“I love chemo@home because it allows me to provide my patients with high-quality care and respond rapidly to changes in their care requirements. It’s a privilege to get to help people during their time of need,” said Julie.
With more than 25 years’ experience as a certified oncology pharmacist, Julie Adams and her business partner founded a chemotherapy business, chemo@home, which offers patients the convenience and flexibility of having their cancer treatment in the comfort of their own homes. The business also provides home infusions for other conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis.
Julie, who also won the 2016 Telstra Western Australian Business Women’s Entrepreneur Award at an awards event in Perth, developed a product service offering that could revolutionise the patient-centric model. The impact of travelling to hospital can be daunting for patients and providing a personalised home service is proving a massive success for patients and reducing the overload on hospitals.
With no business model to follow for this type of health care delivery from either a clinical or business perspective, Julie needed to innovate, negotiate, collaborate and problem solve to make it a reality. From a clinical perspective, she has utilised her expertise in home-based care and complex therapies to provide leadership, accountability and confidence to the nursing team and health care partners. She recently commenced a PhD, with her research aimed to assist those cancer patients in the community who require oral chemotherapy.
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Other winners at the 2016 Telstra Western Australian Business Women’s Awards in Perth are:
Marion Fulker2016 Telstra Western Australian Business Women’s For Purpose and Social Enterprise Award winner
Marion Fulker is the founding CEO of think tank, Committee for Perth, which undertakes research on the social, demographic and economic challenges of Perth, and benchmarks against other cities. Using a multi-pronged research approach academic, in-house, consultative, and on the ground inputs – the Committee has become a credible voice on the future of Perth. Marion’s contribution to this research agenda has been recognised by her appointment as adjunct senior research fellow at The University of Western Australia in 2013. Marion was appointed to the Committee in 2006. Over the past decade, she has led diverse teams to produce a number of landmark reports which offer new insights and proposed solutions that challenge the status quo. One of which provides a comprehensive understanding of the structural and cultural barriers that impedes women’s professional progress in Perth. Marion said the report was initially for a local audience, but it found its way into boardrooms across the country.
Tania Sinibaldi2016 Telstra Western Australian Business Women’s Corporate and Private Award winner
Tania Sinibaldi has a career spanning more than 30 years in the human resources sector. She is the chief operating officer, staffing services, for Chandler Macleod, a leading provider of integrated human resources services in Australasia. Tania leads a division that offers a range of services including permanent, contract and contingent employment, as well as behavioural interviewing, psychometric assessments and global sourcing strategies. Some of her responsibilities include leading and growing the business, developing business leaders, and overseeing operations. Tania has overseen major re-structural changes, such as in 2015 when Chandler Macleod delisted from the ASX and listed on the Tokyo exchange as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Recruit Holdings. She visited Japan to learn about the teams, culture and policies of the new parent company. When she returned she led an immersion program for her team to help them understand how to adapt new processes, in particular in unit management.
Betty Tran2016 Telstra Western Australian Young Business Woman of the Year
Betty Tran’s love for fashion began when she started helping her mother, a talented seamstress, manufacture garments for numerous Australian and international fashion labels. Although initially studying public relations, her love for garment manufacturing resulted in her switching to a fashion and textiles degree. It was in 2012, that Betty launched her own label, Betty Tran, an Australian couture and ready-to-wear luxury brand. The core product line at Betty Tran consists of glamorous evening gowns, party cocktail dresses and functional day wear. Betty says that all garments are made with high attention to detail and are timeless in their design, so each piece is an investment that can withstand fickle trends. With what started out with a $2,000 loan, has now grown into a business with two stand-alone stores in Western Australia, stock in stores globally and an international profile as a result of involvement in the prestigious Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Australia, New York and most recently Los Angeles.
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