The Victorian Association for Newsagents.


Our General Manager Brendan Tohill wanted to acknowledge the successful women in our Industry.

“We have so many overachieving women in our industry that balance families and children as well as enormous workloads in the day to day business. The finalists in our Inaugural year of “VANA INDUSTRY BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR” are of the highest calibre and will be honoured with the award for outstanding and inspiring leadership, resilience, passion for the industry and overachieving in their roles. All of our finalists are either CEOs, General Managers or Managing Directors.”

Chris Pecora VANA Chairman has warmly embraced the new award stating “Gender equality is vital to the health of our industry, we have so many worthy high-class finalists  & astute businesswomen, VANA is so proud to incorporate this Award in 2019”

2019 VANA “Industry Business Woman of the Year Finalists”

Jacky Letford

Managing Director

Kammeron George

General Manager Consumer Sales & Marketing

Eulinid Stevenson

CEO Henderson Greetings

Helen Dowling

CEO Newspower

VANA Vice-Chairman Kate Mcdonald, a highly revered businesswoman in our industry, and expert in the distribution sector will present the Award.

Good luck to all finalists of this inaugural award.

It is appropriate we officially release the finalists today as it is International Women’s Day.

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