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2014 Telstra Business Women's Awards NSW 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™

Women from a range of industry sectors, from career development to agronomy, have been named finalists in this year’s New South Wales Awards.

Among the Business Owner Award finalists is former managing director of Apple Australia and breast cancer survivor Diana Ryall AM, who launched her career development business Xplore for Success in 2002.

Women from a range of industry sectors, from career development to agronomy, have been named finalists in this year’s New South Wales Awards.

Also on the list is Justine Curtis, founder of Inspire Adventures, who has raised $14 million by staging more than 300 events for participating adventurers in places from the Kokoda Trail to Mount Kilimanjaro.

Flying the flag for regional business women are agronomist and farmer Kate O’Callaghan, who runs Southern Cotton in the Murrumbidgee Valley; and Tina Tower, CEO of tutoring business Begin Bright, from Pottsville Beach in northern NSW.

Finalists Young Business Women’s Awards category include Emma Isaacs, CEO of Business Chicks, a national community of 32,000 professional women; and 26-year-old April Long, senior manager of the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence.

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See the full list of 2014 Telstra New South Wales Business Women’s Awards finalists below:
 

Business Owner Award

Justine Curtis, Inspired Adventures, Darlinghurst
Virginia Hyland, HM Communication Group, North Sydney
Dr Denise Meyerson, Management Consultancy International, Sydney
Diana Ryall AM, Xplore for Success, Birchgrove
Liane Sayer-Roberts, Sauce Communications, Leeton

Private and Corporate Sector Award

Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz, Mirvac, Sydney
Ming Long, Investa Property Group, Sydney
Jacinta McDonell, Anytime Fitness Australia, Lane Cove
Kate O'Callaghan, Southern Cotton Pty Ltd, Whitton

Community and Government Award

Margaret Bowen, The Disability Trust, Wollongong
Floyd Larsen, Heart Research Australia, St Leonards
Christine Morgan, The Butterfly Foundation, Crows Nest
Susan Murray, Suicide Prevention Australia, Sydney
Naomi Steer, Australia for UNHCR, Sydney

Business Innovation Award

Justine Curtis, Inspired Adventures, Darlinghurst
Andrea Galloway, Evolve Housing, Parramatta
Susan Murray, Suicide Prevention Australia, Sydney

Young Business Women’s Award

Yvette Bellamy, ChangeLabs, North Sydney
Anastasia Fai, Style & Image, Sydney
Emma Isaacs, Business Chicks, Sydney
April Long, National Centre of Indigenous Excellence, Redfern
Esha Oberoi, Afea Care Services Pty Ltd, North Sydney
Tina Tower, Begin Bright, Pottsville Beach

National awards announcement

Winners of the 2014 Telstra New South Wales Business Women’s Awards were announced on Friday 24 October in Sydney. The NSW 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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