This is Howe to innovate
SOUTHCARE chief executive and 2014 Telstra Business Women’s Award Business Innovation Award finalist Nicky Howe says women do not have to choose one role over another.
“We can be a mother, wife, sister and business woman, these are not mutually exclusive roles,” she said.
The Manning not-for-profit organisation, under the guidance of its inspirational chief executive, launched a social innovation project aimed at engaging young leaders to participate on aged and community boards. It is for that reason Dr Howe was named a finalist.
“Engaging Young Leaders on Aged Care and Community Boards is a social innovation project developed to increase the leadership and governance capacity within the not-for-profit sector by engaging young people and organisations in a sector wide collaborative approach” she said.
The program was developed and delivered by Dr Howe and external business partner Alicia Curtis and was delivered by Southcare in collaboration with over 20 organisational partners.
“As a result of this program, Southcare is gaining a reputation as an innovative, collaborative organisation that is leading the sector by advocating for and investing in the capacity of young leaders and improved board governance,” she said.
She said by being nominated as a finalist enabled her to be a role model for other women and share how women can achieve whatever they want if they put their minds to it.
■ Other local finalists include Deborah Pearcey (Renovation Concepts, Como), Nina Hobson (Meridian Services Burswood) and Rabia Siddique (South Perth resident, WA police).
Southcare chief executive Nicky Howe is a finalist for the Telstra Business Women’s Innovation award.