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2014 Telstra Business Women's Awards TAS 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 fashion designer, a telecommunications construction company, and a Royal Australian Navy officer are among the finalists.

In the running for the Business Owner Award is Dixie Emmerton, whose extensive industrial relations and human resources experience led to her creating the Centre for Tasmanian Industry in 2005. Since then, the advisory service has expanded and now helps 1100 Australian businesses with strategies to improve their competitiveness, safety and investment in people.

Also among the finalists are Hobart-based Lisa Link, whose Spacebar Gallery showcases her fashion designs and those of other local designers; and the creator of Francesca Collections jewellery, Hannah Vasicek, who sells her wares nationally.

Business women honoured from the Community and Government sector this year include Commander Stacey Porter, the Royal Australian Navy’s most senior officer in Tasmania; Donna Adams, the first woman appointed as an Assistant Commissioner of Tasmania Police; and Lindy O’Neill, CEO of UnitingCare Tasmania.

Finalists for the Business Innovation Award include Catherine Hammersley-Cave, CEO of fast-growing telecommunications construction company Comstar Systems Pty Ltd which is extending its services into Victoria; and Allison Clark, who manages the national marketing of ready-to-eat salads produced by family agribusiness Houston’s Farm near Cambridge.

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For the full list of 2014 Telstra Tasmanian Women Business Awards finalists below:
 

Business Owner Award

Dixie Emmerton, Centre for Tasmanian Industry, Bellerive 
Lisa Link, Spacebar Gallery, Hobart
Sara Redman, SRA Corporate Change, Launceston

Private and Corporate Sector Award

Tracey Allen, Liminal Studio, Hobart 
Allison Clark, Houston's Farm, Cambridge
Lynette Genders, Alison's Garden & Landscape Pty Ltd, Glenorchy
Mandy Welling, Harcourts Elite Bellerive,  Bellerive
Tracy Williams, Bendzulla Actuarial, Hobart

Community and Government Award

Donna Adams, Tasmania Police, Hobart
Gail Eaton-Briggs, TasTAFE, Hobart
Lindy O'Neill, Uniting Care, Lindisfarne
Lucy O'Flaherty, Glenview Community Services, Glenorchy
Commander Stacey Porter, Royal Australian Navy, Anglesea Barracks

Business Innovation Award

Donna Adams, Tasmania Police, Hobart
Allison Clark, Houston's Farm, Cambridge
Catherine Hammersley-Cave, Comstar Systems Pty Ltd, Hobart
Lindy O'Neill, Uniting Care, Lindisfarne
Lucy O'Flaherty, Glenview Community Services, Glenorchy
Tracy Williams, Bendzulla Actuarial, Hobart

Young Business Women’s Award

Ashlee Anderson, Hobart Friendly Care Pharmacies, Hobart
Rebecca Owens, Mizzle, Hobart
Hannah Vasicek, Francesca Collections,  Hobart
Barbara Walters, Whitelion, Launceston
Jessica Webb, Your Path to Health, Rosny Park

National awards announcement

Winners of the 2014 Telstra Tasmanian Business Women’s Awards were announced on Friday 17 October in Hobart. The Tasmanian 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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