From property market experts to career development coaches, the most brilliant business women from Darwin to Alice Springs have been recognised as finalists in the 2016 Telstra Northern Territory Business Women's Awards.
Now in their 22nd year, the awards champion women from diverse industries, ensuring their achievements are given the recognition they deserve, and continue to raise the profile of women in business.
This year's finalists demonstrate the unique combination of skills required for professional excellence, the courage to take risks, sound financial management, strong leadership skills and of course sophisticated business acumen allowing them to thrive.
Finalists for the 2016 Northern Territory Business Women's Awards are:
Churyl Scheppard, Fitness Works, Nightcliff, Alawa, Cullenbay & CBD
Denise Dunn, Slappa's Thongs, Darwin
Karen Sheldon, Karen Sheldon Group, Darwin
Mahongo Fumbelo, Born To Win Consulting, Darwin
Rhonda Dunne, Raw Cloth, Nightcliff
For Purpose and Social Enterprise Award
Andrea Mason, Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council, Alice Springs
Ilana Eldridge, Cast Your Net Consultancy, Ludmilla
Liz Reid, YouthWorX NT, Darwin
Rachel Kroes, Down Syndrome Association NT, Rapid Creek
Terri-ann Maney, Australian Institute of Company Directors, Darwin
Public Sector and Academia Award
Carolyn Edwards, Henbury School, Tiwi
Michelle Walker, Department of Housing, Casuarina
Professor Sue Carthew, Charles Darwin University, Casuarina
Corporate and Private Award
Andrea Moriarty, Killarney Homes (NT) Pty Ltd, Winnellie
Neilia Ginnane, Housing Industry Association Ltd, Leanyer Berrimah
Ruth Palmer, Property Council of Australia, Darwin