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Nov
27
2014

Simply the best

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Last night we crowned the 20th Telstra Business Woman of the year: Anne Cross the CEO of UnitingCare Queensland.

The Telstra Business Women’s Awards promote gender diversity in business, by recognising and celebrating the very best business women from across Australia.

As a shining example, this year’s overall winner, Anne Cross, a former social worker and champion of the not-for-profit sector, has reshaped the way healthcare, community and aged-care services are delivered to hundreds of communities across Queensland every day.

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Nov
26
2014

Winning MOFILM in NYC with Bruny Island Cheese Company

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For a large part, being a filmmaker is full of uncertainty.

You shoot blindly in a creative direction and hope more than anything that someone out there enjoys what you create.

This happens to be just one of the many reasons that winning the Telstra MOFILM competition is so special. It’s one of those rare moments that reassures you that you’re on the right path; that perhaps you do have some talent after all.

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Nov
23
2014

Domestic violence: a survivor’s story

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Telstra is launching a new program in partnership with the Women’s Services Network (WESNET) to provide women impacted by domestic violence with access to a new smartphone, pre-paid credit and information on the safe use of technology.

“Trudy”, a domestic violence survivor, shares her experience of domestic violence and the importance of having access to safe and secure communications to remain connected with family, friends and essential services.

I was young when I first met my partner and I was quite swept off my feet. We got married after a short courtship and had a couple of children early on. There were warning signs that I really should have picked up on, but I didn’t acknowledge the signs until after I had children and his personality became more controlling. His manner and his behaviour was a lot stronger.

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Nov
21
2014

Teenage Dream: Katy Perry visits Loreto Toorak

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When Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak students Emma, Gillian, Lauren and Claudia heard that Telstra Thanks was giving Australian schools the opportunity to win a visit from Katy Perry, they leapt into action to create a video showcasing what makes their school special, unique and inspirational.

The school’s video was personally selected by Katy herself from hundreds of entries across the country, and the international superstar dropped into the school last week to meet with students ahead of her Melbourne concert dates on her Prismatic World Tour.

More than 1,000 students filled the school oval where Emma, Gillian, Lauren and Claudia performed a song for Katy, and the percussion group also performed her hit ‘Roar’.

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Nov
20
2014

Revolutions start with a ripple

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It’s been one year since I was a finalist at the National Telstra Business Women’s Awards, and I’m so excited for the next group of amazing business women to attend the event, which I must say was one of the most incredible nights of my life.

The Telstra Business Women’s Awards turned 20 this year, and in the lead up to the national finals in Melbourne next Wednesday, the 2014 finalists were surveyed to find out their views on what it means to be a business woman in Australia today.

The survey shows that there are two key issues facing women in business: firstly, it is getting more women into senior leadership roles; and secondly, the issue of pay equity.

A staggering 39 per cent of leading business women surveyed believed they have encountered a pay gap compared with a male doing the same job.

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