Partners of the Awards

Vanessa Nolan-Woods
Vanessa Nolan-Woods
General Manager Schools & Not for Profit

Commonwealth Bank: Women in Focus

We thrive when others are brilliant.

As passionate advocates of supporting women in business, CommBank’s Women in Focus are proud to partner with the Telstra Business Women’s Awards, Australia's longest running and most esteemed women's award program. Now in its twenty-third year, the Awards are about more than simply recognising and rewarding the courage, leadership and creativity of Australia’s most brilliant business women – they play a critical role in raising the profile of women in business. The Telstra Business Women’s Awards does an exceptional job in celebrating these brilliant women.

Building a thriving business takes more than just a good idea, it takes a team that shares your vision of success. Women in Focus creates powerful experiences that enable women to thrive in business. We support the financial wellbeing of women in business through our events program, our digital channels and connecting women with the insights and expertise of CommBank.

We invite you to join the Women in Focus community at and let’s continue to celebrate the success of brilliant women.

Nicole Sheffield
Nicole Sheffield
CEO - News Life Media

NewsCorp Australia

The Telstra Business Women's Awards shine a light on the diversity, motivation and innovation of inspirational business women across the country.

At News Corp Australia we encourage a culture of equality and one that supports an expansive and fair workplace where success is reliant on skill rather than gender, and where opportunity exists for those who seek it.

Almost 15 million Australians (CHK) consume our products which gives News a unique opportunity to provide engaging stories, positive messages and support programs such as these Awards.

Through our journalism – across print, web, mobile and tablet – we celebrate and profile the achievements of smart, successful business women, including the impressive list of alumni that have been honoured by these Awards.

These are women who deserve the recognition they have achieved and who look beyond themselves by fostering and encouraging younger women to follow in their footsteps.

They are the best and the brightest, and News are once again proud to be an Official Partner of such an inspirational and important program.