This award is proudly presented to the honoree by the Brainz Magazine Selection Committee, in recognition for their creative and innovative ideas, adaptability in business, or for their contributions to sustainability and mental health projects.



Annette Densham

Chief Storyteller



Selection Committee

With a gypsy as a mother, multi award winning PR specialist Annette Densham, sought refuge in stories as her family moved constantly in the first 10 years of life. The books in the library became her best friends and she immersed in tales of courageous heroes, incredible adventures and seeking knowledge about the world.
It was no surprise when she chose to go into journalism, the perfect career for her inquisitive and curious mind. After decades of writing from major print publications and online magazines on topics from business and computers to seniors’ issues and forklifts, she moved into corporate comms. It was here she honed her storytelling skills to encompass all types of content, weaving words that moved people to tears, to give generously to worthy causes and to educate, empower and inspire.
When faced with the loss of her cushy corporate role in a ‘financial restructure’; she ventured out into entrepreneur land, eager to use her 30 plus years in media and corporate comms to help people in small business. Working in public relations, she found a passion for small business, helping equip, educate and encourage businesses to use their stories to promote what they do across multiple channels.
Annette’s considered the go to for all things business storytelling, award submission writing and assisting business leaders establish themselves as authorities in their field. She has shared her insights into storytelling, media and business across Australia. UK and US speaking for Professional Speakers Association, Stevie Awards, chambers of commerce, Women’s Network Australia, Queensland Government and many more.
Winner of 2020, 2019 and 2018 Grand Stevie Award for Women in Business, gold Stevie International Business Award winner for her work in PR and a finalist in Australian Small Business Champion awards, Annette audaciously challenges anyone in small business to cast aside modesty, embrace their genius and share their stories.



© 2021 Brainz Magazine. All Rights Reserved.