NSW Business Woman of the Year
Alyce Tran is Co-Founder of the highly successful brand The Daily Edited. She started her career as a corporate lawyer for top tier Australian law firms. The Daily Edited (TDE) was launched as a passion project lifestyle blog by Alyce and her co-founder Tania Liu in 2011 alongside their legal careers. In 2014 TDE pivoted into a fashion accessories label that is now a global omnichannel retailer.
Alyce is a highly driven individual who has built TDE into a business that last year turned over $30 million in sales. She is responsible for every touch point of the business from e-commerce, retail stores, marketing, logistics, finance and overall strategic direction of the business. Every process, product, piece of visual output and direction of the TDE business has been created by Alyce.
Alyce shares her knowledge by speaking and mentoring at events including Business Chicks 9 to Thrive, Vogue Codes and Melbourne Fashion Festival. All earnings from such activities are donated to The School for Life Foundation, supporting a school in Uganda founded by Annabel Chauncy AO.
Alyce has won numerous awards including World Retail Congress , Young Entrepreneur of the Year to Best Customer Service and Best e-Commerce Retailer as voted by the industry at the Online Retailer Industry Awards and Prix De Marie Claire Awards.
Carolyn Campbell has come a long way since her PE teaching days in Western Australia. A position with the WA Department of Sport and Recreation led to her appointment as CEO of the WA Women’s Hockey Association in 1999.
Following the successful delivery of the 2002 FIH Women’s Hockey World Cup in Perth, Carolyn left her WA home to join Netball NSW as the Game Development Manager in 2003, before being promoted to CEO in 2006; a role she has held for over 10 years.
During her tenure Carolyn has overseen the planning, construction and subsequent relocation of Netball NSW’s HQ to the purpose-built netball facility in Sydney Olympic Park – Netball Central. This world-class venue was used in the Netball World Cup SYDNEY 2015, which was deemed the “best ever event” by International Netball Federation President Molly Rhone.
Most recently Carolyn has lead Netball NSW on a journey to the new Suncorp Super League. The new Super League provided the opportunity to increase the Netball NSW presence with the formation of Giants Netball alongside the NSW Swifts. In a very short time the Giants club was formed from scratch and ready to compete in the inaugural game in February 2017.
Fiona Bendall is the founder and CEO of The Female Social Network (TFSN), a digital platform that aggregates female-focused networks across Australia, the US, and the UK. She is also the CEO of Bendalls Group, a consultancy firm which specialises in digital strategy and transformation. Fiona started in the consumer electronics industry in the UK around 30 years ago, where she helped develop digital strategies for companies such as the BBC and Virgin. She moved to Australia and co-founded Bendalls Group in 2003. Fiona is an expert in digital strategy and transformation, social media, and is a fierce advocate for female entrepreneurs and women in business.
Fiona was recently named Entrepreneur of the Year (Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) at the 2018 Stevie International Business Awards. TFSN was recognised as the Most Innovative Company of the Year (Up to 100 Employees) at the same awards. She has won numerous international business awards and in 2015 was named on the Westpac/AFR 100 Women of Influence list. Fiona is an active member of The Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Leanne is an experienced Non-Executive Director and Senior Executive with broad general management experience gained through an international career in the mining, rural, government and not-for-profit sectors.
Leanne has excelled within the mining industry and has been described as an inspirational leader and colleague. Throughout her career she has refused to allow her gender to limit her, leading with focus, integrity and compassion. She has overcome the isolation of living in rural Australia to create an enviable international career and now uses her experience to empower other women to achieve their personal and professional goals.
She is a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee for Orocobre, a lithium miner with operations in Argentina. She is also a Director and Chair of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee for the Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC) and a member of the NSW Council for Women’s Economic Opportunity. She is also a Senior Marketing Executive with Inenco, a large family-owned company supplying engineering products to industry.
She manages all this while commuting to Sydney from her sheep farm home in Central West NSW. Family is important to Leanne and she and her husband are extremely proud of their three wonderful adult children and partners who have built successful lives in country NSW. They also have two beautiful granddaughters.