Doing it Differently With Melissa MacGowan | Laini Bennett

Doing it Differently with Melissa MacGowan

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Melissa MacGowan’s life changed dramatically due to the early onset of menopause. Wanting to help others, she left her corporate role to launch the Meno Collective, which partners with workplaces to provide menopause education and resources. Here, she shares the lessons she has learned from doing it differently. What inspired you to launch your own

Managing Life's Masterclass | Laini Bennett

Managing Life’s Masterclass

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When Kate Engler’s marriage ended, she knew she needed to change how she did business so she could support her family and be present for her sons. The outcome was her highly successful Meet the Press Masterclass. Here she shares her leadership journey and lessons learned. Kate Engler was stoked. It was 2012, and she’d

Doing it Differently With Elaine Morrison | Laini Bennett

Doing it Differently With Elaine Morrison

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When an autoimmune disease unexpectedly struck Pilates instructor Elaine Morrison down, the cure changed her life. It inspired her to launch a collagen-based wellness business to help others. Here, she shares the lessons she has learned from doing it differently. What inspired you to launch your own business?  My journey from certified Pilates instructor to

Doing it Differently With Winter Clark | Laini Bennett

Doing it Differently With Winter Clark

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When Winter Clark’s side hustle began to grow organically, she took a chance and swapped teaching English for launching her business. Following her intuition has seen her thrive, including writing and publishing two books. Here, she shares the lessons she has learned from doing it differently. What inspired you to launch your own business?  Before

Doing it Differently With Carol Grimshaw | Laini Bennett

Doing it Differently With Carol Grimshaw

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Lawyer Carol Grimshaw was a high school dropout who went on to launch a boutique law firm in her 40s. She has since been recognised as one of 50 elite women in the Australian legal industry. Here she shares the lessons she has learned from launching her own business. What inspired you to launch your

Fighting For Those Who Can't | Laini Bennett

Fighting for Those Who Can’t

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As the CEO of Women’s Community Shelters, Annabelle Daniel OAM will soon open her ninth crisis accommodation shelter in as many years. While now a respected leader in her sector, she has battled industry scepticism and, at times, her feelings of self-worth to ensure that women and children facing domestic violence have a haven in

Thriving on Gut Instinct | Laini Bennett

Thriving on Gut Instinct

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Dana Kay’s son has ADHD. Frustrated with the effects of traditional medicine, she sought an alternative. The outcome changed her life – and that of hundreds of other families. Here, she shares her journey from a loving but desperate mother to thriving businesswoman, including her leadership lessons learned. When Dana Kay’s son Oliver was a

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A Woman of Conviction

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From state high school student to CEO of a global bank, HSBC Global Private Banking and Wealth CEO Annabel Spring’s career is impressive. She has been at the coalface of the financial industry when rocked by crises, from 9/11 to the GFC. Here, she shares advice on building resilience in the face of adversity. She