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    2014 Telstra Business Women's Awards TAS 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 fashion designer, a telecommunications construction company, and a Royal Australian Navy officer are among the finalists.

    In the running for the Business Owner Award is Dixie Emmerton, whose extensive industrial relations and human resources experience led to her creating the Centre for Tasmanian Industry in 2005. Since then, the advisory service has expanded and now helps 1100 Australian businesses with strategies to improve their competitiveness, safety and investment in people.

    Also among the finalists are Hobart-based Lisa Link, whose Spacebar Gallery showcases her fashion designs and those of other local designers; and the creator of Francesca Collections jewellery, Hannah Vasicek, who sells her wares nationally.

    Business women honoured from the Community and Government sector this year include Commander Stacey Porter, the Royal Australian Navy’s most senior officer in Tasmania; Donna Adams, the first woman appointed as an Assistant Commissioner of Tasmania Police; and Lindy O’Neill, CEO of UnitingCare Tasmania.

    Finalists for the Business Innovation Award include Catherine Hammersley-Cave, CEO of fast-growing telecommunications construction company Comstar Systems Pty Ltd which is extending its services into Victoria; and Allison Clark, who manages the national marketing of ready-to-eat salads produced by family agribusiness Houston’s Farm near Cambridge.

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    For the full list of 2014 Telstra Tasmanian Women Business Awards finalists below:
     

    Business Owner Award

    Dixie Emmerton, Centre for Tasmanian Industry, Bellerive 
    Lisa Link, Spacebar Gallery, Hobart
    Sara Redman, SRA Corporate Change, Launceston

    Private and Corporate Sector Award

    Tracey Allen, Liminal Studio, Hobart 
    Allison Clark, Houston's Farm, Cambridge
    Lynette Genders, Alison's Garden & Landscape Pty Ltd, Glenorchy
    Mandy Welling, Harcourts Elite Bellerive,  Bellerive
    Tracy Williams, Bendzulla Actuarial, Hobart

    Community and Government Award

    Donna Adams, Tasmania Police, Hobart
    Gail Eaton-Briggs, TasTAFE, Hobart
    Lindy O'Neill, Uniting Care, Lindisfarne
    Lucy O'Flaherty, Glenview Community Services, Glenorchy
    Commander Stacey Porter, Royal Australian Navy, Anglesea Barracks

    Business Innovation Award

    Donna Adams, Tasmania Police, Hobart
    Allison Clark, Houston's Farm, Cambridge
    Catherine Hammersley-Cave, Comstar Systems Pty Ltd, Hobart
    Lindy O'Neill, Uniting Care, Lindisfarne
    Lucy O'Flaherty, Glenview Community Services, Glenorchy
    Tracy Williams, Bendzulla Actuarial, Hobart

    Young Business Women’s Award

    Ashlee Anderson, Hobart Friendly Care Pharmacies, Hobart
    Rebecca Owens, Mizzle, Hobart
    Hannah Vasicek, Francesca Collections,  Hobart
    Barbara Walters, Whitelion, Launceston
    Jessica Webb, Your Path to Health, Rosny Park

    National awards announcement

    Winners of the 2014 Telstra Tasmanian Business Women’s Awards were announced on Friday 17 October in Hobart. The Tasmanian 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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