You have been invited to nominate for the 2014 WAtoday.com.au Entrepreneur & Innovator Awards! Please click here to begin the nomination process (free to nominate).
You may choose to enter one of the following categories:
Curtin Growth Entrepreneur Award
Telstra Innovator Award
Young Entrepreneur Award
In addition, all nominees may also choose to enter our newest category:
People’s Choice Award
BEST OF LUCK! We look forward to receiving your nomination.
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Hunger is not just the desire for food, but a yearning that seeks for a basic requirement needed to survive. A craving that people in Australia who live in low economic households, struggle to satisfy.
As Western Australia’s largest hunger relief organisation, Foodbank WA concerns itself with this social issue faced by nearly a quarter of Australians that include the homeless, aged, poverty stricken and working poor. With an average of 55,000 people fed by the food rescued by Foodbank each month, they are working towards a goal that envisions an ‘Australia without hunger’.
As a non-denomination and non-profit organisation, Foodbank WA collects surplus groceries and food from Australian farmers, retailers and manufacturers and delivers the donations to charities and communities that distribute them to adults and children who are amongst the two million people a year seeking food relief.
The donations of ingredients by not just food producers and manufacturers but also the public, will help reduce the gap in the amount of food rescued and the requirements needed for charities to provide the essential items needed for nutritions and fulfilling meals.
So in recognition of the great work Foodbank WA does we ask that all attendees at our upcoming Corporate Philanthropy event please bring along at least one can of food (non perishable). All items will be collected by Foodbank WA and help support their vision come to life.
Written by Husveen Grewal
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Hi, my name is Julian de Visser. I am an overseas bachelor student in Business Administration from the Netherlands. In order to graduate from my bachelor study I am required to complete a five month internship. Since I was highly motivated to do my internship abroad I looked at Australia for opportunities. Perth looked the most interesting to me as I was looking for a city that was not too crowded and busy and still have an interesting industry.
I have had contact with many companies in Perth but Networking WA stood out from the rest. In my previous job I was marketer at a middle sized IT company that was based on innovation and bringing a new service globally. These qualities I was looking for in my internship company abroad, and I found it. Networking WA is a young and strongly motivated team that brings innovation to the table regarding event management. This is a new sector for me which gives me enough challenges to keep my motivation at a high level. I am hoping to be a valuable member to the team for my short stay and show my skills and expertise
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LEADERSHIP WA’S RISING LEADERSHIP PROGRAM WANTS YOU.
We’re calling upon WA’s next leaders.
“The Rising Leadership Program gave me a better understanding of what drives me as well as my personal barriers and how I can overcome them. Through improved self-awareness, I am better placed to have a positive impact on others and the community.”
– Lisa Corbellini, Rising Leadership Program 2013
APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR RISING LEADERSHIP PROGRAM 2014
This six-month program brings together talented leaders from across Western Australia’s business, government and community sectors to challenge and inspire, while building their skills and confidence to lead.
The program provides participants with an invaluable opportunity to:
- *Identify and develop their leadership style
- *Explore the impact their leadership has on others
- *Address common leadership challenges
- *Participate in leadership theme-focused workshops
- *Explore the complexities of leadership through intimate discussions with leaders across different sectors
- *Develop an understanding of how to make a valuable contribution to the community
If this sounds like a perfect professional development opportunity for you, please find out how you can apply by clicking here.
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Networking WA has now officially launched the WAtoday.com.au Entrepreneur and Innovator Awards 2014. With many great sponsors on board including WAtoday.com.au, Curtin University- Centre for Entrepreneurship, Telstra, Bank of Queensland, Wrays and Reseau.
The awards offer recognition to West Australian Entrepreneurs and Innovators with unique business models/ ideas who demonstrate strong business acumen and relevant skills/experience.
Last year’s judged categories remain the same with the Curtin Growth Entrepreneur Award, Telstra Innovator Award, and Young Entrepreneur Award. In 2014 we are also introducing The People’s Choice Award, which gives the PEOPLE THE POWER! This award allows the public to vote for a nominee they recognise as an inspirational Entrepreneur.
Know someone who would make a great candidate for this award? Why not invite them to nominate at www.surveymonkey.com/s/EandIAwards2014
For more information on the WAtoday.com.au Entrepreneur and Innovator Awards 2014 including how to nominate, vote or attend visit http://www.networkingwa.com.au/about2014/
Written by Tracy Marescia
WAtoday.com.au Entrepreneur & Innovator Awards 2014
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Why am I interning at Networking WA?
