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Kathie M. Thomas pioneered the Virtual Assistant industry in Australia and established the first VA network in the southern hemisphere. Through a desire to work at home and be present for her family, she registered her business in March 1994 and took it online in January 1996. Kathie has written many articles online and has been published in books and magazines.

During the 27 years of her business, the Virtual Assistant network spread into several countries with the majority of members throughout Australia.

Kathie retired March 2021 and sold her business to a fellow VA.

Awards and recognitions:

2010-2018 Listed in Australia’s Who’s Who of Women
2014 BNI Ambassador
2012 BNI Melbourne East Hall of Fame
2009 Nominee Australian of the Year Awards 2009
2008 Nominee Australian of the Year Awards 2008
Published “It Happened By Design” – a book on God-incidences
Highly Commended Women in Business Award, MCEI
Faithwriters Seal for Outstanding Read – for the book ” Worth More Than Rubies
Listed in the Top 100 Australian Bloggers for Virtual Assistant – THE Blog
Nominee for the Thomas Leonard International Virtual Assistant of Distinction Award
Highly Commended Australian Achievers Award for Office Services and Supplies
Highly Commended Australian Achievers Award for Office Services and Supplies
MBN Highly Commended Established Business,
MBN Virtual Business of the Year
MBN Ambassador of the Year (Vic/TAS/SA)
AIOP Award of Excellence, Highly Recommended
Highly Commended Australian Achiever Award for Office, Secretarial & Desktop Publishing Services.
Australian Achiever Award – Melbourne Secretarial & Word Processing Services, Winner.

Kathie M. Thomas was awarded ‘Member of the Year’, Victoria in 1993 by the Institute of Professional Secretaries (IPSA) and was runner-up for the National Title.

Other sites owned by Kathie:
VA Directory