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Interview with About Engaging Women

Engaging women elevates the voices of Australian women and girls through publishing, mentorship and advocacy. We share insights and wisdom from some of the most accomplished people in the nation. It’s a site of trusted content, community, inspiration, and a soon-to-be launched video content  … 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

The cancer researcher

Interview with Dr Misty Jenkins — Cancer researcher.

“You decide the kind of person you want to be and the legacy you want to leave and how you want to live your life, you go out and make that happen. I love what I do; I love the … 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 Australian Women Donors Network CEO

Interview with Julie Reilly

“I use my voice is to really frame my message in hard economic terms, not necessarily coming purely from a moral standpoint that’s it’s the right thing to do, but it’s also the smart thing to do.” Julie Reilly, Australian … Continue reading

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

The Young Australian of the Year

Interview with Drisana Levitzke-Gray

“Growing up in the Deaf community with so many role models and so many people who inspire, I really always felt the answers were there.” Drisana Levitzke-Gray, Young Australian of the Year.   There’s a term you may or may not be … Continue reading

The women's musician/historian

Interview with Lorraine Milne

How many of us have heard of poet and suffragist Louisa Lawson? I’m guessing not nearly as many as the number of Australians who know a great deal about her famous author/poet son Henry Lawson. Truth is, many great Australian women like Louisa have gone … Continue reading

The World Cup Captain

Interview with Laura Geitz

“Be open to some criticism… Sometimes it’s just because someone sees a great skill that you probably don’t see at the time. Just try to be open to that.” Laura Geitz Australian Diamonds.   To say our community was thrilled when the … Continue reading