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Australia's business achievers


The Telstra Business Women's Awards Alumni

Your journey in the Telstra Business Women's Awards continues long after the trophies are handed out. By becoming an Awards finalist, you'll join a one-of-a-kind network with the most influential individuals in business today – and the rising stars of tomorrow.

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Celebrating 25 years of progress.

From the women who've led the way in male-dominated industries, to the ones helping other women be heard, we're celebrating their achievements with a thank you from the rest of us.

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Meet our Alumni

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Telstra Judge
ACT
Capital Chemist Wanniassa
Elise Apolloni

“So many amazing things have happened since the award! I have accepted the opportunity to become a partner in another pharmacy as a mentor partner which is very exciting, our pharmacy continues to innovate and grow, and develop new female leaders too.”

Telstra Judge
NT
Abode New Homes
Karinda Gill

“The award has provided me with a whole new learning journey that has extended me to a new level.”

Telstra Judge
VIC
The Social Science
Michelle Gallaher

"Winning the award opened doors that I never knew existed - professional, personal and winning my community. It propelled me into conversations and networks that have been extraordinary, dramatically changing the way I saw myself and clarifying the value that I bring to clients and to my businesses."

Telstra Judge
WA
Fresh Produce Alliance
Jennifer Franceschi

“I have totally changed what I do and have started another business. The awards gave me the additional confidence to back myself, to do what is important to me and not to be held back by people who lack vison and drive. It has also driven me to work with more women and to find ways to empower them, to take their place.”

Telstra Judge
NSW
Settlement Services International Limited
Violet Roumeliotis

“Winning the award has had a significant impact in terms of bringing SSI’s work to the attention of audiences outside the Not for Profit (NFP) sector; to other women in business; to the corporate world and the general public.”

Telstra Judge
TAS
CSIRO
Toni Moate

"Winning the Award raised my profile – both internal and external to my organisation. It provided a platform for me to speak out on issues about which I feel passionate – at the same time making me think seriously about where I thought I could most make a difference."

Alumni news

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Success Stories
Success Stories
Unfiltered Conversations: Creating people-first places

In our first feature in this new series, join Telstra Business Women’s Award Judge and founder of Forward Thinking Design, Vanessa Cullen, and 2019 Telstra Victorian Business Woman of the Year and CEO of Lotus Doors, Liz Jones.

Success Stories
Success Stories
Unfiltered Conversations: Happiness, resilience and work-life balance for mental and physical health

In this feature, join Telstra Business Women’s Award Judge and founder of Carman’s Fine Food, Carolyn Creswell, and 2019 Telstra Queensland Business Woman of the Year and CEO of NewDirection Care, Natasha Chadwick.

Success Stories
Success Stories
Unfiltered Conversations: Transforming business/operations and how things have always been done

In this feature, join Telstra Business Women’s Award Judge and former CMO of oOh!media, Michaela Chan, and 2019 Telstra Northern Territory Business Woman of the Year and Principal Senior Research Fellow within the Child Health Division of the Menzies School of Health Research, Professor Amanda Leach.

Success Stories
Success Stories
Unfiltered Conversations: The sometimes lonely path of being a trailblazer for women

In this feature, join 2003 Telstra Business Woman of the Year and Non-Executive Director of Super Retail Group, Launa Inman, and 2019 Telstra Western Australian Business Woman of the Year and Dealer Principal and Managing Director of Avon Valley Toyota, Leonie Knipe.

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Success Stories
Unfiltered Conversations: Striking out on your own, despite criticism

In this feature, join Tracey Spicer AM, multiple Walkley Award winning author, journalist and broadcaster, and Daphne Crowhurst, 2019 South Australian Business Woman of the Year and Managing Director of Crowies Paints.

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Success Stories
Unfiltered Conversations: Daring to work differently and carving an authentic career path as women

In this feature, join Sadhana Smiles, CEO of Property Management for Harcourts International, and River Paul, 2019 Australian Capital Territory Telstra Business Woman of the Year, and Chief Economist and Statistician of the Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA).

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Success Stories
Unfiltered Conversations: The truths of working across male and female-dominated industries

In this feature, join Violet Roumeliotis, CEO of Settlement Services International , and Lee Shearer, 2019 New South Wales Business Woman of the Year.