Growth Customer Experience Productivity Business IQ Trends Success Stories Tech Solutions Subscribe Tech Enquiry
Success Stories

Telstra NSW Business Women’s Awards a feast for breakfast boss

Smarter Staff
Smarter Writer

This article has been written by the Smarter Business™ Staff Writers

Smarter Staff
Smarter Writer

This article has been written by the Smarter Business™ Staff Writers

Belinda Tumbers from Kellogg Aust Pty Ltd was has been named the 2017 Telstra New South Wales Business Woman of the Year, after also taking home the Corporate and Private Award.

Mrs Tumbers’ career in marketing began at an advertising agency, where she worked her way up from entry-level receptionist to account executive. Now, nearly two decades on, she is the managing director of Kellogg in Australia and New Zealand – the first female to have held the position in the company’s 90-year history down under. 

Belinda Tumbers with her 2017 Telstra New South Wales Business Woman of the Year Award. Belinda Tumbers is the 2017 Telstra New South Wales Australian Business Woman of the Year.

Passionate about inciting cultural change, Mrs Tumbers is committed to continuing WK Kellogg’s founding mission: to provide families around the world with accessible nutrition.

“I love a challenging situation and live by the motto ‘if it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you,’” Mrs Tumbers said.

Also recognised at the 2017 Telstra New South Wales Business Women’s Award were: 

  • Entrepreneur Award winner: Hana-Lia Krawchuk, Director, Love To Dream 
  • For Purpose and Social Enterprise Award winner: Violet Roumeliotis, Chief Executive Officer, Settlement Services International Limited
  • Public Sector and Academia Award winner: Simone Constant, Deputy Secretary, Financial Risk Management and Transformation, NSW Treasury
  • Young Business Women’s Award winner: Gen George, Managing Director, tamme

Joe Pollard, Telstra Business Women’s Awards Ambassador, Group Executive Media and Chief Marketing Officer, said that all the New South Wales winners are extraordinary business women whose achievements deserve to be recognised.

“Mrs Tumbers’ commitment to putting together a team with an equal representation of men and women has not only been responsible for influencing real cultural change, but it has also resulted in a dramatic financial turnaround for her company. She has taken Kellogg Aust from loss to profit in two short years,” Ms Pollard said.

The Telstra Business Women’s Awards shine a light on women’s achievements as business leaders and celebrate the positive results of inclusive leadership, such as better organisational performance, increased competitive advantage and, at a macro level, a thriving economy. 

State and Territory winners will be flown to Melbourne for the National Awards judging, culminating in a Gala Dinner on the night of Tuesday 21 November 2017.

Nominations for the Telstra Business Women’s Awards are open year-round.
Nominate now

Indigenous community members participate in a BIG hART project.
Success Stories
Success Stories
The power of hART

2018 Tasmanian of the Year Scott Rankin developed an innovative community-based arts model combining creativity with social justice. He tells Lachlan Colquhoun how he’s using i...

Andrea Mason laughing while standing behind a Telstra Business Women’s Awards podium.
Success Stories
Success Stories
Share Your Story to Inspire Others with Your Achievements

For Andrea Mason, sharing her wealth of knowledge and specialised experience within remote Aboriginal communities allowed for new opportunities and positive reflection. A formi...

Belinda Tumbers holding her Telstra Business Women’s Award in 2017.
Success Stories
Success Stories
Driving Diversity in the Workplace

“Businesses need to have females who are strong role models to mentor other women coming through,” says Belinda Tumbers, managing director of Kellogg’s Australia and New Zealan...

Envato Co- Founder Cyan Ta’eed accepting her 2015 Telstra Business Women Award
Success Stories
Success Stories
To Achieve Success Be Prepared to Fail

Refusing to be discouraged by her previous failed business attempts, Ta’eed instead learned from them. As a result, the former Telstra Business Women’s Awards winner and co-fou...