The finalists for the inaugural Women in Travel Awards have been named, and the list reinforces the
“We’re not surprised at all!”, affirmed Penny Spencer – Founder and Chair of the TIME program.
“Delighted, yes. But not surprised. The TIME program attracts the industry’s brightest and best both as mentors and mentees. It’s wonderful to see so many fabulously capable women being recognised in this way. We’re also thrilled to see a pair of TIME’s valued sponsors – Excite Holidays and The Travel Corporation – recognised in the Employer of the Year category. Quite simply, without their support, TIME wouldn’t be the program it is today.
“Whilst these awards celebrate the achievements of these extraordinary women, the TIME stable also includes plenty of terrific blokes. And I know they’ll be cheering on their alumni at the gala. We wish all finalists the best of luck on the night”, she continued.
Here’s the full list of TIME Alumni and Mentors in the running at the gala cocktail award evening at Ovolo Hotel, Woolloomooloo on 17 November:
Nicole McMahon – Virgin Australia Mentor
Leanne Ralston – Spencer Travel Mentee/Alumni
Entrepreneur of the Year
Emily Warbrick- Snowscene Mentee/Alumni
Lisa Pagotto – Crooked Compass Mentee/Alumni
Debbie Collins – Spencer Travel Mentor
Penny Spencer – Spencer Travel Mentor
Salesperson of the Year
Felicity Allan – Malaysia Airlines Mentee/Alumni
Melissa Elf – FCM Travel Solutions Mentee/Alumni
Kaylene Shuttlewood – Travelport Mentor
Fiona Dalton – Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection Mentor
Employer of the Year
Excite Holidays TIME Program Sponsor
The Travel Corporation TIME Program Sponsor