RMIT’s College of Business has honoured Rosie Thomas, CEO and Co-founder of Project Rockit, as part of the 2015 Female Entrepreneur Awards.
The Female Entrepreneur Awards recognise outstanding women in business across five awards categories, covering emerging and established entrepreneurship both in industry and social enterprises.
RMIT proudly supported the awards by sponsoring the award for Female Social Entrepreneur of the Year.
Presented recently at a luncheon organised by the League of Extraordinary Women, the event was attended by a who’s-who of the Australian female entrepreneurial community.
At the awards luncheon, Caryl Hertz, Senior Manager of the Industry Engagement and Work Integrated Learning group in the College of Business, presented the award for Female Social Entrepreneur of the Year to winner, Rosie Thomas.
“RMIT is delighted to be involved with the Awards, which provide such important nurturing of social entrepreneurship. We encourage this entrepreneurial spirit in all of our students studying at RMIT,” Hertz said.
The League of Extraordinary Women is an inspirational community of more than 35,000 female entrepreneurs across Australia.
Co-founders of the League, who auspice the Female Entrepreneur Awards, include RMIT alumni Sheryl Thai and Sarah Riegelhuth.
Thai, a graduate of the Bachelor of Business, Information Systems is well known as Melbourne’s reigning “Cupcake Queen”.
She is the Founder and Director of the Cupcake Central chain, which she established in 2009.
Riegelhuth, a graduate of the Bachelor of Business, Financial Planning is a financial guru and author of the well-known personal finances book, Get Rich Slow.
She is the Co-founder of We Love Numbers, Wealth Enhancers and Grow My Team.
Story: Aaron Hughes/Yvette Grant