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


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


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


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