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TIME Alumni, Mentors Dominate Australia’s Inaugural Women in Travel Awards

November 16, 2016 Accolades No Comments Email Email

The finalists for the inaugural Women in Travel Awards have been named, and the list reinforces the

calibre of participants on both sides of the Travel Industry Mentor Experience (TIME) mentoring program.

“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

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