She won! Inspired Adventures’ Founder and CEO, Justine Curtis, won the Telstra Business Women’s Award for Business Owner NSW.

It’s been ten years since Justine founded Inspired Adventures—a company she hoped would give ordinary people, just like her, the opportunity to do something extraordinary and achieve transformation through experience.

From climbing Kilimanjaro to establishing Australia and New Zealand’s premier fundraising agency, Justine’s achievements are many and her desire to be the change she wants to see in the world remains strong.

It’s fitting then, that this year—whilst celebrating 10 Years of Inspired Adventures—Justine is being recognised for her efforts in driving truly incredible fundraising results for Australian and international charities.

Justine recently received the amazing news that she is a finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards, in not one, but two categories—Business Owner and Business Innovation—and on Friday 24 October 2014, she accepted the Telstra Business Women’s Award for Business Owner NSW.

Justine now joins a group of brilliant business women focused on leading, innovating and mentoring the next generation. She will now travel to Melbourne at the end of November to attend the National Awards Gala Dinner.

Humbled by the nomination and honoured by her win, Justine wants to share the love. “I will share this accomplishment with my team, our charity partners and the 4,000 Australians who have taken on our challenges and fundraised for causes they’re passionate about,” she says.

Equally as exciting is that Justine also won the Gold Stevie Award for Women in Business for Entrepreneur of the Year in Asia, Australia or New Zealand, a world recognised top honour for women in business.

Taking part in the application process for these awards has been a reflective journey for Justine, allowing her to really embrace the positive impact Inspired Adventures has had on individuals and charities—raising over $14 million since our first adventure with the Australia Tibet Council in 2005.

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