Last week I was humbled to be recognised as a finalist for the NSW Medium & Large Business Award in Telstra’s annual Business Woman of the Year awards. My fellow finalists are an incredibly inspiring bunch of people with great stories and massive contributions being made across many different businesses and communities. Over the next few months, I’ll be sharing with you some of the exciting topics we were asked to write about, to share further insights into TravelEdge as a business, and just what I’ve been doing to ‘undo’ business …. starting with ‘Purpose of your business’, please see below.
Last month we held our annual Educational & Technology Showcase for some of our key corporate customers. The feedback from everyone was that this event keeps getting better and better each year! You can read about it here
And yes, it’s that time of year again… as winter approaches, I start my fundraising appeal for the Vinnie’s CEO Sleepout. This will be my fourth year sleeping out and I am proud of the $10,000+ I have raised to date! If you would like to sponsor my efforts this year, you can do so here. We recently attended the official media launch, which you can read about here
Have a great month!
Telstra Women’s Business Award – excerpt;
‘What’s the purpose of your business?’
Our vision is ‘Making every journey an exceptional experience’, not only for our travellers, but across every interaction we have as a business. We believe in exceptional service, equality for all, celebrating our diversity and looking after each other. Our purpose is simple: enable companies and/or people to do business better.
TravelEdge Group is committed to being the best corporate citizen possible and participating in a wide range of community projects including the Vinnies CEO Sleepout, Wesley Mission Homeless Project, Christmas Giving, Supply Nation and a variety of ad hoc opportunities to give back to our community. We are a proud and active member of Supply Nation, working with them to help promote and support Indigenous businesses in Australia.
The TravelEdge Values; Choose Brilliance, Be Bold, Be Authentic, Look After Each Other, Grow and Make It Happen are more than just images on a wall, we use these as part of our recruitment strategy, we talk about them throughout our business at every opportunity and have aligned one of our recognition programs to them.
We encourage all team members to recognise people living our values by nominating and voting for the monthly ‘Legends’. Additionally, we have an annual trip for the CEO Award of Excellence winners who get to go on a ‘money can’t buy’ travel adventure.