Fairfax Women of Influence 2017

24 November 2017

Australian Community Media's very own National Sales Director, Penny Kaleta, was named overall Woman of Influence in the 2017 awards, in addition to winning the Customer Centric Leader category.

Held at a special ceremony in Sydney, the awards are an important initiative to identify and raise the profile of high-performing women at Fairfax Media – previous owners of Australian Community Media.

Penny's win is a testament to her customer first approach in all her business dealings. She is an incredible networker and is well known throughout the media landscape.

Congratulations go to other category winners:

Australian Metro Publishing Chief Product Officer Jess Ross was named Innovation Champion.

Bendigo Advertiser Editor in ACM, Nicole Ferrie, won the Agenda Setter category. Metro’s Direct Sales Director, Kylie Dennis, was named Leadership Champion.

ACM’s Launceston Examiner Editor, Courtney Greisbach, was recognised as Emerging Leader.

Each individual is well deserving of this recognition of their achievements. Congratulations also go to those highly commended in each category and all the finalists:
    • Customer Centric Leader: Joanna Glantschnig, Loren Marlin, and Sharon Nicholls (highly commended).
    • Innovation Champion: Annamarie Jamieson, Felicity Lewis, Joanne Crawford, and Sharon Fitter (highly commended).
    • Agenda Setter: Chloe Saltau, Paula Penfold (highly commended), Sharon Murdoch, and Victoria Guild.
    • Leadership Champion: Caroline Wilson, Danielle Cronin, Fiona Buffini (highly commended), Kim Treasure, Nadia Pertot, Sally Cripps, and Shin Siah.
    • Emerging Leader: Jude Leferink, Katie Chapman, Louisa Veidelis (highly commended), Rebecca Warner, and Sarah Myers.



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