Community leadership recognised

Published on LSIS Jo Dilorenzo (author and photographer)

Location(s): Hobart, TAS

Topic(s): Telstra Business Woman of the Year

Commanding Officer of Navy Headquarters Tasmania, Commander Stacey Porter, RAN, is awarded her Telstra Business Women's finalist certificate by Ms Heather Francis, 2013 winner of the Community and Government category. (photo: LSIS Jo Dilorenzo)
Commanding Officer of Navy Headquarters Tasmania, Commander Stacey Porter, RAN, is awarded her Telstra Business Women's finalist certificate by Ms Heather Francis, 2013 winner of the Community and Government category.

Commanding Officer of Navy Headquarters Tasmania, Commander Stacey Porter, was recently named as one of the 19 finalists in the 2014 Telstra Business Women’s Awards for Tasmania.
 
The awards cover a diverse range of categories, including Community and Government, Business Innovation and Young Business Women.
 
Commander Porter was nominated by her colleagues in Tasmania for her outstanding work in the community.
 
A dedicated wife and mother of two, Commander Porter prides herself on the ability to maintain balance between work and family, which has included her having contributed many years at sea on various platforms for the Royal Australian Navy.
 
“The other finalists in my category, the Community and Government Award, were the Assistant Police Commissioner, Donna Adams; the CEO for Uniting Care Tasmania, Lindy O’Neill; TasTAFE’s Gail Eaton-Briggs; and Glen View Community Service’s Lucy O’Flaherty.
 
“All of these women have accomplished outstanding results in their respective roles,” Commander Porter said.
 
“All the finalists have been networking together leading up to the awards night and we plan on maintaining these relationships long after the awards,” she said.
 
The 20th Telstra Business Women’s Awards Tasmanian Gala Dinner was held in Hobart on 17 October and was a spectacular event attracting over 300 people supporting the finalists. Seven-time World Surfing Champion Layne Beachley presented the keynote address.
 
The evening’s highlight was the announcement of the winners of the various categories.
 
Assistant Police Commissioner, Donna Adams took out the Community and Government award, the Business Innovation award and the overall Tasmanian Telstra Business Woman of the Year.
 
“Donna Adams is a deserving winner of all her awards and I was proud to be considered along with Donna and her inspirational achievements,” Commander Porter said.