Entries Open for 2017 Telstra Business Women’s Awards!

Deadline: 15 June 2017

Entries are open for 2017 Telstra Business Women’s Awards to recognize and reward the courage, leadership and creativity of Australia’s and Asia’s most inspirational business women. The Awards empower women to take pride in their achievements and encourage them to set bold new goals for the future.

Entering the Telstra Business Women’s Awards provides the chance to pause and reflect on applicant’s achievements, evaluate applicant’s career and gain national recognition. More than that, the Awards offer unique opportunities for applicants to meet and share ideas and experiences with other successful business women.

Award Categories

The Telstra Business Women’s Awards has six categories that champion women across a broad spectrum of businesses in Australia and Asia.

The Australian Award categories are:

  • Entrepreneur Award
  • For Purpose and Social Enterprise Award
  • Public Sector and Academia Award
  • Corporate and Private Award
  • Young Business Women’s Award
  • State/Territory Awards
  • National Awards

The Asia Award category: Business Woman in Asia Award

Open to residents of Asia who are:

  • Employees in the private and corporate sectors.
  • Entrepreneurs with a 25 percent share or more, who are fully engaged and active in day-to-day running and decision-making in a business they’ve been operating for a minimum of two years.
  • Owners or employees of organisations that deliver positive social/environmental change as their core mission. Includes not for profit and social ventures.

Prizes & Benefits

As well as giving applicants the opportunity to take stock of applicant’s career achievements, and connect with other outstanding women, the Telstra Business Women’s Awards offer a number of other benefits, including:

  • Cash grants and exclusive experiences
  • The chance to capitalise on applicant’s success by displaying the Telstra Business Women’s Awards finalist or winner logo
  • Two tickets to attend applicant’s State/Territory Dinner (Australia only)
  • A framed commemorative certificate
  • For State/Territory winners outside Victoria and finalists from Asia, one return economy airfare to Melbourne, Australia for National judging, the Workshop and the Awards Gala Dinner
  • Two nights’ accommodation in Melbourne
  • Two tickets to the Awards Gala Dinner presentation ceremony in Melbourne

Eligibility Criteria

For Australian Award categories:

  • For all categories, applicants must be living in Australia as an Australian citizen or have Australian residency status
  • If entering the Entrepreneur category, applicants will have been operating applicant’s business for at least one year by 15 June 2017
  • Applicants must not be employed by Telstra, a sponsor, or direct supplier of the Telstra Business Women’s Awards
  • Telstra does not have a financial interest in applicant’s business or organisation
  • Applicants have not been involved in the judging of the Telstra Business Women’s Awards in the past three years
  • Applicants were not an Award winner in the 2015 or 2016 Telstra Business Women’s Awards
  • Applicants must be aged 29 years or younger as at 15 June 2017, to be automatically entered into the Young Business Women’s Award

For Award in Asia category: 

  • Applicants must be a resident of Asia
  • Applicants are not employed by Telstra, a sponsor, or direct supplier of the Telstra Business Women’s Awards
  • Telstra does not have a financial interest in applicant’s business or organisation
  • Applicants have not been involved in the judging of the Telstra Business Women’s Awards in the past three years
  • Applicants were not an Award winner in the 2015 or 2016 Telstra Business Women’s Awards

How to Apply

Once nominated, to officially be part of the Awards program, nominees need to submit a completed online entry form via given website.

Eligible Countries: Australia, Brunei, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macau SAR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

For more information, please visit Telstra Business Woman’s Award.

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