Rituparna from TeamLease among seven finalists for the inaugural Telstra Business Woman in Asia Award

Bangalore: Telstra, a global telecom and information services company based in Australia, has announced seven finalists for the inaugural Telstra Business Woman in Asia Award, recognising outstanding business leaders from Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand. Rituparna Chakraborty, Co-Founder of TeamLease Services LtdIndia, is among the seven finalists for the Awards, the only India to find a place on the list.

The finalists for the Telstra Business Woman in Asia Award will join the 2016 Australian State/Territory winners in Melbourne for judging on Tuesday 15 November 2016 followed by the National Workshop on Wednesday 16 November 2016 and a Gala Dinner on the same night.

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Rituparna Chakraborty is a co-founder of TeamLease Services Ltd. Established in 2002, TeamLease is one of India’s leading providers of human resource services, with a vision of ‘Putting India to Work’ by enabling young workers to have a formal job, providing them with secure wages, social security and healthcare. As Executive Vice-President, Rituparna is responsible for managing the temporary staffing division, as well as India’s first Public Private Partnership (PPP) apprenticeship program, National Employability Through Apprenticeship Program (NETAP).

Cynthia Whelan, Telstra’s Group Executive of International and New Businesses, said Telstra was thrilled at the interest the Award had generated among successful business women across Asia and was proud to be shining a light on a group of inspiring leaders. “Introducing the Telstra Business Women’s Awards in Asia is an opportunity for us to celebrate women living and working in Asia who have succeeded in their own businesses or led their industries.  This is an important part of overcoming the fact women continue to be under-represented on Boards and executive teams in Asia and around the world,” said Ms Whelan.

“Our finalists are successful business women who possess impressive entrepreneurial spirit, business acumen, integrity and a commitment to the community. Among the finalists we have leaders from a variety of different backgrounds and cultures, from developed and developing countries, and from established companies like Thomson Reuters and Linfox to new technology businesses like Bubu in Indonesia and iGene in Malaysia.”

Finalists for the 2016 Telstra Business Woman in Asia Award are:

Name                  Company                     Location

Anu Sheela Themudu, iGene Sdn. Bhd, Malaysia

Beth Lui,  APEC Schools,  The Philippines

Gabrielle Costigan, Linfox International Group Pty Ltd, Thailand

Kimberley Cole, Thomson Reuters, Hong Kong

Marion Fromm, Cambodian Harvest Dried Fruit Co., Ltd, Cambodia

Rituparna Chakraborty, TeamLease Services Ltd, India

Shinta Witoyo Dhanuwardoyo, Bubu.com, Indonesia

The finalists for the Telstra Business Woman in Asia Award will join the 2016 Australian State/Territory winners in Melbourne for judging on Tuesday 15 November, followed by the National Workshop on Wednesday 16 November and a Gala Dinner on the same night.

Telstra Group also informed that nominations for  Business Woman in Asia Award 2017 are open . Telstra is a leading telecommunications and information services company. The company offers a full range of services and compete in all telecommunications markets in Australia, operating the largest mobile and Wi-Fi networks. The company has licenses in Asia, Europe and the United States and offer access to more than 2,000 points of presence across the globe.

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