-year-category-2020-queensland-community-foundation-awards 

FINALIST IN WESTFIELD LOCAL HEROS 
[ AUSTRALIAN INNOVATIVE SYSTEMS  ]

Elena Gosse has been named a finalist in the 2020 Westfield Local Heroes campaign as a Westfield Carindale representative. She plans on using her high profile to ensure WLSQ receives a $10,000 donation.

Published on August 25, 2020 

READ MORE :https://aiswater.com.au/news/local-hero-needs-your-vote-to-help-others 

AIS WATER WINS NATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY AWARD 
[ AUSTRALIAN INNOVATIVE SYSTEMS ]

AIS Water has scooped the pool at the 2020 National Swimming Pool & Spa Association Awards after being named the National Gold Winner today (21.8.20) in the ‘Sustainable Product’ category. 

Published on August 21, 2020

READ MORE : https://aiswater.com.au/news/ais-water-wins-national-sustainability-award

AIS WATER WINS NATIONAL MARKETING AWARD 
[ AUSTRALIAN INNOVATIVE SYSTEMS ]

AIS Water is proud to report we have won the SPASA 2020 National Award for our AIS Water – Enhancing Life marketing campaign. 

Published on August 20, 2020

READ MORE: https://aiswater.com.au/news/ais-water-wins-national-marketing-award 

FINALIST IN FIVE AUSMUMPRENEUR AWARD CATEGORIES 
[ AUSTRALIAN INNOVATIVE SYSTEMS ]

“Although our stories may not seem ‘special’ to us, they are often inspirational to others. Telling and sharing them allows us an incredible opportunity to connect authentically, to truly support each other and at the same time, provide a positive example to our children and grandchildren.”

Published on August 12, 2020

READ MORE : https://aiswater.com.au/news/ais-waters-ceo-finalist-in-five-ausmumpreneur-award-categories 

ELENA GOSSE FEATURED IN YNOT BOOK 
[ AUSTRALIAN INNOVATIVE SYSTEMS ]

AIS CEO Elena Gosse featured in YNOT book on inspirational female leaders.  See Elena on the cover and read about her incredible life story, including the defining moments that have made her the success she is today.

Published on August 11, 2020 

READ MORE: https://aiswater.com.au/news/elena-gosse-featured-in-ynot-book

AIS WATER WINS GOLD IN SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT CATEGORY  SPASA AWARDS 
[ AUSTRALIAN INNOVATIVE SYSTEMS ]

AIS Water has been named the Gold Winner in the ‘Sustainable Product’ category for its range of water-saving EcoLine and AutoChlor pool chlorinators.

Published on July 30, 2020

READ MORE: https://aiswater.com.au/news/ais-water-wins-gold-in-sustainable-product-category-spasa-awards 

AIS WATER'S 'ENHANCING LIFE' CAMPAIGN WINS STATEWIDE INDUSTRY AWARD 
[ AUSTRALIAN INNOVATIVE SYSTEMS ]

A bold campaign with richly textured images, a clear environmental sustainability message and concise delivery of information without the jargon, has seen AIS Water named the winner of a prestigious Queensland pool and spa industry marketing award.

Published on July 23, 2020

READ MORE : https://aiswater.com.au/news/ais-waters-enhancing-life-campaign-wins-statewide-industry-award

CALL FOR MORE SUPPORT FOR LOCAL MANUFACTURING 
[ INSIDE SMALL BUSINESS ]

The co-owner and CEO of AIS Water is calling for the virus to be a line in the sand. Elena Gosse, an Inside Small Business 2019 Top 50 Small Business Leader, believes this period in our history underlines the benefits of a strong local manufacturing sector.

Published on May 26, 2020

READ MORE: https://insidesmallbusiness.com.au/planning-management/call-for-more-support-for-local-manufacturing 

BRISBANE'S AIS WATER DEFIES COVID-19 TREND
[ WNA BLOG AND SPLASH MAGAZINE ]

Brisbane’s AIS Water defies COVID-19 trend and increases business by 30% while calling for more support for local manufacturing.

Published on May 20, 2020

READ MORE https://www.womensnetwork.com.au/brisbanes-ais-water-defies-covid-19-trend/ 

https://www.splashmagazine.com.au/ais-water-reports-30-per-cent-spike-in-business-despite-lockdown/ 

ELENA GOSSE ADVISES THAT PROPERLY CHLORINATED POOL WATER IS SAFE FOR SWIMMERS
[AUSTRALASIAN LEISURE MANAGEMENT]

Amid mounting concerns over the use of public space during the Coronavirus crisis, Elena Gosse has advised that swimmers can rest easy when it comes to concerns surrounding COVID-19 and swimming pool water. With COVID-19 an airborne virus which is unlikely to spread through water, Gosse emphasised that providing pool water is properly disinfected, swimming remains safe.

Published on March 12, 2020 

READ MORE : https://www.ausleisure.com.au/news/ais-waters-elena-gosse-advises-that-properly-chlorinated-pool-water-is-safe-for-swimmers/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=16th%20March&utm_content=16th%20March+CID_529169c37a8f3c271790a739319fff18&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=AIS%20Waters%20Elena%20Gosse%20advises%20that%20properly%20chlorinated%20pool%20water%20is%20safe%20for%20swimmers 

ELENA GOSSE SPEAKER AT INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY INDUSTRY EVENT
[ AUSTRALIAN INNOVATIVE SYSTEMS ]

The seminar, being held as part of International Women’s Day, will celebrate and support women wanting to grow their careers in the Swim School Industry, educate those who support women in leadership roles and address the ongoing need for work-life balance for those working in the sector.

Published on March 2, 2020

READ MORE : https://aiswater.com.au/news/ais-water-ceo-elena-gosse-speaker-at-international-womens-day-industry-event

ELENA GOSSE WILL BE GUEST SPEAKER AT THE SHELTER FOR A CAUSE EVENT 
[ SPLASH MAGAZINE ]

The luncheon in Brisbane will raise nearly $300,000 to fund the building of a shelter providing accommodation, food and protection for survivors of domestic violence in the British Virgin Islands. 

Published on January 29, 2020

READ MORE: https://www.splashmagazine.com.au/lunch-to-support-domestic-violence-victims/

ELENA GOSSE NAMED ONE OF YMAG'S TOP 10 WOMEN TO WATCH IN 2020
[ YMAG ]

Elena Gosse was born to a middle-class family as one of three children in Volgograd (former Stalingrad) in the USSR. She grew up in a culture which did not value female empowerment – and lived in an abusive family where her late father ruled the family home with violence and fear, fuelled by alcohol.

Published on January 12, 2020 

READ MORE : https://aiswater.com.au/wp-content/uploads/Pages-from-7-10-Women-to-Watch-Elena-Gosse_.pdf