A Disruptive Influence | Laini Bennett

A Disruptive Influence

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When registered nurse and mother of four, Tamar Krebs, launched her business, Group Homes Australia, she was determined to disrupt the aged care industry. For too long, there had been no alternative to the traditional care model, particularly for those living with dementia, and she believed the industry was ripe for change. Here, Krebs shares

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

Breaking Down Barriers | Laini Bennett

Breaking Down Barriers

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They say behind every great man is a great woman. But in the case of Dr Nadine Marcus, there have been many great men supporting her career in a field that remains male-dominated. Dr Marcus is Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, at UNSW. Here, she shares her leadership journey and lessons learned, including how

A Shining Example of Leadership | Starlight Children's Foundation | Laini Bennett

A Shining Example of Leadership

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Thinking positively can have a transformative effect on mental well-being and, even, on achieving organisational goals. Here, Starlight Children’s Foundation CEO Louise Baxter shares her leadership journey and lessons learned, including how she has used the power of positivity to transform her charity into an award-winning beacon of brightness in the lives of sick children. 

Master Of Her Domain | Laini Bennett

Master of Her Domain

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Known for her courage and character, Master Builders Australia CEO Denita Wawn is the face of Australia’s second largest industry. She believes female leaders should not lose sight of who they are, including their femininity. Here, she shares her leadership journey and lessons learned. When Master Builders Australia CEO Denita Wawn was in her mid-20s,

First Lady of Engineering | Laini Bennett

First Lady of Engineering

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Engineers Australia CEO, Dr Bronwyn Evans AM, has been appointed as the first female CEO of, not one, but two respected institutions. Her achievements in her male dominated profession of engineering are equally impressive. Here, she shares her leadership journey and lessons learned. Australia’s track record for promoting women to the CEO of large organisations

Driven By A Dream | Laini Bennett

Driven By A Dream

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A newspaper ad was the catalyst for Patricia Carroll OAM to realise her dream of easily accessible adult education courses for people with disabilities. Her daughter, born with Down Syndrome, was her inspiration for making this happen. More than 40 years later, Carroll’s determination has helped forge pathways for people with disabilities, and women in