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On October 24 in Sydney a woman at the pinnacle of Australia’s property industry was named the 2014 Telstra New South Wales Business Woman of the Year.

Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz, CEO and managing director of Mirvac Group, was named the 20th New South Wales Business Women Award winner. 

With 25 years in the property industry, working in Australia, Europe, Asia and the US, Susan manages a diverse portfolio of assets in the office, retail, industrial and residential sectors.

Susan also won the Telstra Private and Corporate Sector Award with the Awards judges noting her resilience and acknowledged the way she inspires the property giant’s 1200-strong team.

“Along the way, I've had some important mentors who have invested in me, taken a risk, held up the mirror for me and guided me. In all business relationships, I strive to listen, to create mutually beneficial outcomes and to communicate with clarity,” says Susan. 

Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz, CEO and managing director of Mirvac Group, speaking at the NSW Business Women's Award dinner

Other winners include Justine Curtis, founder of Inspired Adventures, a fundraising agency that has raised $14 million in its 10 year history; Margaret Bowen, CEO of The Disability Trust in Wollongong, a social justice organisation that offers a range of care and advocacy for vulnerable people; Andrea Galloway, CEO of not-for-profit Evolve Housing, identifying housing and managing properties for those living with a disability; and Tina Tower, founder of tutoring business, Begin Bright, ensuring children up to 12 years have the best start for school.

Kate McKenzie, Telstra chief operations officer and Telstra Business Women’s Awards ambassador, said: “As I reflect on the achievements of the amazing women that have won these Awards over the past 20 years, I am confident that the 2014 New South Wales winners will continue to inspire the next generation to be courageous, confident and innovative.”

In all business relationships, I strive to listen, to create mutually beneficial outcomes and to communicate with clarity.

- Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz, Telstra Business Woman of the Year

Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2014 Telstra New South Wales Business Women’s Awards:

2014 Telstra New South Wales Business Woman of the Year

Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz, Mirvac, Sydney

Business Owner Award

Justine Curtis, Inspired Adventures, Darlinghurst 

Private and Corporate Sector Award

Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz, Mirvac, Sydney

Community and Government Award

Margaret Bowen, The Disability Trust, Wollongong

Business Innovation Award

Andrea Galloway, Evolve Housing, Parramatta

Young Business Women’s Award

Tina Tower, Begin Bright, Pottsville Beach.

The NSW winners proceed to the national finals in Melbourne on 26 November. Finalists and winners across Australia 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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