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Accelerating Women winners announced for 2022 Telstra Best ofBusiness Awards

Accelerating Women winners announced for 2022 Telstra Best of Business Awards

Telstra has this week announced the inaugural Accelerating Women state winners of the 2022 Telstra Best of Business Awards, celebrating and recognising small and medium sized businesses moving Australia forward.

Winners include She’s A Crowd - making cities safer for women, She’s A Crowd collects and maps crowdsourced data about women’s unsafe experiences, to address unsafe areas in city planning and support closing the gender data gap. Its work helps inform policy development that aims to prevent gender-based violence.

Female led luxury bridal brand, Grace Loves Lace - founded in 2010 by Megan Ziems, Grace Loves Lace has championed diversity and inclusivity in the bridalwear industry, allowing it to shift the perspective on traditional bridal dressing by creating unique and personalised gowns for women to feel more comfortable, confident and empowered in.

House Inspect Australia - while operating as a one stop house inspection business known for customer focused results in building and pest inspection, a core focus of House Inspect Australia has been addressing the gender gap and being a champion for women in the industries they operate in.

Chris and Filipa Bellette, the husband and wife power couple behind Chris and Filly Functional Medicine - on a mission to help end burnout, one parent at a time, its virtual and Australia–wide health practice provides holistic healing for parents struggling with energy, mood and gut issues. Its ongoing support to mothers has seen it empower countless women in their journey to achieve personal and professional goals in strong health.

Business Station - focused on founders from regional areas, women-led, and people from ethnically diverse backgrounds, Business Station works with Australian entrepreneurs to bridge the skills gap needed to build better businesses. Its peer to peer learning opportunities and work with local councils strives to support the elevation of female-led businesses.

Intuitive employee experience platform, Circle In - founded by two women, Jodi Geddes and Kate Pollard, Circle In provides a personalised platform to help businesses support working parents and carers across every stage of parenthood, by giving employees and managers access to workflows, guides for conversations, and a community of likeminded people.

Colin Anstie’s creative communications and change management consultancy, RD Consulting Australia for its impressive family friendly work environment which ensures its expert team of consultants feel safe and supported, and empowered to further excel in their careers.

Telstra Consumer and Small Business Group Executive, Michael Ackland said the winners of the 2022 Telstra Best of Business Awards were outstanding examples of small and medium sized businesses whose ingenuity and resilience has led them to thrive amid such testing times. “Each business is an inspiration in its own right, and it is a privilege to be able to celebrate the incredible impact these winners have had on the customers and communities they serve,” Mr Ackland said.

The full list of the 2022 Telstra Best of Business Accelerating Women Award winners are:

NSW Award winner, She’s A Crowd

She's a crowd Business Accelerating Women Award

WA Award winner, Business Station

Telstra Business Awards Business Station

VIC Award winner, Circle In

Telstra Accelerating Women Circle In

QLD Award winner, Grace Loves Lace

Grace Loves Lace Telstra Business Awards

TAS Award winner, Chris & Filly Functional Medicine

Chris and Filly Functional Medicine

ACT Award winner, RD Consulting Australia

Telstra Business Awards RD Consulting

SA Award winner, House Inspect Australia

House Inspect Telstra Business Awards


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