2019 BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

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Chakshu Taneja

Consultant
Party Squad Entertainment

Chakshu Taneja has provided excellent results to our business (Party Squad Entertainment) since we have taken her onboard as a contractor from January 2018. Her ideas for charity events for Holi and Diwali got us into creatively thinking and delivering for customers and community within Australia and India where we could entertain a music community and lend a hand for help wherever needed to begin with children from war affected areas to women and men's cancer issues related charities. She brought in the concept of Rooftop Bollywood Pool party and that was very well orgnaised by herself and the team that it was one thing that made a huge impression around the people in Melbourne. 

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Dr. Charu Khuller

Founder and Practitioner

Charu Wellness Centre

Dr. Charu has operated the Charu Wellness Centre - an Ayurvedic clinic in Baulkham Hills, Sydney. Her mission is to increase the awareness of Indian Ayurvedic medicine and procedures in Australia. She helps clients with concerns related to skincare, body, general health and weight loss - using natural remedies. This is in conjunction with beauty procedures, detox therapy and remedial massages. All of her treatments use locally sourced, natural, herbs and oils. Dr Charu strives to help educate the Australian community about the benefits of Ayurveda and has been fortunate enough to work with hundreds of clients in the local community.

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Elena Norman

CEO

Hockey India

Elena has been working as the Chief Executive Officer of the Indian national hockey federation since over eight years. Elena came to India over a decade ago and has had a vision for the development of sports irrespective of gender and economic background. She has stood tall against many challenges and has worked hard to make Hockey India one of the countries most professionally run national sports federations. Under her leadership the federation has hosted several international prestigious events raising global standards, including the recently concluded Odisha Hockey Mens World Cup in December 2018.

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Madhuri Azam

Founder

Rhia Jewellers

Madhuri founded her jewellery business 8 years ago from a small premises in the suburbs. Over the years she has grown the business significantly and has since moved into bigger premises in a shopping center. Madhuri did not have any prior experience of owning a business and its through sheer effort and hard-work that she has managed to build such a successful business . One of the reasons why her business has grown at such a fast pace is because she is a very good communicator and has taken time out to know what her customers want. To Madhuri, reputation and honestly are very important and these are the qualities that her customers highly value. This is one of the reasons amongst many others why she has repeat customers.

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Dr. Padma Gadiyar

Founder and Director

Professional Practice Sales

Dr. Padma is a dentist, practice owner, public speaker, business coach and broker, author of the book Buy, Build, Sell- A Step by step Guide To A Multimillion-dollar Practice Empire. She is also the current Mrs SouthIndia Universal 2019 competing in the Universal pageant in Mexico in August. Dr Gadiyar has appeared in numerous publications including Yahoo finance, Business insider , Digital journal to name a few. She speaks nationally and internationally educating women, start ups and health practitioners about business mindset, automation, entrepreneurship and exit strategies. She has been successfully running her businesses for over 8 years. 

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Dr. Preeti Khillan

Director

MyOBG

Dr. Preeti is the director of Western Specialist Centre and director of MyOBG and is a senior obstetrician & Gynecologist and laparoscopy surgeon who works at Sunshine hospital. She is qualified as MBBS, MS, MRCOG (UK), FRANZCOG (Australia), FACS (USA). Dr. Khillan is a board member of multiple Non-profit organisations; MACE (Multicultural Association of Community Empowerment, HASA (Healthcare Awareness Society of Australia and OMGA (Overseas Medical Graduate Association. Dr Preeti Khillan has revolutionized the provision of multi-disciplinary healthcare by drastically improving the accessibility of vital services to the rapidly growing Indian community by creating Australia’s first combined Women’s and Children’s Specialist Centre, which has now branches in multiple locations.

Rinku Razdan

Founder & CEO

Connections Australia

Rinku is an inspirational leader. In her vision of driving an inclusive Australia she has worked tirelessly and inspired others to join the team. Entire team is made of volunteers who work and follow Rinku's vision of driving tech for good, creating an inclusive Australia. Rinku started in this country with nothing and overcame all hardships to become a successful management consultant. She now uses her personal ip of a migrant and professional ip of a digital leader in driving the team to understand the gap in Australian market. All their products and services cater to the gap, in particular, related to marginalisation and effort required to drive international inclusion.
 

Simmi Wadhwa

Director

Foreal Property 

Simmi is the Director of Foreal Property and a mother of two young children. She specialises in residential sales and rental properties. With over 10 years experience in the property industry, her success is no surprise with her abundance of energy, expertise, and commitment to ensuring that each of her clients achieves the best possible results. Simmi’s work ethic and approach to real estate are based on transparency and sincerity. She holds her professional relationships in high esteem and works closely with her clients to understand their needs and goals. Not only will Simmi guide you when making decisions, she will empower you to make informed and confident choices. 

Ush Dhanak

Managing Director

Ush Dhanak Pty Ltd

Ush is Australia’s leadings coach and trainer in Emotional Intelligence. In 2018, Ush was awarded Top 100 Global Coach award with the award ceremony being held in Mumbai. Ush is passionate about educating entrepreneurs and businesses on the importance of Emotional Intelligence and is leading the way in Australia.Ush has also started a podcast with a woman in Victoria who owns her own law firms. The Podcast is called When IQ Meets EQ and is all about empowering women and helping them navigate the complex legal field, whilst showing them
how to gain personal power over outcomes. Ush was a trained barrister in London and completed the London Bar, so has Ush also trained Australian Federal Police’s Legal team.

Vanessa Menezes

Founder and Managing Director

The Money Lifeline

Vanessa is a CPA, Registered Tax Agent and an Indian CA. Vanessa has over 13 years of experience in the accounting, tax and consulting world. After a varied experience in the Big $, accounting firms and corporate, Vanessa took the leap to start her own firm that specialises in Business Grants. The Money Lifeline was established in October 2016. Its mission is to help Small Business Owners access business grants and obtain interest-free funds to grow their business in a seamless manner. We ensure the process is as simple as possible while the client gets the maximum entitlement.

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Email:   awards@gandhicreations.com.au

Phone: 02 8005 6280

Mail:     Gandhi Creations
              PO BOX 235,
              Neutral Bay, NSW 2089