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State Member for Wallsend, Ms Sonia Hornery MP, is encouraging the Wallsend community to celebrate the achievements of exceptional business women in the area by nominating them for the 2017 Telstra Business Women’s Awards.

The Telstra Business Women’s Awards, now in its 23rd year, seeks to raise the profile of women in business by recognising and rewarding their courage, leadership and creativity.

Anyone can nominate a business woman they admire up until Thursday 15 June 2017 across five Award categories:

  • Entrepreneur Award – open to owners with a 25 percent share or more in a business they’ve been operating for a minimum of one year.
  • For Purpose and Social Enterprise Award – open to owners or employees that deliver positive social/environmental change as their core mission.
  • Public Sector and Academia Award – open to employees of government departments, educational institutions and statutory bodie
  • Corporate and Private Award – open to employees in the private and corporate sectors, including leaders and owners with less than 25 percent share in a business.
  • Young Business Women’s Award – Entrants in any of the qualifying categories who are aged 29 years or under as at 15 June 2017, are automatically eligible for this category.

To nominate or enter go to https://www.telstrabusinesswomensawards.com/nominate/ or call the Telstra Business Women’s Awards on 1800 817 536 for further information.

Quotes attributable to Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery

“There are many business women in the Wallsend area who come from a diverse range of working backgrounds and are trailblazing in their industries.”

 “These awards champion these women, ensuring their achievements become part of the national conversation.”

 “I urge everyone in our community to stand behind the business women of the Wallsend area by nominating them for the 2017 Telstra Business Women’s Awards as a way to show our support and encourage other women to follow in their footsteps.”