My name is Husveen Grewal and I am a recently qualified graphic designer with a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in advertising and graphic design. My current goal is to further my training, knowledge and practice through industry experience with the hope of utilising my creative skills as well as gaining experience in the events and marketing industry. Networking WA has provided me with the opportunity to do this and I therefore look forward to beginning my internship with them.
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PLEASE NOTE: This is the event for the WAtoday.com.au Entrepreneur & Innovator Awards.
You do not have to nominate yourself to attend the event. If you would like to attend the event without nominating, please register by clicking the ‘Register Online’ or ‘Download Flyer’ buttons above.
For full event details, or to enter the awards, please visit www.networkingwa.com.au/about2014/
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Corporate Philanthropy makes a huge difference to Australian society, but are companies in a position to develop an even stronger corporate giving culture?
Fostering a giving culture is a national challenge and one that must be addressed.
Join our executive panel as they discuss how business and philanthropy can go hand in hand, showcase good giving and encourage others to expand their philanthropic endeavours.
Date: 10 April 2014
Time: 7.00 – 9.00 am
Venue: Pan Pacific Hotel
DAVID JOYCE: MANAGING DIRECTOR PROJECTS AND DEVELOPMENT, RIO TINTO IRON ORE
David Joyce is Managing Director Projects and Development for the Iron Ore business and is a member of the Iron Ore Executive Committee.
David has been Managing Director Expansion Projects since February 2010 where he was accountable for all projects, studies and approvals for both the Pilbara and Simandou developments. In May 2013, David’s portfolio was expanded to include resource evaluation, planning and development and asset management.
David has been with the Rio Tinto group since 2004 when he joined the iron ore product group to manage the delivery of a number of projects. Previous roles include General Manager Projects in which David oversaw the implementation of projects to enable the expansion of the Pilbara business to a capacity of 220 million tonnes per annum.
Having previously held a variety of roles in the mining industry at WMC Resources and Kinhill. David has worked in Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the United States, across a range of commodities.
David holds a Bachelor of Engineering Civil – (Hons) from the University of Adelaide, and is an executive councillor at the Chamber of Minerals and Energy (WA), and board member of both Scitech and the Rio Tinto Community Investment Fund.
SIMON MCKEON AO: EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, MACQUARIE GROUP, MELBOURNE
Simon McKeon is Executive Chairman of Macquarie Group’s Melbourne office and was the 2011 Australian of the Year.
He is also Chairman of CSIRO, Business for Millennium Development, Global Poverty Project Australia, In2Science and the Federal Government’s Panel which in February 2013 completed a Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research. Simon is also a Director of AMP Limited and Red Dust Role Models.
He is an Australia Day Ambassador for the Victorian Government and serves on the Federal Government’s Human Rights Grants Scheme Advisory Panel and the Federal Government’s AusAID Business Engagement Steering Committee.
He previously served as Founding President of the Federal Government’s Australian Takeovers Panel, Founding Chairman of MS Research Australia and Founding President of the Federal Government’s Point Nepean Community Trust.
Simon is the helmsman of Macquarie Innovation which in March 2009 became the first sailboat in the world to sustain more than 50 knots and in so doing, peaked at a speed of 100 kmh (54 knots). He is also a Founding Patron of the Australian Olympic Sailing Team which won 3 gold and a silver medal (and was the leading sailing nation) at the 2012 London Olympics.
JAN STEWART: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, LOTTERYWEST
Jan Stewart has held the position of CEO of Lotterywest since 1992, an organisation which in 2012/13 had a turnover of more than $A820 million and raised a total of more than $A274 million for the community of Western Australia.
The direct grants program which Lotterywest administers amounted to $A123 million in 2012/13. These grants were distributed to more than 1300 diverse community groups across the state of Western Australia. Lotterywest proudly works in partnership with grant groups to maximise the opportunities from all grant making.
Jan is a social worker by profession, having graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts and Master’s Degree in Social Work. Her career prior to Lotterywest included 8 years as Chief Social Worker at Princess Margaret Hospital.
She has held office in many community organisations over the past thirty years. In 1999, Jan was elected to the inaugural position of President of the Asia Pacific Lottery Association and in the same year, appointed to the Executive Committee of the World Lottery Association. Jan was elected to the position of Vice President of the World Lottery Association in 2005 and Senior Vice President in 2007, a position she relinquished in 2009. She has just recently again accepted a position on the Executive Committee of the Asia Pacific Lottery Association.
Jan is a member of the board of Hale School, a Perth boys’ school and is a member of the board of Save the Children Australia. Jan was awarded a Public Service Medal in the Australia Day honours of 2009.
Jan was appointed as a Warden of the State War Memorial in November 2013.
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Thank you for nominating for the WAtoday.com.au Entrepreneur & Innovator Awards
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