It’s shaping to be an awesome year for us here at Property Zest.

Last February, our very own Karen Young bagged the Buyer’s Agent of the Year during the 2015 Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) Awards for Excellence.

Now, Karen is one of the finalists in the 2015 Telstra Business Women’s Awards, Startup Category.

The Telstra Business Women’s Awards is one of the most prestigious and highly recognised programs for businesswomen in Australia. The annual Awards celebrate businesswomen who have remarkable spirit, display leadership, and have a compelling vision that shapes what they do in their business.

Now on its 21st year, the Telstra Business Women’s Awards “not only celebrate women who have the courage to start their own business and lead their industries, but also offer them a platform to encourage others to challenge the status quo and think differently,” said Telstra Chief Operations Officer and Telstra Business Women’s Awards Ambassador, Kate McKenzie.

Karen joins 27 other brilliant Queensland women from diverse industries—childcare, public safety, farming, energy, and  real estate.. Aside from Startup Category (where Karen is one of the finalists), other categories include: Entrepreneur, National, Purpose and Social Enterprise, Government and Academia, Corporate and Private, and Young Business Women’s Award.

The winners will be announced on 29 September in Brisbane. Queensland winners will proceed to the national finals to be held on 18th November in Melbourne.

Karen founded Property Zest in 2012 out of her passion in property investing. Since then, Karen has helped investors get started in property and build their portfolio.

Karen also helps property investors empower themselves through education via Everyday Property Investing, where she holds podcast fortnightly, with topics discussing everything and anything about property investing.