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 University of Melbourne scientist

Interview with Professor Julie Bines — University of Melbourne, Murdoch Children's Research Institute.

“Think broadly, don’t be siloed within your own discipline; listen to what’s happening in the community.” Professor Julie Bines.   Australia’s brightest scientists have always smashed it out of the park in the fight against the deadly Rotavirus. Science icon Dr Ruth Bishop and her team … 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 Melbourne Comedy Festival Director

Interview with Susan Provan — Melbourne International Comedy Festival Director .

I’ve been lucky to have some great mentors who I can chew that fat with and a great network of friends, it’s amazing to sit and have a cup of tea with friends to help you figure things out. Susan Provan.   … Continue reading

The Foundation for Young Australians CEO

Interview with Jan Owen — CEO Foundation for Young Australians.

We think about jobs as a kind of jungle gym now, not a ladder. You need very different skills and capabilities to cope. Jan Owen, AM.   Jan Owen knows a thing or two about preparing our young people to thrive in the new … Continue reading

The Squarewave CEO

Interview with Jacinta Carboon

Society is missing out on the brain power and contribution of women. Everyone is too scared to really be disruptive. I think we need to be disruptive. Jacinta Carboon Squareweave CEO   Jacinta Carboon has been pushing gender equality for … Continue reading

Dame Quentin Bryce

Interview with Dame Quentin Bryce

Academic, lawyer, human rights advocate, university college principal, vice-regal representative in Queensland, and Australia and a grandmother… that’s just the start of Dame Quentin’s illustrious achievements. You’d be hard pressed to find an Australian who doesn’t hold a degree of affection … 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 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