THE Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell is proud to support this year’s Outstanding Western Sydney Women Awards to be hosted on October 15, with a stellar line-up of finalists announced.
“Each and every one of the award finalists are exceptional women,” Ms Carnell said.
“They’re community leaders, entrepreneurs and tradies – and they deserve this recognition for the brilliant work they do.
“My office is honoured to get behind the awards and the efforts of Western Sydney Women, which aims to help women in the region advance their businesses and career paths and provide a network of support for each other.
“Our Small Business Counts report shows 35 percent of Australian small businesses are female-led. That has been rising steadily since the 1990s but certainly more can be done to support women in business.
“Research tell us that the most successful start-ups are created by those who have a network or mentors for support.
“That’s why organisations such as Western Sydney Women are so important in creating a critical mass of female entrepreneurial role models.
“I look forward to celebrating the achievements of these outstanding Western Sydney Women on October 15.”