Now in their 22nd year of continued recognition and support of business women in Australia, 2016 marks the launch of a new category to recognise business women in Asia. Entries for the Telstra Business Women’s Awards are now open.
The new Telstra Business Woman in Asia Award will be the sixth Awards category, alongside Entrepreneur, For Purpose and Social Enterprise, Public Sector and Academia, Corporate and Private, and the Young Business Women’s Award.
Kate McKenzie, Telstra Chief Operations Officer and Telstra Business Women’s Awards Ambassador, said the new category is a reflection of Telstra’s growing presence in the Asia-Pacific region and will provide finalists and winners from Australia and across the Asian region the opportunity to expand their networks and build valuable relationships.
“The Asia-Pacific region is an economic powerhouse and presents great growth opportunities for Australian businesses. In addition to celebrating brilliant women, this new Award will offer our Awards Alumni the opportunity to foster valuable connections with business women in Asia and develop a greater understanding of how they are succeeding in this dynamic environment.”
The 2015 Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year, Captain Mona Shindy, said the Awards provide an opportunity for nominees to reflect on their achievements, set bold goals for greater success and join a vibrant Alumni community of like-minded women.
“The Awards bring together a diverse range of talented and accomplished women from across many fields. It continues to be a privilege for me to be among such a superb group of supportive, highly-driven, wise and inspirational women,” Captain Shindy said.
“With the new Telstra Business Woman in Asia Award, the Australian Alumni will also have the opportunity to be enriched by the know-how of exceptional women who have achieved success in the fast growing Asian region.”
To be eligible for the Telstra Business Woman in Asia Award, nominees must work in the corporate or private sectors and reside in Asia. The presentation of the Award will take place at the National Awards dinner in Melbourne in November.
Entries for the 2016 Telstra Business Women’s Awards close at midnight AEDT on Monday 20th June 2016.
Nominations for the Telstra Business Women’s Awards are open at https://www.telstrabusinesswomensawards.com/nominate/