Congratulations to Lesley Falloon OAM, the former Mayor who took out the first Bayside Women’s Soirèe ‘Lifetime Achievement Award.’ Lesley’s quick wit inspired guests representing small business, professional services, entrepreneurs, medical professionals, captains of industry, educators and women seeking a … Continue reading

Lifetime Achievement Award winner

Interview with Lesley Falloon OAM

It was such a pleasure to witness Lesley Falloon OAM receive a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at  our first Bayside Women’s Soirèe. The Federal Member for Goldstein Tim Wilson MP handed the award (generously sponsored by Firbank Grammar)  to the vivacious … Continue reading


It is brilliant to read the updated official British royal family website describe Meghan Markle’s commitment to promoting feminism. Her bio emerged on the site sometime after the wedding and indicates she will continue to push for gender equality. This … Continue reading

The Jade Lily Author

Interview with Kirsty Manning

Be resilient. I’m yet to meet a writer that hasn’t been rejected at some point. It’s like a dirty secret bottom drawer that we keep. Kirsty Manning Australian Author The Jade Lily.   Kirsty Manning’s popularity on the Australian literary scene … Continue reading


We have more time than many of us may realise. Each one of us has 168 hours each week.  It doesn’t feel like it right? So, how do we find time for what matters most? Is it possible to finally learn … Continue reading

The history-making Director

Interview with Carolyn McMahon

A key learning was that my voice is valuable. That was a bit of a lightbulb moment for me. Carolyn McMahon, Company Director.   Carolyn McMahon’s first job at Honda Australia was as personal assistant to the Managing Director. Ambitious and sharp, … Continue reading