Honorary Senior Fellow (April 2012)
Annette Sym was named an Honorary Senior Fellow in April 2012 in recognition of her contributions to small business, entrepreneurship and health advocacy.
Annette Sym is an acclaimed bestselling author, Australia’s No. 1 low-fat cooking expert, award winning entrepreneur and businesswoman, international motivational speaker and media identity. With no previous business experience, she turned the triumph of her own weightloss and health struggles into one of Australia’s top home-based businesses. Annette has sold over 3.5 million of her “Symply Too Good To Be True” low-fat cookbooks — all self-published, and endorsed by Diabetes Australia, doctors, hospitals, dietitians and weight loss groups. Ms Sym has received many accolades for her business success including the Telstra Australian and Queensland Micro Business of the Year and Australian Home Based Business of the Year awards. She was also included in both BRW magazine and SmartCompany’s lists of the top thirty Entrepreneurial Women in Australia. Her work in researching and incorporating healthy living recipes and lifestyle recommendations, particularly in the areas of obesity and diabetes, has helped thousands of people to obtain a healthier and happier quality of life. She continues to share her message of healthy, achievable and permanent weight-loss through her low-fat cookbook series, speaking events and workshops and her popular website.