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Save the dates for your Awards journey

Nominating yourself or someone else for the Telstra Business Women's Awards is easy. Once your nomination is in, we'll ask you to submit an online entry form to officially be in the running. Then, some of Australia's leading business experts will start getting to know you. They'll select the most outstanding finalists, and that's when the action really happens.

Not sure where to start? Here's a step-by-step breakdown of the Awards program, to help you get prepared for a career-defining experience.

Key dates

  • 1/4
    Thursday 27 September

    Entries open

    Already been nominated for the 2019 Awards? Congratulations! Get ready to complete your entry and show our Judges what sets you apart.

  • 2/4
    Thursday 08 November

    2019 Nominations Closed

    Nominations for the 2019 program have now closed. The 2020 Telstra Business Women's Awards nominations are now open.

  • 3/4
    Wednesday 14 November

    Entries closed

    Entries for the 2019 Telstra Business Women's Awards are now closed.

  • 4/4
    Thursday 15 November

    Judging begins

    Our panel of expert Judges will get together to start their deliberations, examine the entries and learn as much as possible about the women we'll celebrate for doing business differently.

Sample Questions


Wondering what you'll be asked during your Awards entry? To help you craft the best possible answers, explore some sample questions below.

Business Overview

  • What’s the purpose of your business or organisation? What do you do and why does it matter?
  • How do you see technology changing your organisation in the next two years?

Vision & Strategy

  • Why is your business relevant today and how will you be relevant in five years' time?
  • What strategies do you employ to ensure the long-term financial viability of your business?

Personal Impact

  • What is the most significant change you’ve brought about in business and what has been the impact?
  • How do you approach challenges in your business?

Financial Impact

  • What are your current fiscal responsibilities?
  • Tell us about a cost saving or revenue generating initiative you led or were involved in?

Social Impact

  • In the last year, what have you done to increase the accurate perception of your company as being ethical and honest?
  • How do you personally make a positive difference in society?

Economic Impact

  • What impact does your organisation have on the economy?
  • How do you measure this?


  • How would you describe your communication style?
  • How do you inspire people when you don’t have good news to share?

Inspiring Others

  • How do you reflect your personal values in your leadership style?
  • What’s been the greatest test of your leadership and how did you overcome it?

Diversity & Inclusion

  • What are your views on diversity and inclusion?
  • How do you actively encourage diversity of thought in your organisation?

Track Record & Adaptability

  • How has your employment and education history set you up for success?
  • What’s your proudest achievement in the last five years, and why?

Alumni tip

The Awards give you an opportunity to really reflect on what you’ve implemented in the business that’s made really valuable change.

Hana-Lia Krawchuk, Love To Dream, 2017 Telstra Australian Entrepreneur Award Winner