The Australian Businesswomen’s Network (ABN) has launched its annual Businesswomen’s Hall of Fame, which recognises the achievements of 18 Aussie female entrepreneurs from industries as diverse as fashion, fitness, manufacturing, travel and agriculture.
For 17 years the ABN Hall of Fame has honoured female trailblazers in their industries while highlighting their business journeys to inspire up-and-coming female entrepreneurs on their path to success.
“The ABN Hall of Fame is designed to inspire Australian women with stories of entrepreneurial success and notable achievements from stand out female business owners,” ABN CEO Suzi Dafnis said. “The aim is to shine a light on female entrepreneurs, a group that is underrepresented by other awards programs.
“The women were chosen as Hall of Fame recipients because of their exemplary achievements and because they are shining examples for women who have started or are looking to start their own business.”
The selection of the 2015 ABN Hall of Fame inductees - which includes none other than Abigail Forsyth (pictured above), the cover star from the recent February 2015 print issue of My Business - is a diverse cross-section of established and emerging business owners and champions of the not-for-profit sector. The 2015 ABN Hall of Fame inductees include:
• Abigail Forsyth, KeepCup - VIC
• Audette Exel, Adara Group - NSW
• Barb de Corti, ENJO - WA
• Camilla Franks, Camilla - NSW
• Cathie Reid, Epic Pharmacy - QLD
• Jean Madden, Street Swags - QLD
• Juliette Wright, GIVIT - QLD
• Kate Morris, Adore Beauty - VIC
• Kate Weiss, Table of Plenty - VIC
• Louise Olsen, Dinosaur Designs - NSW
• Mia Freedman, Mamamia - VIC
• Michelle Bridges, Michelle Bridges - NSW
• Narelle Anderson, Envirobank - NSW
• Natalie Archer, Bendelta – NSW
• Penny Spencer, Spencer Travel - NSW
• Pip Job, Little River Landcare Group Inc. - NSW
• Ulli Spranz, B.-d. Farm Paris Creek - SA
• Vanya Cullen, Cullen Wines - WA
The 2015 inductees join over 180 other women the ABN has previously recognised as outstanding female business leaders, including the likes of Maggie Beer, Liz Davenport, June Dally-Watkins, Collette Dinnigan, Lisa Curry, Naomi Simson, Lisa McGuigan, Janine Allis, Kristina Karlsson and Lorna Jane.
To read more about the 2015 ABN Hall of Fame inductees, visit http://www.abn.org.au/businesswomens-hall-of-fame/about.
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