The tech entrepreneur

Interview with Cyan Ta'eed — Envato.

“It was only when I started saying ‘yes’ that things started happening. It was the wrong way around from what I’d imagined.” Cyan Ta’eed Telstra Victorian Business Woman of the Year.   Cyan Ta’eed co-founded super-successful digital goods company Envato from her … Continue reading

AMBASSADORS RAISE FUNDS FOR LUKE BATTY FOUNDATION

WHO: Melissa Jeffcott – Ambassador for Good CAUSE: The Luke Batty Foundation Never Alone Campaign MOVIE: Mother’s Day – starring Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts GUESTS: Bayside Melbourne change-makers. Last Friday night another group of change-makers took time out from their busy lives … Continue reading

SUPPORTING FEMALES IN MEDIA

I’ve been surrounded and inspired by journalists since I was a little girl. My dad was a federal politician so I’d often answer the phone to the likes of Michelle Grattan and Laurie Oakes and eavesdrop on their interviews. Back then, the press gallery … Continue reading

NATASHA STOTT DESPOJA ON DIVERSITY

Interview with Natasha Stott Despoja

Natasha Stott Despoja has elegantly presented the case for gender equality her entire career. As the sun sets on another International Women’s Day, I thought it would be great to revisit a woman who has been advocating for most of her … Continue reading

The space ambassador

Interview with Jackie Slaviero

“Just be brave enough to take the first step. I didn’t realise who I was until I went to Space Camp and was challenged.” Jackie Slaviero. Former teacher, Jackie Slaviero’s bio is rather unique. International Ambassador of the Space Camp … Continue reading

The foreign correspondent

Interview with Zoe Daniel

“I’ve had to push through lots of fear: literal fear for my safety but also fear of failure. The worst thing I can do for me – for my mental and emotional health – is not do it.” Zoe Daniel.   … Continue reading

The Twitter managing director

Interview with Karen Stocks

As managing director of Twitter Australia, Karen Stocks is used to talking in 140 characters or less. I convinced her to say a little more. Here, she shares what it’s like to work for the social media juggernaut and how … Continue reading

The pro vice chancellor

Interview with Catherine O'Sullivan — Harvard Kennedy Women's Leadership Board.

“The fact I’m jetting off to Harvard because I’ve been invited to join the Harvard Kennedy Women’s Leadership Board – in my wildest dreams would never, ever have happened – but it has happened because I reached out.” Catherine O’Sullivan. … Continue reading

The app developer

Interview with Neva Elliott — Author/app developer.

Gold Coast mum-of-two Neva Elliott, who has been busy sprinkling her version of parenting magic into the world. She’s produced an adorable App with an extensive library of low-cost ideas to help little imaginations thrive, a book and website Busy Little Kids.   … Continue reading

The mining exec

Interview with Sharon Warburton — Brookfield Multiplex executive director.

“You don’t get offered Non-Executive director every day of the week so it was more a case of, ‘this is what I want to do, now let me work out how on earth we are going to make this work.” … Continue reading