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 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 Kiani Mills | Laini Bennett

Doing it Differently With Kiani Mills

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When Kiani Mills returned from maternity leave at a law firm to find she no longer had a job, it motivated her to start a conveyancing company. She faced many obstacles, including her own inexperience and lack of confidence, but used them as a foundation for growth. Here she shares the lessons she learned from

You Don't Need To Be A Hero | Laini Bennett

You Don’t Have To Be A Hero

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Governance Institute of Australia CEO Megan Motto has benefited from female leaders championing her. Now she is helping the next generation of women reach their full potential. Here, Motto shares her leadership journey and lessons learned as an accomplished CEO and Board Director, so others may benefit from her experience. When Governance Institute of Australia

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 Justine Cox | Laini Bennett

Doing it Differently With Justine Cox

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When Justine Cox became a first-time mother at 43, it inspired her to launch her leadership coaching business, so she could spend more time with her son. One of her biggest challenges learning to put a value on herself with pricing. Here, she shares her leadership lessons and some great tips for integrating work and

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