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New business awards honour women entrepreneurs

06 April 2016

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Solid financial advice and support for the funding to scale a business up is critical to business success. It is most effectively built through networking and relationships and access to information. There are a number of women-in-business networking groups and opportunities, such as Ruby and Westpac’s Women Markets, through which to begin the process. Ruby provides women in business with access to successful entrepreneurs and business people as well as information and access to solid financial advice and the experiences of others in business.

There are also some great award programs that support and honour Australian women in business, including The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of influence and The Australian Women’s Weekly and CPA Australia Women in Business Awards.

Begun in 2015 the AWW and CPA awards focus on honouring enterprising businesswomen in Australia, today, and are now in their second year. They offer women owned businesses the chance to win financial, mentoring and marketing opportunities to take their business initiative to the next level.

The awards are open until April 14, 2016 (enter here). Five finalists will receive one-on-one mentoring sessions with well-known business heads, while the ultimate winner will receive $10,000 cash and Bauer Media Trade Credits to the value of $25,000. Two highly commended entrants will also receive $5000 each and Bauer Media Trade credits to the value of $15,000 to advertise their business in any Bauer Media title.

Mentoring is being provided by CPA Australia Chief Executive Alex Malley, Chair of Australian Super Heather Ridout, Network Ten and Nova Director Siobhan McKenna, fashion designer Sacha Drake, Minister of Small Business Kelly O’Dwyer and Journalist, Author and TV presenter Sarah Wilson.

To be counted among the amazing business women we have in Australia, enter now.

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