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

The Brookfield Director

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

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 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