2017 Telstra Western Australian Business Woman of the Year
On Tuesday 24th October we had the pleasure of being invited to attend the 2017 Telstra Western Australian Business Women Awards at Crown. The Telstra Business Women’s Awards shine a light on women’s achievements as business leaders and Western Australia has an abundance of inspirational, driven and impactful women.
Jennifer Franceschi, from Fresh Produce Alliance in Manjimup, was named the 2017 Telstra Western Australian Business Woman of the Year, after also taking home the Corporate and Private Award. Mrs Franceschi founded a processing facility, Fresh Produce Alliance, alongside her husband and two other growers that champions a sustainable agriculture ecosystem. Using innovative technology, such as high-pressure processing and individual quick freeze, it produces “naturally healthy, delicious, real food that people love”. Mrs Franceschi has been immersed in the avocado industry for over 4 decades.
The winners of the 2017 Telstra Western Australian Business Women’s Award were:
- Entrepreneur Award winner: Dr Anh Nguyen, Director/Owner, Dr Anh Plastic Surgeon Medispa & Wellness Clinic, in Perth
- For Purpose and Social Enterprise winner: Jahna Cedar, Executive Officer, Gumala Aboriginal Corporation, in East Perth
- Public Sector and Academia Award winner: Michelle Fyfe, Assistant Commissioner, State Crime Portfolio, Western Australia Police Force, in Perth
- Young Business Women’s Award winner: Maitri Patel, Founder and Creative Director, Bolly Active, in Victoria Park
Nominations for the Telstra Business Women’s Awards are open year-round. Nominate yourself or someone who inspires you.