The feminist leader

Interview with Dr Anne Summers AO

We broke into houses, smashed the windows, changed the locks and occupied them. Dr Anne Summers AO.   Dr Anne Summers was at the helm of the movement which changed Australia for women. As the above quote illustrates; she threw … 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

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

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

VIDEO: HOW TO SAY NO

Interview with Kemi Nekvapil

Our new video content is all about sharing strategies and techniques to enable more women to embrace their voice in Australian society. It’s not just for business women or aspiring women leaders, it’s for artists, makers, scientists, sportswomen, professional mums, no matter what stage … Continue reading

The art of finding your window of opportunity

Interview with Sara James

I think one of the things I’ve always remembered is the old, ‘If there’s not a door, there’s a window.’ Sara James Emmy award-winning journalist.   Sara James is an author, Emmy-award winning journalist and commentator who covers Australasia for … Continue reading

UN Women National Committee Australia

Interview with Janelle Weissman

I believe that it takes one person at a time to shift the gender equality dial. Janelle Weissman, UN Women National Committee Australia.   UN Women is the United Nations entity for gender equality and women’s empowerment. It’s all about: … Continue reading

The Ambassador for Women and Girls

Interview with Natasha Stott Despoja

The difficulty of being a leader of a political party on a national level, being the most experienced person in the room (at one stage having served the longest) being the youngest and being female which meant that I still … Continue reading

The Luke Batty Foundation CEO

Interview with Rosie Batty

If Luke hadn’t died in such an extreme way, I’d just be one of those ‘family violence’ people no one listens to. Rosie Batty, CEO Luke Batty Foundation, Australian of the Year 2015.   Rosie Batty has continued to work tirelessly … Continue reading