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Queensland Telstra Women’s Business Awards 2008

November 24, 2008

Queensland Telstra Women’s Business Awards 2008 - Design House, Graphic Design, Website Design, Printing, Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Fraser Coast, Bundaberg, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Townsville, Cairns, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin, Hobart, CanberraOn Tuesday the 18th of November I attended a luncheon at the Sofitel in Brisbane for the Queensland Telstra Women’s Business Awards as I was a finalist for the PricewaterhouseCoopers Young Business Women’s Award.

It was amazing to be in a room with 500 of the most powerful business women in Queensland. Labor State MP Margaret Keech, Minister for Women was present standing in for Premier Anna Bligh. It was also lovely to catch up with Anne Fulwood who was MCing the event again.

Professor Paula Barrett, Director of Pathways Health and Research Centre, was named the 2008 Telstra Queensland Business Woman of the Year. I had the pleasure of conversing with Paula the night before, she is a very motivated and inspirational woman;

Paula’s Queensland-based international consultancy-based clinic was founded in 2003, and provides resilience and life-skills programs to families and school communities. With a focus on coping with anxiety, depression, and stressful situations, Pathways Health and Research Centre’s internationally recognised programs provide a range of life-enhancing services for everyone from children to adults.

Half way through the presentations I had to go on stage to receive my Finalist Award, it’s all very nerve racking as you don’t know if you may make have to make a victory speech. Unfortunately I didn’t win this year but looked very glamorous thanks to the assistance of one of my clients. Julies Mobile Hair Salon services the Caboolture and Brisbane areas and comes to you, so it was fantastic to have my hair styled and makeup applied in the motel before the function.

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Queensland Telstra Business Awards 2008

September 13, 2008

Queensland Telstra Business Awards 2008 - Design House, Graphic Design, Website Design, Printing, Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Fraser Coast, Bundaberg, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Townsville, Cairns, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin, Hobart, Canberra

Wow what a big night was had at the ballroom of the Sofitel in Brisbane for the Queensland 2008 Telstra Business Awards. Design House Fraser Coast was one of the 28 finalists out of over 4,500 applications statewide. Our host was Anne Fulwood and we were a Finalist in the Palm Micro-Business Award for businesses with five employees or fewer. We were first onstage for the evening to receive our Finalist Award.

Then the overall winner was announced and unfortunately we were unsuccessful this time but were extremely honoured just to be a Finalist and among all the other elite businesses and Finalists in the room.

A big ‘Congratulations’ to Mumentum who won the category and the two other finalists hottie.com.au and River City Cruises.
I’m glad our category was announced first as I could then relax and enjoy the evening knowing I didn’t have to do a speech in front of 500 people! The food was delicious, the drinks flowed and the conversation lively and interesting. Afterwards I spoke with Anne Fulwood about her Media Consultancy Company and Lote Tuqiri who was staying at the Sofitel to play football today (Wallabies Vs the All Blacks) Go the Wallabies!

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