CEO for Doltone House Group, Anna Cesarano announced as Barnardos Australia’s Mo

By Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia, 8 May, 2013

Leading child welfare charity Barnardos Australia is thrilled to announce Anna Cesarano as their new Mother of the Year Awards Business Ambassador and member of the awards’ judging panel.
Now in its 18th year, Barnardos Australia’s Mother of the Year Awards is the charity’s flagship event, which honours and recognises the enormous contribution that everyday mums make in shaping Australia’s future through nurturing children.
Of her new role with Barnardos, Anna says she is honoured and delighted to be able to contribute to this great cause. As a mother of two, Anna happily balances work and motherhood in a fast paced leading hospitality business of some 300 employees in total. Family businesses account for around 70 per cent of all businesses in Australia and employ 50 per cent of the Australian workforce, so that’s a great contribution from working mothers.
“Family businesses bring passion to the workplace – an indescribable motivation to succeed, you don’t mentally clock off”, says Anna. “Family values are that of unity, trust, dedication and commitment. Combine these attributes to every day business and you have a great formula”, she continued. “Many mothers are a leading force to their own family unit regardless if you are the CEO of a company or a stay-home mum. Barnardos acknowledge these touching stories through their awards programme which I am humbled to be a part of”.
Being an active participant of the family business and having won NSW Family Business of the Year in 2009 (2nd generation), and inducted into Family Business Australia Hall of Fame in November 2012, Anna proudly fosters the skills and attributes that contribute to the driving success of the ‘people in the business’. She was featured in BRW in 2009 discussing succession planning in family businesses.
Anna Cesarano joins other high profile Barnardos Mother of the Year Ambassadors including Professor Kerryn Phelps and her wife, Jackie Stricker-Phelps, Noni Hazlehurst, Damien Leith, Natarsha Belling, Lisa Wilkinson, Heidi Middleton (Sass & Bide) and Dr. Ginni Mansberg.
To learn more about 2013 Barnardos Australia’s Mother of the Year Awards and the vital work Barnardos carry out for Australian children please visit
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The national winner of the 2013 Barnardos Australia’s Mother of the Year will be announced at a gala luncheon on Friday, 10th May, 2013 at Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf, Pyrmont.

Doltone House was National Winner in the Specialty Meeting Venue Category last year. NSW Winners now qualify for the 2012 MEA National Awards to be announced in early May 2013.

Source: Doltone House