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2014 Telstra Business Women's Awards ACT finalists announced

Jenna Hanson
Business and Technology Journalist

Jenna Hanson covers business news and technology for Smarter Business™

Jenna Hanson
Business and Technology Journalist

Jenna Hanson covers business news and technology for Smarter Business™

A disability activist, event management specialist and dance instructor are among the finalists in this year's Awards.

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There is ... something special about the first time a parent brings their child to the library to introduce them to stories, ideas, and language.

- Vanessa Little, Libraries ACT

Other finalists include Gail Morgan, CEO of Osteoporosis Australia; Samantha Kourtis, managing partner of Capital Chemist Charnwood; and Alison Bailey, who runs 38 classes per week as owner of her business, Dare to Dance Canberra

The Finalists for the 2014 Telstra ACT Business Women’s Awards are:
 

Business Owner Award

Mary-Anne Apps, The Apps Learning Centre, Ainslie and Weston
Tammy Garratt, TG's Hair Studio's, Fyshwick
Karen Groves, Successful Alliances, Deakin
Jillian Hart, Show Pony Events Australia Pty Ltd, Fyshwick
Riana Janse van Rensburg, Riana's Health and Skin Care Clinic, Monash
Laurie McDonald, Canberra Furnished Accommodation, Canberra City

Private and Corporate Sector Award 

Samantha Kourtis, Capital Chemist Charnwood, Charnwood
Karen Skinner, Scentre Group, Phillip
Carol Sutton, Codarra Advanced Systems Pty Ltd, Weetangera

Community and Government Award

Margo Andrae, Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation, Barton
Vanessa Little, Libraries ACT, Territory and Municipal Services Directorate, ACT Government, Lynehan
Jan Mason, Department of Finance, Canberra City
Gail Morgan, Osteoporosis Australia, Curtin
Christina Ryan, Advocacy for Inclusion, Canberra City
Amanda Thomas, Transport & Logistics Industry Skills Council, Barton

Business Innovation Award

Tammy Garratt, TG's Hair Studio's, Fyshwick
Jillian Hart, Show Pony Events Australia Pty Ltd, Fyshwick
Samantha Kourtis, Capital Chemist Charnwood, Charnwood
Amanda Thomas, Transport & Logistics Industry Skills Council, Barton

Young Business Women’s Award

Fiona Allardyce, Hamper Art, Fyshwick
Alison Bailey, Dare to Dance Canberra, Holder
Sally-Anne Clark, Australian Government, ACT, Canberra City
Jane-Rose Naylor, Jamison Flowers, Macquarie
Jennifer Wyborn, Meyer Vandenberg Lawyers, Canberra City

National Awards Announcement

Winners of the 2014 Telstra ACT Business Women’s Awards were announced on Tuesday 28 October in Canberra. The ACT winners proceed to the national finals in Melbourne on 26 November. For finalists across Australia the awards offer a chance to share in $650,000 in cash and prizes.

Be inspired by incredible Australian business women.

 For more information on the Telstra Business Women’s Awards click here.

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