Holyoake CEO Angie Paskevicius was named 2015 Telstra WA Business Woman of the Year on 9 October 2015.
“I was honoured to be nominated along with many highly accomplished business women,” said Angie, who also received the award in the ‘For Purpose and Social Enterprise’ category.
The Telstra Award judges were particularly impressed with the remarkable transformation Angie has driven at Holyoake, a leading provider of drug and alcohol counselling and support services in Western Australia.
Telstra Chief Operations Office Kate McKenzie said, “Angie managed to change the mindset of Holyoake from ‘charity’ to ‘enterprise’ by moving from 100 per cent government funding to a more diverse funding and revenue model.”
When Angie joined Holyoake as CEO in 2008, the organisation was struggling financially. She set about transforming the organisation and establishing quality controls, good governance and transparency. Angie led the development of a strategic plan, unit plans, and individual work plans, all focused on life-changing client experiences.
“I feel honoured and humbled by the accolade,” says Angie “It is a great opportunity for me to represent our sector, women in business, and will help me to continue my commitment to making a positive difference.”