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Andrea Mason awarded Telstra business gong

AAP logoAAP 16/11/2016

Indigenous leader Andrea Mason has been named Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year for her work in helping break the cycle of domestic violence in the Northern Territory.

The chief executive of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council has also picked up the Telstra Australian Business Women's For Purpose and Social Enterprise award.

Telstra Business Women's awards ambassador Joe Pollard says Ms Mason has made a significant difference in improving the lives of women and children in the NT.

"Ms Mason speaks with dignity and leads with humanity and cultural sensitivity," Ms Pollard said.

"She has involved the entire community in her business model and built a blueprint for making a difference."

Other winners at the 2016 Telstra Australian Business Women's Awards are: Jenny Paradiso from Suntrix in South Australia (Entrepreneur Award), Inspector Virginia Nelson from the Queensland Police Service (Public Sector and Academia Award), Jackie McArthur from Martin Brower in NSW (Corporate and Private Award), Rituparna Chakraborty from TeamLease in India (Business Woman in Asia Award) and Anna Ross from Kester Black in Victoria (Young Business Woman of the Year).

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