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Sara Pantaleo a Telstra Award Finalist

Sara Pantaleo a Telstra Award Finalist

30 August 2012

La Porchetta is delighted to announce that its CEO, Sara Pantaleo is a finalist in the 2012 Telstra Victorian Business Women’s Awards.

The awards recognize outstanding women who are leaders, innovators and mentors in their industry.  Sara Pantaleo was nominated by one of her senior managers and she is one of only five finalists in the Hudson Private and Corporate Sector Award category.

“I'm delighted and thrilled," said Sara Pantaleo.  "Responding to the submission questions required me to reflect deeply on my career and the growth of La Porchetta since I joined the companyin 1996. That was a very valuable processin itself and it reinforced my conviction that this is an extraordinary business.”

Promoted to National Manager of La Porchetta in 1998 and then CEO in 2005, Sara Pantaleo CEO transformed the company from a family business of 12 restaurants into an international franchise with more than 70 sites across Australia and New Zealand. Her focus was on developing and implementing a robust corporate framework to drive growth.

Sara Pantaleo is vice-president of the Victorian chapter of the Franchise Council of Australia, a member of the CEO Group, and actively involved in the sector as a speaker and mentor.  She was named national Franchise Woman of the Year in 2010.

See more about the awards by clicking here.


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