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  • 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 pioneer in the growth of sustainable design, the head of Mission Australia’s community services delivery and a PR company manager are among the finalists for the 2014 Telstra Business Women’s Awards.

    For their role in the economic development of Northern Territory business, Irish-born Sandra Howlin, a project manager with construction engineering company IrwinConsult and local pioneer in the growth of environmentally sustainable design, and Lisa Collis, who is responsible for quality and compliance management at work placement training organisation GTNT (Group Training Northern Territory) were listed among the finalists. 

    Suzanne Kendrick, who spent three decades in the NT Police Force before moving to head Mission Australia’s community services delivery last year, is a finalist in the Community and Government Award along with former airline executive Jillian Ritherdon who now leads service programs for disadvantaged youth and families as executive director of YWCA of Darwin.

    Young business women recognised this year include PR company manager Natalie Bell, who is also president of Business and Professional Women Darwin, and occupational therapist Shannon Hallatt, who launched OT for Kids NT to provide services to help children with learning disorders.

    As a partner of the Telstra Business Women’s Awards, Vanessa Nolan-Woods, general manager of Commonwealth Bank’s Women in Focus network, said they are proud of their partnership with the Telstra Awards.

    woman in street holding sign
    For 20 years, the Telstra Business Women’s Awards have provided a high-profile platform that celebrates the achievements of successful women. The Awards create positive role models for other aspiring women.

     - Vanessa Nolan-Woods, Focus Network

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

    Business Owner Award

    Debby Bell, Ella Baché Fannie Bay, Fannie Bay
    Katie Crane, Encore Pilates, Coconut Grove
    Cathryn Doney, Darwin Holiday Apartments, Darwin City

    Private and Corporate Sector Award

    Julie Crisp, Deloitte, Darwin
    Sandra Howlin, Irwinconsult Pty Ltd, Darwin

    Private and Corporate Sector Award

    Julie Crisp, Deloitte, Darwin

    Sandra Howlin, Irwinconsult Pty Ltd, Darwin

     

    Community and Government Award

    Suzanne Kendrick, Mission Australia, Palmerston

    Jillian Ritherdon, YWCA of Darwin Inc., Darwin

     

    Business Innovation Award

    Lisa Collis, GTNT, Darwin

    Julie Crisp, Deloitte, Darwin

    Cathryn Doney, Darwin Holiday Apartments, Darwin

    Sandra Howlin, Irwinconsult Pty Ltd, Darwin

    Suzanne Kendrick, Mission Australia, Palmerston

    Jillian Ritherdon, YWCA of Darwin Inc., Darwin

     

    Young Business Women’s Award

    Natalie Bell, Associated Advertising & Promotions Pty Ltd, Darwin

    Lisa Collis, GTNT, Darwin

    Shannon Hallatt, OT for Kids NT, Darwin

    Private and Corporate Sector Award

    Julie Crisp, Deloitte, Darwin

    Sandra Howlin, Irwinconsult Pty Ltd, Darwin

     

    Community and Government Award

    Suzanne Kendrick, Mission Australia, Palmerston

    Jillian Ritherdon, YWCA of Darwin Inc., Darwin

     

    Business Innovation Award

    Lisa Collis, GTNT, Darwin

    Julie Crisp, Deloitte, Darwin

    Cathryn Doney, Darwin Holiday Apartments, Darwin

    Sandra Howlin, Irwinconsult Pty Ltd, Darwin

    Suzanne Kendrick, Mission Australia, Palmerston

    Jillian Ritherdon, YWCA of Darwin Inc., Darwin

     

    Young Business Women’s Award

    Natalie Bell, Associated Advertising & Promotions Pty Ltd, Darwin

    Lisa Collis, GTNT, Darwin

    Shannon Hallatt, OT for Kids NT, Darwin

    Community and Government Award

    Suzanne Kendrick, Mission Australia, Palmerston
    Jillian Ritherdon, YWCA of Darwin Inc., Darwin

    Business Innovation Award

    Lisa Collis, GTNT, Darwin
    Julie Crisp, Deloitte, Darwin
    Cathryn Doney, Darwin Holiday Apartments, Darwin
    Sandra Howlin, Irwinconsult Pty Ltd, Darwin
    Suzanne Kendrick, Mission Australia, Palmerston
    Jillian Ritherdon, YWCA of Darwin Inc., Darwin

    Business Innovation Award

    Lisa Collis, GTNT, Darwin

    Julie Crisp, Deloitte, Darwin

    Cathryn Doney, Darwin Holiday Apartments, Darwin

    Sandra Howlin, Irwinconsult Pty Ltd, Darwin

    Suzanne Kendrick, Mission Australia, Palmerston

    Jillian Ritherdon, YWCA of Darwin Inc., Darwin

     

    Young Business Women’s Award

    Natalie Bell, Associated Advertising & Promotions Pty Ltd, Darwin

    Lisa Collis, GTNT, Darwin

    Shannon Hallatt, OT for Kids NT, Darwin

    Business Innovation Award

    Lisa Collis, GTNT, Darwin

    Julie Crisp, Deloitte, Darwin

    Cathryn Doney, Darwin Holiday Apartments, Darwin

    Sandra Howlin, Irwinconsult Pty Ltd, Darwin

    Suzanne Kendrick, Mission Australia, Palmerston

    Jillian Ritherdon, YWCA of Darwin Inc., Darwin

     

    Young Business Women’s Award

    Natalie Bell, Associated Advertising & Promotions Pty Ltd, Darwin

    Lisa Collis, GTNT, Darwin

    Shannon Hallatt, OT for Kids NT, Darwin

    Young Business Women’s Award

    Natalie Bell, Associated Advertising & Promotions Pty Ltd, Darwin
    Lisa Collis, GTNT, Darwin
    Shannon Hallatt, OT for Kids NT, Darwin

    National awards announcement

    Winners of the 2014 Telstra Northern Territory Business Women’s Awards were announced on Friday 3 October in Darwin. The Territory 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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