Real estate business owner Hayley Van de Ven was recently recognized an ‘Awardee of Merit’ through the Women in Business Awards of Australia.
She was nominated for the 2018 Greater Brisbane Women in Business of the Year Award of Australia by her tutors and mentors in the acceler8 program.
“I was completing acceler8’s Financial Education for Women in Business 12-month course, and didn’t even know I’d been nominated until WIBAA notified me,” Ms Van de Ven said.
“Next was the submission process, which I found a really valuable experience in itself, and then on to face a formidable panel.”
Ms Van de Ven graduated from the first acceler8 program on the 5th July and is currently completing the Elite Program.
The WIBAA awards recognise and honour exceptional women making a difference across Queensland, recognizing vision, innovation, entrepreneurial drive, leadership, individuality and tenacity, and giving role models for other women to aspire to. Nominated entrants undergo a rigorous judging process to achieve the level of Awardee of Merit.
Ms Van de Ven’s prizes included more than $1000 in amazing professional development courses and resources.
“I was truly flattered to be considered, and quite blown away. I was amongst women running ‘holy crap’ businesses. The winner owns an international public relations company!”
Hayley Van de Ven chose a real estate career as a school-leaver. A successful sales agent by 18, her career went from strength to strength. After 12 years of selling, managing and collecting awards, she added two and half years of corporate experience while growing the RE/MAX brand throughout Queensland.
In 2016, she stepped into business ownership, with RE/MAX Results based in the Brisbane suburb of Morningside. Her office enjoys top market share. She opened her second RE/MAX Results office in Mackay, Queensland in May last year.
There to watch his mum accept her prestigious award on 21st September this year, along with hundreds at the Royal ICC in Brisbane, was eight-day-old Jordy.
Hayley Van de Ven, Broker Owner, RE/MAX Results – M. 0406 306 082
Lyn Cox, Public Relations – M. 0418 793 096