Eligibility


To be eligible to enter the 2017 Telstra Business Women's Awards, an entrant must meet set criteria.

For Australian Award categories:

  • For all categories, entrants must be living in Australia as an Australian citizen or have Australian residency status
  • If entering the Entrepreneur category, they will have been operating their business for at least one year by 15 June 2017
  • They are not employed by Telstra, a sponsor, or direct supplier of the Telstra Business Women's Awards
  • Telstra does not have a financial interest in their business or organisation
  • They have not been involved in the judging of the Telstra Business Women’s Awards in the past five years
  • They were not an Award winner in the 2015 or 2016 Telstra Business Women’s Awards
  • They are aged 29 years or younger by 15 June 2017, to be automatically entered into the Young Business Women's Award

For Award in Asia category:  

  • Entrants must be a resident of Asia (see list of eligible countries in Terms and Conditions)
  • They are not employed by Telstra, a sponsor, or direct supplier of the Telstra Business Women's Awards
  • Telstra does not have a financial interest in their business or organisation
  • They have not been involved in the judging of the Telstra Business Women’s Awards in the past five years
  • They were not an Award winner in the 2015 or 2016 Telstra Business Women’s Awards

Qualities that potential Award winners share:

The Judges look for qualities in each entrant that reflect the values of the Awards; qualities including:

  • a compelling vision that shapes what they do
  • excellent leadership
  • overcoming adversity with determination and creative problem solving
  • championing the skills of relationship building and negotiation in business
  • mentoring others to succeed
  • giving back to their community
  • challenging the notion that there is only one way of doing things