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Inspiring the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs


Tomorrow's Entrepreneurs Networked with the State's Most Successful Business Women  

Young Entrepreneurs In past years, local students and budding entrepreneurs, including Sarah Green, Elise Hewlet, Zeenat Omar and Jessica Bryan from John Paul College, have benefited from the ‘Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs’ program. 

The program invited Year 11 students to attend the red-carpet gala ‘Telstra Business Woman of the Year Awards’. 

They were joined by other students from across Queensland, including Girls Grammar, State High and the Good Shepherd Lutheran College. 

The students were accompanied by JPC teachers, Mrs. Jodie McLaren and Ms. Amanda Gibson.

A chauffeur-driven limousine ensured the group arrived at the Awards in style!

‘Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs’ has been organized by Nicole Lander, co-Founder of Battlefield Sports and a previous winner of Telstra Queensland Business Women’s Awards (Innovation).

“As a past Telstra winner, I wanted to share the excitement and inspiration of the Awards with young students who could well be ‘tomorrow’s entrepreneurs’ – it is not every day that students get the opportunity to network with the most successful businesswomen in Queensland,” Ms. Lander said.

Young Entreprenerus By attending the Telstra Business Woman of the Year Awards, the students will be exposed to successful businesswomen who come from all walks of life and who have achieved success in a wide variety of businesses.
The Award winners are unified by characteristics such as vision, leadership, integrity, and generosity.

The winning students were introduced to the latest and previous Business Woman of the Year winners.

The students gained insight into the importance of building a network of relationships; a network based on willingness to share, rather than an expectation to gain.

During one program the students also had the honor of meeting the Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, the Hon Kate Jones MP [pictured above with Nicole and the students].

The students recognized that women can excel in business and that men and women can work together in the business world.

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Telstra Business Women’s Awards

About Battlefield Sports

Part of the femeconomy, Battlefield Sports® was co-founded by Nicole Lander. It builds systems so gamers can participate in live-action role-plays for entertainment. Battlefield Sports manufactures gaming guns and gaming accessories. Millions of games have been played across more than 50 countries. The Battlefield Sports brand has service points in USA, UK, Denmark, Chile, and is headquartered in Australia. Battlefield Sports has won numerous awards, including State Exporter of the Year (Arts/Entertainment). Battlefield Sports is the pacesetter in the development of live gaming. This year, the company introduces its patented wearable technology. Battlefield Sports is committed to 100% quality in service, design, and its manufacturing has CE certification.  

About the Telstra Business Women's Awards

The Telstra Business Women's Awards have become an integral part of the Australian business calendar, celebrating the achievements of some truly remarkable women. Past winners include some of Australia's most talented business leaders, whose career paths and individual achievements continue to inspire business people around the country. Thousands of gifted decision-makers have enjoyed the many benefits that the Awards provide, including career analysis and development, positive business profiling, new business opportunities, expansion of networks and self-development.

About John Paul College

Queensland's first ecumenical school, John Paul College was opened in 1982. John Paul College has been an IB World School since August 2007. It offers the IB Primary Years Program and the IB Diploma Program. Today it is one of Queensland’s largest schools with approximately 2500 students enrolled in Prep through to Year 12 and John Paul College Child Care, Kindergarten and John Paul International College.