Illawarra Mercury 31st March 2011
“CARMEN Rudd and Natalie Viselli have been named as the Illawarra Business Woman of the Year and Illawarra Young Business Woman of the Year.
The prestigious awards were announced when Illawarra Women in Business (IWIB) directors Glenda Papac and Delyse Del Turco yesterday hosted the third annual IWIB Illawarra Business Women's Awards.
Mrs Rudd was recognised for her role in developing Wollongong Serviced Apartments into a leading accommodation venue, developing an innovative new business called Illawarra Concierge and using her business successes to make a difference to many people in the Wollongong community and around the world.
She was chosen from 20 finalists for making many significant contributions with her time, talents and resources.
This year's awards had double the number of entries from 2010.
In accepting her award, Mrs Rudd acknowledged her late father Paul Gauci for inspiring her in business.”