Judging criteria


Telstra Business Women's Awards entrants follow very different paths to find business success. The judging criteria give the Judges a point of reference to assess the entrants' unique qualities and whether they have Award potential.

The Judges are looking for business women who have:

  • Delivered real business impact
  • Tackled business problems and obstacles with determination and creativity
  • Applied innovative thinking to push boundaries and do things differently
  • Used self-belief to rise above adversity and reach their goals
  • Consistently demonstrated exceptional and progressive leadership
  • Displayed sound financial management and acumen
  • Mentored and inspired others striving for success
  • Used their success to give back to their community

The Judges first look for this information in the online entry form and later when they interview shortlisted entrants. It's important entrants use every opportunity to promote their skills and achievements wholeheartedly and with plenty of detail.