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16 October 2019

Ombudsman congratulates Outstanding Western Sydney Women

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell has congratulated the winners of the Outstanding Western Sydney Women Awards, many of whom are hard-working small and family business owners.

The Outstanding Western Sydney Women Awards, held in Parramatta last night, recognised the achievements of several exceptional women from Western Sydney.

“Congratulations to all of the winners and finalists, especially Tania MacLeod of The Stage Door Performing Arts, who was named the overall Outstanding Western Sydney Woman,” Ms Carnell said.

“Tania’s dance school has been in operation for more than 20 years and is well-established in the small business and local community.

“She’s taught more than 10,000 students and her work in providing scholarships to disadvantaged young people is commendable. Tania has also developed a dance program for children with disabilities.

“In fact all of the finalists this year have achieved great things as community leaders, entrepreneurs and tradies.

“My office is a proud partner of these awards and supports the efforts of Western Sydney Women, which has been very effective in connecting women in the region and assisting them in achieving their business and career goals.

“Research tells us the most successful start-ups are created by those who have a network or mentors for support.

“That’s why organisations such as Western Sydney Women are so important in creating a critical mass of female entrepreneurial role models.

“It was an honour to be part of this year’s Outstanding Western Sydney Women Awards and a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the achievements of these talented women.”