Past Winners

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2009 MYOB Excellence in Franchising Awards

Franchise Woman of the Year Award

This award is for excellence in personal and professional achievements by a woman in the franchising sector. Judges looked at - Business achievements, Leadership, Positive influence on other women, Contribution to franchising and community, Professional development, Future goals and Aspirations.

National Franchise Woman of the Year

Carol Jarred
Price Attack Franchising

Carol is the Managing Director of Price Attack Franchising and is a franchisor to 128 Price Attack franchisees throughout Australia. Carol drew on powerful reserves of determination and drive to progress from Price Attack franchisee, to South Australian Master Franchisee, to now owning and operating the Price Attack franchise nationally. She also continues to operate her own Price Attack store in Indooroopilly. Carol loves being able to grow people - and inspires her staff to achieve bigger and better things than she has.

Regional Winners

VIC/TAS
Samantha Jones, Contours

Sam Jones

Samantha Jones is Director and Owner of Contours East & West Geelong, which are the number one and two Contours out of the 750 studios in 30 countries. Contours is an award-winning women's fitness franchise that features the 29-minute workout. Combining her life-long love of fitness and her entrepreneurial drive, Samantha excels in an industry that traditionally has been a male dominated environment. Samantha puts her success down to consistent hard work, determination and the support of the people around her, which has given her the opportunity to mentor many other women in business and within the Contours franchise network.

QLD/NT
Carol Jarred, Price Attack Franchising

Carol Jarred

Carol is the Managing Director of Price Attack Franchising and is a franchisor to 128 Price Attack franchisees throughout Australia. Carol drew on powerful reserves of determination and drive to progress from Price Attack franchisee, to South Australian Master Franchisee, to now owning and operating the Price Attack franchise nationally. She also continues to operate her own Price Attack store in Indooroopilly. Carol loves being able to grow people - and inspires her staff to achieve bigger and better things than she has.

NSW/ACT
Julie Finch-Scally, The Duster Dollies

Julie Finch-Sally

Julie Finch-Scally began the Duster Dollies in 1993 and has progressively developed the brand and its reputation with the introduction of a streamlined and user-friendly system for cleaning homes. The system provides confidence to cleaners and a consistent, high quality, service to customers. The Duster Dollies, once just one woman delivering pamphlets and cleaning, is now an organisation with award winning domestic cleaning agencies across Australia. As the franchisor Julie Finch-Scally trains all her franchisees to run their own agency and make it a profitable business that customers keep returning to.

SA
Fiona Gilbert, DLA Phillips Fox

Fiona Gilbert

Fiona Gilbert has assisted local, national and international franchising clients with legal issues for nearly nine years and is well respected within the franchise community. She has been a committee member of the SA Chapter of the Franchise Council of Australia for the past two years and the Women in Franchising Committee for the past year. Fiona has been an active contributor to the FCA in those roles including chairing the organising committee for the 2009 State Conference, speaking at a number of FCA functions and sitting on the Women in Franchising website subcommittee.

WA
Terri Billington, ActionCOACH

Terri Billington

ActionCOACH franchisee Terri Billington is undoubtedly a leader in the
world of business coaching. Her phenomenal success coaching business
owners has positioned her as the number one female ActionCOACH
globally. Terri's vision is to become a global ambassador for women
in business. She is driven to teach women that by combining their
personal power with their passion for business and utilising easy to
follow systems, they can produce amazing results. A published author
and much sought after speaker, Terri is passionate about enriching lives
through business - leading positive and proactive change that creates
greater wealth, freedom and choice

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