Leader puts others first

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Kylah Morrison won the Purpose and Social Enterprise Award at the Telstra Western Australian Women’s Business Awards in Perth on Thursday night.
Camera IconKylah Morrison won the Purpose and Social Enterprise Award at the Telstra Western Australian Women’s Business Awards in Perth on Thursday night. Credit: Supplied.

Kylah Morrison has been rewarded for her work in representing and advocating for the unique needs and aspirations for local businesses by receiving the Purpose and Social Enterprise Award at the Telstra Western Australian Women’s Business Awards in Perth on Thursday night.

Ms Morrison’s work as the chief executive officer of the Karratha and District Chamber of Commerce and industry sees her provide high quality support and business advocacy to more than 400 members.

The tireless worker strives to build up Karratha as a regional city, enabling more families to live, work and play in the region; spending more quality time with each other.

Ms Morrison also gives her time up as the chairwoman for the Pilbara Universities Centre, where he is committed to growing a pipeline of talent in the region.

“I am passionate about driving results by leading thriving and sustainable organisations that are trusted and valued by the community and key stakeholders,” she said.

Her vision and purpose is to lead thriving and innovative organisations that are a strong voice and support for the local community, empowering growth and diversification leading to a more liveable and sustainable regional city.

For 24 years, the Telstra Business Women’s Awards have recognised and celebrated the outstanding achievements of Australian women in business.

Telstra regional Australia executive Janet Barnes, congratulated the Western Australian winners, who are all inspiring examples of leaders who are challenging the status quo within and beyond their industries.

“Ms Knipe has done extraordinary work for the automotive industry as well as being a powerful mentor for successful local business women in the future,” she said.

“By employing a majority of women, not only has she fostered a sense of inclusion within the industry, she has also cultivated impressive growth for the business.”

All 2019 State and Territory winners will be invited to Sydney for the National Awards judging on Wednesday, May 15.

The national winners will then be announced at a dinner celebration on Thursday, May 16.

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