The Australian Institute of Management (AIM) Excellence Awards recognises the achievements of some of Australia’s best and most inspiring managers and leaders. In the recent announcement of 2015 finalists for the awards, herBusiness blogger Alison Vidotto was named as one of the Brisbane Regional Finalists in the Owner Manager of the Year category. Alison Vidotto, who is the CEO of the Vidotto Group, has been a dedicated member in the managerial field since her first teaching job at TAFE back in 1997. Today, Alison, who is also the Founder of the Australian Charity for the Children of Vietnam, is committed to imparting positive leadership principles in the lives she is reaching. The AIM Excellence Awards is based on a nomination system, whereby colleagues are able to nominate their peers or co-workers. Subsequently, an application process for the award can then be initiated by those nominated. Alison’s nomination for this award is significant for this reason. Her role in leadership and management with those around her is extensive and influential in an active way. Furthermore, her involvement in the AIM Awards will provide an “in-depth self-appraisal, affirmation” of her successes and “an increased public profile”. Alison’s achievements are definitely an outwork of her passion towards leading people. In her words: “There is a leader in all of us. It doesn’t matter where you come from or what your situation is. What matters is what you do with the resources you have and where you end up.” Read more about the awards here. Learn more about Alison Vidotto here. This post was co-authored by Natalie Ong. Natalie is currently completing a journalism internship at the HerBusiness. She studies a media degree at the University of New South Wales.