ASCA opens nominations to Women in Coffee Awards

Women in coffee

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) and Genovese Coffee have opened nominations for the Eleonora Genovese Australian Coffee Woman of the Year, and Rising Star Awards.

The awards recognise the contributions Eleonora Genovese made to the Australian coffee community. ASCA says Eleonora displayed many qualities that women in the coffee industry should aspire towards, such as drive, leadership, and passion to unite the local and international coffee communities.

Eleonora sadly lost her brave battle with cancer on 19 September 2015.

Eligible candidates for the Eleonora Genovese Australian Coffee Woman of the Year Award must demonstrate a career of 10 years or more in the coffee industry, be actively involved in the coffee community – such as active promotion of the industry, volunteer work in competition, judging or event assistance, be a mentor in their line of work, and demonstrate commitment to growing and supporting the Australian coffee scene.

Past winners include last year’s Eleonora Genovese Australian Coffee Woman of the Year Award recipient Sharon Jan of Seven Miles Coffee Roasters (pictured).

A Rising Star Award will also be presented to an up and coming industry female who has made a great impression in their field of work, regardless of their length of time in the industry.

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