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    2014 Telstra Business Women's Awards ACT finalists announced

    Jenna Hanson
    Business and Technology Journalist

    Jenna Hanson covers business news and technology for Smarter Business™

    Jenna Hanson
    Business and Technology Journalist

    Jenna Hanson covers business news and technology for Smarter Business™

    A disability activist, event management specialist and dance instructor are among the finalists in this year's Awards.

    woman in red holding gift
    There is ... something special about the first time a parent brings their child to the library to introduce them to stories, ideas, and language.

    - Vanessa Little, Libraries ACT

    Other finalists include Gail Morgan, CEO of Osteoporosis Australia; Samantha Kourtis, managing partner of Capital Chemist Charnwood; and Alison Bailey, who runs 38 classes per week as owner of her business, Dare to Dance Canberra

    The Finalists for the 2014 Telstra ACT Business Women’s Awards are:
     

    Business Owner Award

    Mary-Anne Apps, The Apps Learning Centre, Ainslie and Weston
    Tammy Garratt, TG's Hair Studio's, Fyshwick
    Karen Groves, Successful Alliances, Deakin
    Jillian Hart, Show Pony Events Australia Pty Ltd, Fyshwick
    Riana Janse van Rensburg, Riana's Health and Skin Care Clinic, Monash
    Laurie McDonald, Canberra Furnished Accommodation, Canberra City

    Private and Corporate Sector Award 

    Samantha Kourtis, Capital Chemist Charnwood, Charnwood
    Karen Skinner, Scentre Group, Phillip
    Carol Sutton, Codarra Advanced Systems Pty Ltd, Weetangera

    Community and Government Award

    Margo Andrae, Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation, Barton
    Vanessa Little, Libraries ACT, Territory and Municipal Services Directorate, ACT Government, Lynehan
    Jan Mason, Department of Finance, Canberra City
    Gail Morgan, Osteoporosis Australia, Curtin
    Christina Ryan, Advocacy for Inclusion, Canberra City
    Amanda Thomas, Transport & Logistics Industry Skills Council, Barton

    Business Innovation Award

    Tammy Garratt, TG's Hair Studio's, Fyshwick
    Jillian Hart, Show Pony Events Australia Pty Ltd, Fyshwick
    Samantha Kourtis, Capital Chemist Charnwood, Charnwood
    Amanda Thomas, Transport & Logistics Industry Skills Council, Barton

    Young Business Women’s Award

    Fiona Allardyce, Hamper Art, Fyshwick
    Alison Bailey, Dare to Dance Canberra, Holder
    Sally-Anne Clark, Australian Government, ACT, Canberra City
    Jane-Rose Naylor, Jamison Flowers, Macquarie
    Jennifer Wyborn, Meyer Vandenberg Lawyers, Canberra City

    National Awards Announcement

    Winners of the 2014 Telstra ACT Business Women’s Awards were announced on Tuesday 28 October in Canberra. The ACT winners proceed to the national finals in Melbourne on 26 November. For finalists across Australia the awards offer a chance to share in $650,000 in cash and prizes.

    Be inspired by incredible Australian business women.

     For more information on the Telstra Business Women’s Awards click here.

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