Andrea Michaels named a finalist in the 2017 Telstra Business Women’s Awards

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Andrea Michaels, Managing Director of NDA Law, has been named a state finalist in theprestigious Telstra Business Women’s Awards, to be announced in Adelaide next week.

Now in their 23rd year, the Telstra Business Women’s Awards celebrate the outstanding achievementsof South Australian business women working across a number of industry sectors.

Ms Michaels was singled out in the ‘Entrepreneur’ category for her success in establishing one of SA’sonly female-owned corporate law firms, as well as her work mentoring young women in the legalindustry, and her passion for social justice issues.

“To be named a South Australian finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards is a real honour, notjust to have my own journey recognised, but also to be able to stand alongside so many remarkablelocal women who have made their mark on the business landscape in various ways.

“The Awards really highlight the depth of female talent we have in this state and what they are capableof achieving.

“Law is still very much a boy’s club and although we have a high number of women graduating in thefield, there’s such a small percentage who make it to the top. As a finalist in these Awards. I’d like tothink it could inspire others to pursue their own leadership dreams.

“NDA Law is all about showing how you can build a different kind of law firm where it’s less aboutgender and billable hours, and more about expertise, great client service, and outstanding team work.

That’s the essence of a thriving business.”Since NDA Law was established in January 2015, Andrea Michaels and her firm have won a number ofnational awards and endorsements, including a place in the Best Lawyerslist of Australia’s lawyers forCommercial Law, Tax Law, and Wealth and Succession Planning. The firm also won ‘Best BoutiqueLaw Firm’ in the 2017 Corporate Live Wire Finance Awardsearlier this year.

In additional to the Telstra Business Women’s Awards, Ms Michaels is also a finalist in the nationalWomen in Law Awards to be announced next week in Melbourne.

Local Telstra award winners will be announced at a dinner on Tuesday October 17, withnational finals to be held on November 21.