There are five Award categories including three qualifying categories (1-3):
- Business Owner Award
Open to owners with a 50 per cent share or more in a business with responsibility for key management decision making.
- Private and Corporate Sector Award
Open to employees in the private and corporate sectors, or owners with less than a 50 per cent share in a business.
- Community and Government Award
Open to employees in government departments, statutory bodies or not-for-profit organisations.
- Business Innovation Award
As an entrant in one of the qualifying categories you’ll be entered into the Business Innovation Award, that recognises innovation across a number of areas including sales and marketing, process, product or service.
- Young Business Women's Award
As an entrant in one of the qualifying categories, you will automatically be eligible for this award if you are aged 34 years or under as at 30 June 2014.
All finalists will be acknowledged and winners announced at a gala dinner in each state/territory (WA will be a luncheon event). Winners of the qualifying categories are eligible to win the overall Telstra Business Woman of the Year for their state/territory.
State/territory winners are eligible to win their national category title. The state/territory winners of the Telstra Business Woman of the Year are eligible to be named 2014 Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year.