Bunbury business women are being encouraged to showcase their achievements, leadership and creativity as entries open for the 2017 Telstra Western Australian Business Women’s Awards.
Now in their 23rd year, the Awards champion women from diverse industries, ensuring their local success stories become part of the national conversation.
Telstra’s Group Executive and Awards Ambassador, Ms Joe Pollard, said the Awards offer a valuable opportunity to recognise the efforts and talents of outstanding business women operating in the Bunbury region.
“The Telstra Business Women’s Awards exist because exceptional business women deserve to be celebrated,” she said.
“Every year we see extraordinary business women challenging the status quo across all industries and from throughout Australia.
“For more than two decades Telstra has fostered and crafted a platform to recognise and celebrate the success of these dynamic business women and now is the time to stand up and be recognised.”
Bunbury Geographe Chamber of Commerce and Industry CEO Ray Philp agreed saying the Awards provided a wonderful opportunity for the community to spotlight the leadership and creativity of local business women.
“I would urge our community to get behind our local business women and either nominate them for the awards or encourage them to enter the awards program,” he said.
“It’s important to showcase the achievements that business women make to our community and I commend Telstra for its continuing support of this very worthwhile initiative.”
2016 Telstra Western Australian Business Woman of the Year, Julie Adams, Founder of chemo@home, encourages women to back themselves by self-nominating.
“Celebrating women’s successes helps to change societal opinions around the quantity and quality of women’s achievements.
“It is important for women to be proud and speak about all that they have achieved, both at home and in their careers,” she says.
A survey of Telstra Business Women’s Awards Alumni shows that fewer than 20 per cent of finalists self-nominate, compared to 40 per cent of male and female finalists in the Telstra Business Awards.
Participation in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards starts with a nomination. Nominees then submit a completed online entry form. Entries close on 15 June.
To nominate yourself or an inspiring business woman you know, visit: telstrabusinesswomensawards.com/nominate