The founder of an innovative business accounting firm in Mt Gravatt has been named the Woman in Business of the Year 2016 for the Brisbane region.
Tanya Titman (left), Managing Director of Consolid8, received her award from Professor Lesley Chenoweth AO before a 400-strong audience at a gala event on Friday.
Professor Chenoweth is Pro Vice Chancellor and Head of the Logan campus at Griffith University, which was a gold sponsor of the prestigious award ceremony. In 2015 she was the Local/Regional Category winner in the Australian Financial Review’s ‘100 Women of Influence Awards’.
- WOMEN IN BUSINESS: 2016 Award Winners and Finalists
Friday’s presentation ceremony honoured outstanding and successful businesswomen and industry achievers. Tanya Titman’s decision to invest in a crèche for her staff was among the business innovations that caught the judges’ attention.
Award winners in seven categories were named including the Rising Star award which went to Natalia Stacey (left), a Year 12 student at Capalaba State College.
Natalia was also among a group of students to graduate from this year’s GriffithBUSINESS School Outreach Program at Griffith’s Logan campus on Friday night.
The program combines QSA syllabus content and university course content to generate a deeper knowledge about business subjects like management, human resources, accounting finance and international relations.
The program also develops a stronger understanding of the tertiary environment among students, and in Year 12 they take part in university activities like lectures, tutorials and assessments.
“Griffith University is delighted to be associated with the Women in Business Awards which celebrate and nurture ambition and entrepreneurship. There were so many wonderful finalists doing great things, we congratulate them all,” Professor Chenoweth said.
“Tanya’s innovative approach to her building her business made her a very worthy winner of the overall award. Natalia is a born leader who has achieved so much for others in her community despite her own barriers and hardships.”
Employment Minister Grace Grace congratulated both winners and finalists on their enormous contribution to the local business community and the local economy.
“Women are fundamental to the success of the Queensland economy and we welcome every opportunity to promote, encourage and support their entrepreneurial efforts,” she said.
“They help to chisel away at the gender inequality that still exists in Queensland, where the gender pay gap is unacceptably high at 18 per cent.”