Kristy Chong’s brainchild, Modibodi, has completely reinvented underwear and feminine hygiene. A stylish range that provides women with attractive, functional and environmentally friendly underwear. Following its 2014 launch, the business grew 20-fold in just eight months.
Karen Borg is the inaugural CEO of Jobs for NSW, a public sector organisation that looks to drive job creation across the state. Managing a budget of $190 million in funding and a team of 60, Karen used her experience in public and private industry to launch a 20-year vision for New South Wales, which aims to create a sustainable economy with one million new roles.
Janine Epere. After overcoming addiction, Janine created a residential life-skills program, Destiny Haven. The holistic program is designed to help women with life-controlling issues to overcome their challenges and realise their true potential.
Now in its 23rd year, the Telstra Business Women’s Awards celebrate the achievements of extraordinary business women and the contribution, support and participation of everyone in pursuit of this goal.
Telstra Business Women’s Awards Ambassador, Group Executive Media and Chief Marketing Officer, Joe Pollard, said that the New South Wales finalists are exceptional women who deserve to be celebrated.
“The role of the Telstra Business Women’s Awards is to shine a light on women’s achievements as business leaders and celebrate the positive results of inclusive leadership, which include better organisational performance, increased competitive advantage and, at a macro level, a thriving economy,” Ms Pollard said.
“The 2017 finalists have followed very different paths to business success but they have all shown determination, innovative thinking and exceptional leadership to deliver real business impact.”
Winners of the 2017 Telstra New South Wales Business Women’s Awards will be announced at a Gala Dinner in Sydney, on Friday 27 October. State and Territory category winners will be flown to Melbourne for the National Awards judging, followed by a celebration dinner on the night of Tuesday 21 November.
For information about the Awards and to purchase tickets to the Awards Gala Dinners please call 1800 817 536 between 9am and 7pm AEST Monday to Friday.
The finalists of the 2017 Telstra New South Wales Business Women’s Awards are:
Marcella Romero, Rehab Management, Sydney
Hana-Lia Krawchuk, Love To Dream, Waterloo
Natalie Chapman, gemaker, Sydney
Penny Spencer, Spencer Group of Companies, Sydney
Kristy Chong, Modibodi, Sydney
Petra Playfair, PLAYFAIR Visa and Migration Services, Sydney
For Purpose and Social Enterprise
Violet Roumeliotis, Settlement Services International Limited , Sydney
Janine Epere, Destiny Haven, Brookfield
Kellie Sloane, Life Education NSW, Colyton
Di Westaway, Wild Women On Top, Brookvale
Public Sector and Academia
Simone Constant, NSW Treasury, Sydney
Kylie Hargreaves, NSW Department of Planning and Environment, Sydney
Prof Robin Stonecash, University of Sydney, Sydney
Dr Rachna Gandhi, Service NSW, Sydney
Karen Borg, Jobs for NSW, Sydney
Corporate and Private
Allison Yeoland, Secure Parking, North Sydney
Belinda Tumbers, Kellogg Aust Pty Ltd, Sydney
Sarah Hunter, Virbac Animal Health, Sydney
Amy Brown, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sydney
Young Business Women's Award
Nicole Buskiewicz, Advoc8, Sydney
Sarah Battenally, Royal Australian Navy, Sydney
Suzi Jamil, Think Inc., Earlwood
Sara Kahlau, icare (Insurance & Care NSW), Sydney
Gen George, tamme, Sydney
Michelle Zydower, 0423 028 564
Media Reference: 113/2017