Last night, we recognised Belinda Tumbers from Kellogg Aust Pty Ltd as the 2017 Telstra New South Wales Business Woman of the Year, after she also took home the Corporate and Private Award.

Belinda’s career in marketing began at an advertising agency, where she worked her way up from entry-level receptionist to account executive. Now, nearly two decades on, she is the managing director of Kellogg in Australia and New Zealand – the first female to have held the position in the company’s 90-year history down under.

Passionate about inciting cultural change, Belinda is committed to continuing WK Kellogg’s founding mission: to provide families around the world with accessible nutrition.

“I love a challenging situation and live by the motto ‘if it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you,’” Belinda said.

Belinda’s commitment to putting together a team with an equal representation of men and women has not only been responsible for influencing real cultural change, but it has also resulted in a dramatic financial turnaround for her company.

Jackie McArthur, Belinda Tumbers, Felicity Wilson, Joe Pollard
Jackie McArthur, Belinda Tumbers, Felicity Wilson, Joe Pollard

Also recognised at the 2017 Telstra New South Wales Business Women’s Award were:

  • Entrepreneur Award winner: Hana-Lia Krawchuk, Director, Love To Dream
  • For Purpose and Social Enterprise Award winner: Violet Roumeliotis, Chief Executive Officer, Settlement Services International Limited
  • Public Sector and Academia Award winner: Simone Constant, Deputy Secretary, Financial Risk Management and Transformation, NSW Treasury
  • Young Business Women’s Award winner: Gen George, Managing Director, tamme

State and Territory winners will be flown to Melbourne for the National Awards judging, culminating in a Gala Dinner on the night of Tuesday 21 November.

If you, or a brilliant business woman you know, deserve recognition, nominate today: