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MyBudget founder named 2017 Telstra South Australian Business Woman of the Year

Smarter Staff
Smarter Writer

This article has been written by the Smarter Business™ Staff Writers

Smarter Staff
Smarter Writer

This article has been written by the Smarter Business™ Staff Writers

Tammy Barton, founder and director of MyBudget, has been named the 2017 Telstra South Australian Business Woman of the Year, after also receiving the Entrepreneur Award.

Mrs Barton started the financial services firm in 1999, after witnessing the devastating impact that debt can have on people’s lives.

Image shows Tammy Barton at the 2017 Telstra South Australian Business Woman of the Year Awards. Tammy Barton is the 2017 Telstra South Australian Business Woman of the Year.

Since then, as a result of Mrs Barton’s unwavering commitment to improving financial literacy in the wider community, MyBudget has become one of Australia’s leading financial services companies. Today, the business provides customised money strategies to 20,000 active clients. 

Mrs Barton says the values she shares with the 250 staff employed for the business are central to MyBudget’s success.

“By building the business around the values of caring, making a difference and promoting financial responsibility, I’ve grown an organisation of like-minded people united by MyBudget’s cause,” she said.

Also recognised at the 2017 Telstra South Australian Business Women’s Award were: 

• For Purpose and Social Enterprise Award winner: Elaine Bensted, Chief Executive, Zoos South Australia, in Adelaide
• Public Sector and Academia Award winner: Professor Leah Bromfield, Co-Director, The Australian Centre for Child Protection, University of South Australia, in Adelaide
• Corporate and Private Award winner: Elly Griffin, Operations and Human Resources Manager, SILK Laser Clinics, in Adelaide

Joe Pollard, Telstra Business Women’s Awards Ambassador, Group Executive Media and Chief Marketing Officer, said that all the South Australian winners are extraordinary business women whose achievements deserve to be recognised.

“Mrs Barton is disrupting the financial services sector, by focusing on making a difference to people's lives rather than selling products. Her goal has always been first and foremost to eliminate financial stress in the community. MyBudget is a company solving real problems for real people.”

The Telstra Business Women’s Awards shine a light on women’s achievements as business leaders. They celebrate the positive results of inclusive leadership, such as better organisational performance, increased competitive advantage and, at a macro level, a thriving economy.

State and Territory winners will be flown to Melbourne for the National Awards judging, culminating in a Gala Dinner on the night of Tuesday 21 November 2017.

Nominations for the Telstra Business Women’s Awards are open year-round.
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