Fifty inspiring West Australian women have been named by Scoop Magazine as "WA Women of Success'.
Criteria for choosing the women were that they had to be successful, inspiring and have
contributed to their local or wider community. They also shared stories about the trials and tribulations they faced, the compromises made and the lessons learnt on the road to success.
Carol Hanlon's diverse and dedication to small business qualified her well for the ‘WA Women of Success Top 50'. Carol is Founding Manager and Facilitator at the Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc. (Belmont BEC), Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre of Western Australia Inc. (TCFWA), designedge fashion incubator, Belmont Small Business Awards and many other initiatives established since 1994.
Ms Hanlon's small business background includes fashion design, clothing manufacturing, wholesale, retail and export for over twenty years on the east coast of Australia. In her previous life as a small business owner, Ms Hanlon was responsible for the design, production, direction and staging of her own fashion label - which received international acclaim. The fashion studio won the Geelong Business Excellence Award for Manufacturing - under 20 employees, in 1986.
Carol Hanlon, CEO of Belmont BEC and TCFWA said of the WA Women of Success Awards, "I admire women who have integrity and values, that stick to their guns, roll up their sleeves and get things done. I am honoured to be chosen by Scoop Magazine amongst so many other women I admire."
Of her future plans for Belmont BEC, TCFWA and her other projects dedicated to helping grow small business in Australia, Carol said, "My goal is to keep being innovative and keep being a small business incubator that delivers online business training and mentoring to small businesses all over Australia."
Belmont Business Enterprise Centre
Belmont BEC is a non profit community based organisation established, in 1994, to assist in the growth and development of small business. Over the years it has originated a large range of well known projects and programs for the benefit of its small business clients that have included the Belmont Small Business Awards, Designedge Innovation Festival, multicultural Business Support Services, WA Racing Industry Project and the Belmont BEC is also an industry specialist on creative industry, fashion and TCFL industries.