NT Telstra Business Women of the Year 2016

Ms Andrea Mason, Chief Executive NPY Women’s Council, named NT Telstra Business Woman of the Year.

Directors, members and staff of the NPY Women’s Council congratulate their CEO, Andrea Mason, for last night’s award of NT Telstra Business Woman of the Year.

NPY Women’s Council provides services for women and their families to increase their capacity to lead safe and healthy lives with improved life choices in the tri-state region of NT, SA and WA, otherwise known as the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara lands.

Last night at the Darwin Convention Centre we celebrated the achievements of brilliant business women from the Northern Territory, where Andrea was named as winner of the ‘For Purpose and Social Enterprise’ Award. Up against the accomplishments of some incredibly inspiring and successful women, Ms Mason was then awarded the overall NT Telstra Business Woman of the Year 2016.

Andrea has worked for the NPY Women’s Council since 2008, filling the role of Chief Executive Officer since 2009.

“One of the biggest challenges is constantly working to secure funding for projects and to keep the organisation afloat. Every dollar that we spend in the organisation and through the organisation is all about improving the lives of our members and their families and the communities where they live,” she said.

Ms Mason said women brought something different to the table when it came to executive management.

“We are very strongly driven by success for our organisation and central to this is developing and maintaining strong relationships — with our staff and the people we work with.”

Congratulations to Andrea and all the other finalists at this year’s NT Telstra Business Women’s Awards. Andrea will now go on to represent the Northern Territory at the National finals in Melbourne in November.

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