The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson has congratulated the winners of the Western Sydney Women Awards and lauded them for their work as small and family business owners.
The awards, which were held virtually this week, recognised the resilience and agility of community leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals who have navigated their own pathways to success throughout the pandemic.
“Congratulations to the winners and finalists – who are all exceptional women,” Billson said. “It’s inspiring to see these enterprising women recognised for their hard work in fearlessly facing the challenges presented over the past two years.”
One of the awardees is Alison Covington – founder and MD of Good360 Australia and hailed being a leader in her field as well as an innovator and social entrepreneur.
“Like many women-led businesses, Alison is a problem-solver who founded Good360 as a solution to reduce waste by matching excess goods with those who need them most,” Billson said. “I wish Alison every success at achieving her goal to provide $1 billion worth of brand-new goods to Australians in need by 2025.”
Another awardee is Cassandra Kalpaxis of Kalpaxis Legal for being a “disruptor” of the legal industry, having founded the Dispute Resolution Centre Australia.
The ASBFEO is a partner of Western Sydney Women Awards and is supporting the efforts of Western Sydney Women, which aims to help women in the region advance their business and career goals.
“Research shows the most successful small businesses are run by those who have a network of mentors for support. Western Sydney Women offers a critical mass of enterprising female role models, which is especially important at a time when two-thirds of new businesses formed are led by women. It was an honour to take part in this year’s Western Sydney Women Awards, celebrating the achievements of these talented women,” Billson said.