She also won the Bronze Most Inspirational YAward, adding to the 30-plus national and international business awards she has received over her career.
Gosse won the award for disrupting the global swimming pool and spa industry through AIS’s inline water disinfection technology which provides safe and socially responsible water disinfection for commercial and residential swimming pools.
Additionally, she is bringing awareness to the trillions of litres of water that are being wasted every day by inferior water disinfection technologies and highlighting the responsibility of the pool and spa industry, governments and private sector to ensure water is preserved to enhance life, namely the sustainability of our planet’s people, creatures and ecosystems.
Gosse became CEO of AIS Water after arriving from Russia without being able to speak a word of English. Her story includes how she arrived in Australia after living in a home where family violence was common, where she left behind a successful entertainment career, learned English, completed further university studies and then reinvented herself by succeeding in the male dominated industry of water disinfection. Elena also gives back to her community throughout a range of initiatives including Dancing CEOs which raises funds to assist women escaping domestic and family violence.
AIS Water’s technology is is included in FINA competition pools, municipal pools, aquatic centres, swim schools, hotel and resort pools, water theme parks and more.