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Telstra NSW Business Women’s Awards a feast for breakfast boss

Telstra Business Women Awards

Posted on October 28, 2017

2 min read

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:

telstrabusinesswomensawards.com/nominate/

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Avocado Pioneer, Jennifer Franceschi, announced 2017 Telstra Western Australian Business Woman of the Year

Telstra Business Women Awards

Posted on October 26, 2017

2 min read

I’m pleased to announce Jennifer Franceschi, from Fresh Produce Alliance, was last night named the 2017 Telstra Western Australian Business Woman of the Year, after also taking home the Corporate and Private Award.

Jennifer has been immersed in the avocado industry ever since she took on her first summer job, working in her family’s commercial orchard.

More recently in 2016, Jennifer founded a processing facility, Fresh Produce Alliance, alongside her husband and two other growers.

The business champions a sustainable agriculture ecosystem and uses innovative technology such as high-pressure processing and individual quick-freeze to produce “naturally healthy, delicious, real food that people love.”

Jennifer’s career in the avocado industry spans four decades, and has seen her open her own orchard, become involved with the state association and industry board for avocado growers, and launch an avocado packing facility.

“As a pioneer of our industry in WA, I believe the contribution I have made over many years has made a real difference to the people I represent,” she said.

Jennifer stands out as a genuine, authentic, country business woman with a world class vision. She lives to create a sustainable future through intergenerational farming, sustainable working, long-term job opportunities and reduced agricultural wastage.

Julie Adams, Jennifer Franceschi, Simone McGurk and Janet Barnes.
Julie Adams, Jennifer Franceschi, Simone McGurk and Janet Barnes.

Also recognised at the 2017 Telstra Western Australian Business Women’s Award were:

  • Entrepreneur Award winner: Dr Anh Nguyen, Director/Owner, Dr Anh Plastic Surgeon Medispa & Wellness Clinic
  • For Purpose and Social Enterprise winner: Jahna Cedar, Executive Officer, Gumala Aboriginal Corporation
  • Public Sector and Academia Award winner: Michelle Fyfe, Assistant Commissioner, State Crime Portfolio, Western Australia Police Force
  • Young Business Women’s Award winner: Maitri Patel, Founder and Creative Director, Bolly Active

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:

telstrabusinesswomensawards.com/nominate/

 

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Property entrepreneur, Karinda Gill, takes top prize as 2017 Telstra Northern Territory Business Woman of the Year

Telstra Business Women Awards

Posted on October 24, 2017

2 min read

Congratulations to Karinda Gill from Abode New Homes, who was named the 2017 Telstra Northern Territory Business Woman of the Year, last Friday, after also being announced as the Entrepreneur Award winner.

As director of four companies, shareholder of two others and the business manager for one more, Karinda is a serial entrepreneur who has spent the last few years building a $50 million empire.

Her primary business, Abode New Homes, is a residential construction company focused on helping first-time buyers succeed within the property market.

With a constant eye on innovation, Karinda set up Abode New Homes with a clear vision:

“Improving the industry, setting benchmarks and sustaining our community well into the future is an important part of our company culture,” she said.

Karinda’s mission to educate others about property and money management demonstrates a clear ambition to make a positive contribution to her community.

Nicole Walsh, Karlene Dagg, Karinda Gill, Erica Gibson and Carley Scott
Nicole Walsh, Karlene Dagg, Karinda Gill, Erica Gibson and Carley Scott

Also recognised at the 2017 Telstra Northern Territory Business Women’s Award were:

  • For Purpose and Social Enterprise winner: Carley Scott, CEO, Developing East Arnhem
  • Public Sector and Academia Award winner: Erica Gibson, Sergeant, Northern Territory Police
  • Corporate and Private Award winner: Nicole Walsh, Marketing Manager, Yeperenye
  • Young Business Women’s Award winner: Karlene Dagg, Owner, HK Holistic Health Klub

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:

telstrabusinesswomensawards.com/nominate/

 

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Budgeting guru, Tammy Barton, is named 2017 Telstra South Australian Business Woman of the Year

Telstra Business Women Awards

Posted on October 18, 2017

2 min read

I’d like to congratulate Tammy Barton, founder and director of MyBudget, who last night was named the 2017 Telstra South Australian Business Woman of the Year, after also receiving the Entrepreneur Award.

