Taking a Leap of Faith | Laini Bennett

Taking a Leap of Faith

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When RangeMe CEO Nicky Jackson started her retail product discovery platform in her children’s toy room, she thought it would keep her mind occupied while on maternity leave. She didn’t expect it to turn into a global juggernaut. Here, she shares her leadership journey as a female founder, including her lessons learned. It was May

Leading By Influence, Not Authority | Laini Bennett

Leading By Influence, Not Authority

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Chairman and Board Director Pauline Vamos believes that good leaders use their influencing skills to drive positive change rather than wielding their authority. Her knowledge and experience as a leader are hard-won, having faced numerous challenges in her life and career. Here, Vamos shares her leadership journey and lessons learned, including why leaders shouldn’t make

Doing it Differently With Zoe Simmons | Laini Bennett

Doing it Differently With Zoe Simmons

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Zoe Simmons lives with disabilities that cause her constant, agonising pain and extreme fatigue. Her ability to establish a successful copyrighting and SEO business, in spite of the challenges she faces, is inspiring. Here, she shares the lessons she’s learned from doing it differently, including why female founders need to be brave.  What inspired you

Doing it Differently With Stephanie Bofinger | Laini Bennett

Doing it Differently With Stephanie Bofinger

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When Stephanie Bofinger launched her female body armour business, manufacturers told her that what she wanted was impossible. As a former professional athlete, she refused to take no for an answer. Here, she shares her lessons from doing it differently, including why female entrepreneurs need stamina.  What inspired you to launch your own business?  I

Doing it Differently With Tara Bogna | Laini Bennett

Doing it Differently With Tara Bogna

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When Tara Bogna launched her lash serum startup, she felt like an imposter in the beauty industry. But her brother and co-founder, Trevor, saw something in her that she didn’t. Here, she shares her lessons from doing it differently, including why female entrepreneurs should have courage. What inspired you to launch your own business?  My

The Privilege of Helping Others | Laini Bennett

The Privilege of Helping Others

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State Schools’ Relief CEO Sue Karzis believes that passion for what you do drives innovation and success. Certainly, her passion for helping disadvantaged youth has helped change lives. Here, she shares her leadership journey and lessons learned. It was an email from a school principal during the COVID-19 pandemic that started the ball rolling. They

Doing it Differently With Sara Sheehan | Laini Bennett

Doing it Differently With Sara Sheehan

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When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Sara Sheehan leveraged her experience working in global consulting firms to launch her own leadership consultancy. While she mentors others she, too, has benefited from business coaching. Here, Sheehan shares the lessons she has learned from doing it differently, including turning challenges into strategic learning opportunities. What inspired you to

Doing it Differently With Cindy Barberes | Laini Bennett

Doing it Differently With Cindy Barberes

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Cindy Barberes used to be focused on the facts: black and white. After leaving the corporate world, she discovered many other beautiful colours through a commitment to self-care. This extended to launching a natural skincare business that gives back to the community. Here she shares how she learned to compete in a new industry. What

Doing it Differently With Cynthia Krantz | Laini Bennett

Doing it Differently With Cynthia Krantz

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After her son became sick, Cynthia Krantz knew she needed a role with flexibility, so she launched a social media agency. Pre-pandemic, her 100% remote business raised eyebrows. Today, it is embraced enthusiastically. Here she shares the lessons she has learned from doing it differently. What inspired you to launch your own business? When my

Doing it Differently With Lynn Power | Laini Bennett

Doing it Differently With Lynn Power

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Lynn Power used to love building brands, but her high-powered advertising role left little room for creativity. So, she put on her entrepreneurial hat and co-founded a hair care brand. What she didn’t expect to encounter was ageism. Here she shares the lessons she has learned from doing it differently. What inspired you to launch