Inspiration for SA
CELEBRATING the success of women in business, the Telstra award finalists announced today demonstrate the way enterprising South Australians are defying the economic gloom. From Sharyn Brier heading Meals on Wheels SA, to Ulli Spranz running multi-million-dollar dairy business B-d Farm Paris Creek and young finalist Ashleigh Stilling taking a management role at Harsco Metals in the traditionally male-dominated steel industry, the finalists show that women can be leaders in any sector.
It is particularly pleasing to see the strength and diversity of finalists in the categories of Start-up and Entrepreneur. These include Dani Bieg who co-founded a recruitment company in 2013, and Tammy Edwards, who took over a Conveyancing firm and grew the business.
Tammy was nominated for the Telstra Business Women’s
Awards. After many hours of writing submissions; to
verify her accomplishments as a business owner, and
being interviewed by a panel of judges, it was evident that
she was a worthy candidate. She progressed to become a
finalist, and enjoyed the awards evening surrounded by
family and friends, celebrating her success. It was an
experience that she and her team will never forget.
The public often looks to the starts of sport and entertainment for role models to inspire young women. We should also look to women such as these finalists. They show there are multiple opportunities to build fulfilling prosperous careers for women passionate and determine to succeed in their chosen fields.