The pioneer of modern dance

Interview with Dr Elizabeth Cameron Dalman OAM

“I knew I was breaking the boundaries but I knew I wasn’t alone.” Dr Elizabeth Cameron Dalman OAM.   From where I sit, the woman you’re about to meet should be one of our more well-known artistic icons. One day … Continue reading

The musical director

Interview with Nicolette Fraillon — Chief Conductor and Musical Director - The Australian Ballet.

Nicolette Fraillon was just 12 when she set her sights on becoming a conductor. The only problem was all of her role models in the world’s orchestra pits were men. Fraillon’s dream profession was steeped in tradition and females were persona … Continue reading

The Respect Victoria CEO

Interview with Tracey Gaudry

Changing the attitudes and behaviours that drive family violence is a challenge of a lifetime. Tracey Gaudry, CEO Respect Victoria.   Tracey Gaudry, CEO of the state’s first organisation focused on primary prevention of family violence, has impressive runs on … Continue reading

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

The Ovarian Cancer board member

Interview with Marina Go — Ovarian Cancer Australia Board.

Marina Go is one of Australian publishing’s success stories. From Editor of Dolly Magazine to GM at Bauer Media, the current Chair of the Wests Tigers NRL Club is a nimble, creative thinker. She now joins Managing Director of Twitter … 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 Honda 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