Minister for Women
Notice of Motion – Telstra Business Women’s Awards 2016
26 October, 2016

Madam Speaker, I give notice that on tomorrow I shall move that this House notes that:

(1)         The 2016 Telstra Tasmanian Business Women’s Awards were held on Tuesday 25 October 2016.

(2)         The Telstra Tasmanian Business Women’s Awards is a wonderful opportunity to recognise the many Tasmanian women who are excelling in business, government and across their communities.  This is the 22nd year of the Awards, making it the longest standing national business awards program for women in Australia.

(3)         The Award Winners were:

2016 Telstra Tasmanian Business Woman of the Year – Bernadette Black – CEO Brave Foundation who also won the For Purpose and Social Enterprise Award.

Entrepreneur Award – Dr Kirsten Connan, Tasmanian Obstetrics & Gynaecology Specialists

Public Sector & Academia – Penny Terry, ABC Northern Tasmania

Corporate & Private Award – Alicia Leis, WLF Accounting and Advisory

Young Business Women’s Award – Melody Towns, Be Hers.

(4)         These Tasmanian women can be very proud of their achievements but also of the positive example they set for other Tasmanian women. They are exemplary role models for women in our community, especially our young women.

(5)         I congratulate Bernadette Black and all of the Tasmanian Telstra Business Women Award nominees, finalists and category winners, and wish them all the very best for the national finals on 16 November.