Tammy started the financial services firm in 1999, after witnessing the devastating impact that debt can have on people’s lives.

Since then, as a result of Tammy’s unwavering commitment to improving financial literacy in the wider community, MyBudget has become one of Australia’s leading financial services companies. Today, the business provides customised money strategies to 20,000 active clients.

Tammy says the values she shares with the 250 staff employed for the business are central to MyBudget’s success.

“By building the business around the values of caring, making a difference and promoting financial responsibility, I’ve grown an organisation of like-minded people united by MyBudget’s cause,” she said.

Tammy is disrupting the financial services sector, by focusing on making a difference to people’s lives rather than selling products. Her goal has always been first and foremost to eliminate financial stress in the community. MyBudget is a company solving real problems for real people.

Elly Griffin, Zoe Bettison MP, Tammy Barton and Professor Leah Bromfield
Elly Griffin, Zoe Bettison MP, Tammy Barton and Professor Leah Bromfield

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

  • For Purpose and Social Enterprise Award winner: Elaine Bensted, Chief Executive, Zoos South Australia
  • Public Sector and Academia Award winner: Professor Leah Bromfield, Co-Director, The Australian Centre for Child Protection, University of South Australia
  • Corporate and Private Award winner: Elly Griffin, Operations and Human Resources Manager, SILK Laser Clinics

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:

telstrabusinesswomensawards.com/nominate/

 

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Toni Moate from the CSIRO, is named 2017 Telstra Tasmanian Business Woman of the Year

Telstra Business Women Awards

Posted on October 14, 2017

2 min read

I’m pleased to say, marine research leader Toni Moate, from the CSIRO, was last night named 2017 Telstra Tasmanian Business Woman of the Year, after also receiving the Public Sector and Academia Award.

Toni, who joined the CSIRO in 1991 as a project officer, is now director of National Collections and Marine Infrastructure, overseeing research activities for one of Australia’s largest natural assets – the ocean.

One of Toni’s major projects has been leading the design, build and commissioning process for Australia’s only blue-water research ship, The Investigator, to map Australia’s oceans.

At the time, this was the single biggest contract the CSIRO had signed since its inception (excluding property). The vessel is now available for use by the international marine research community.

“Research infrastructure is critical to inspiring people to solve world problems for years to come. This is not a short-term legacy – we are supporting scientists to explore ecosystems that will deliver solutions for hundreds of years,” Toni said.

Toni’s strategic thinking directly contributed to the success of the biggest infrastructure project ever undertaken by the CSIRO. Through values-driven communication, Toni has also empowered others to make their own positive impact on the organisation.

Jules Scarlett (Telstra), Jacquie Petrusma MP, Toni Moate, Bernadette Black (2016 Telstra TAS Business Woman of the Year)
Jules Scarlett (Telstra), Jacquie Petrusma MP, Toni Moate, Bernadette Black (2016 Telstra TAS Business Woman of the Year)

Also recognised at the 2017 Telstra Tasmanian Business Women’s Award were:

  • Entrepreneur Award winner: Alison Flakemore, Director, Alison’s Garden & Landscape
  • For Purpose and Social Enterprise Award winner: Janine Arnold, CEO, Carers Tasmania
  • Corporate and Private Award winner: Camille O’Meara, General Manager, Business Services, Stornoway Maintenance
  • Young Business Women’s Award winner: Dr Jessica Manuela, Practice Owner, Dental Surgeon and Director, Dental South

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:

telstrabusinesswomensawards.com/nominate/

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