Global philanthropist takes out Telstra NSW Business Woman of the Year Awards
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Five businesswomen, including a globally impacting philanthropist, took out the top honours at the 2012 Telstra NSW Business Awards at a ceremony in Sydney yesterday
New Zealand-born Audette Exel, founder of the globally-operating ISIS Group which manages million-dollar deals for big business and gives away millions to the poor of Nepal and Uganda, was been named the 2012 Telstra NSW Business Woman of the Year
The state's other winners were Cynthia Whelan, CEO and the first woman to head Barclay Bank's Australian operations, Lee de Winton, a Defence Force commander, Liesl Capper, the CEO of artificial intelligence-based robotics provider MyCyberTwin and Naomi Barber, a Disability Services Australia manager who leads a 2000-strong team.
The Awards, first established in 1995, are designed to help connect businesswomen to each other and the wider network.
Telstra's group MD for innovation Kate McKenzie acknowledged the NSW winners as inspirational business women and leaders in their fields. "They have displayed amazing innovation in their business or community that influences and motivates others and their achievements are quite frankly a cause for celebration," she said.
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