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

Coco, three Weeks 1962

Rare pictures of Coco Chanel by the photographer Douglas Kirkland are compelling. The photographer was on assignment in 1962 and lived with the fashion icon for three weeks. This is what he saw through the lens… Coco Chanel. Chanel with Kirkland. … 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 ballerina, her butterflies

Interview with Ako Kondo

      “When I was a student a teacher said, “you’re just thinking about how to jump but for ballet you have to think about flying away…” Ako Kondo. Watch Ako Kondo demonstrate how she transforms into character in … Continue reading

Nicole, the fashion blogger

Interview with Nicole Warne — In fashion.

Nicole Warne is a fashion blogger who keeps pace with the digital global fashion pack. Her site Gary Pepper Girl attracts more than 1million followers on Instagram, she collaborates with the likes of Louis Vuitton and Dolce & Gabbana, is a Lavazza style consultant and walked the … 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