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Where we share stories that empower women and young people, providing them with the knowledge, confidence and drive to realise and maximise their life journey. Women supporting women…  let’s work towards an incredible future together. Share your story here.

Lies our culture feeds us

Lies our culture feeds us

From the moment we are born, we are like giant sponges, absorbing everything around us. Some people are lucky – they are fed nothing but positivity that nourishes their mind and body. Sadly, the majority of people are spoon-fed cultural expectations and toxicity that...

What happens when a friend dies suddenly

What happens when a friend dies suddenly

My 2019 started messy. Like a kid with their hands in a birthday cake messy… only that’s a good kind of messy. This messy looked like white hospital walls and one too many “come in, we think it’s time” moments.   On 1 January this year, my grandpa died.  ...

‘Stuff it’ moments that changed my life

‘Stuff it’ moments that changed my life

There are times in everyone’s life when enough is enough. When you’re so exhausted of doing the same dance each day that you have a ‘moment’. You wind up making a snap decision that if we were talking about a movie, would be accompanied by those painful violin noises...

A slippery slope: shame, empathy and illness

A slippery slope: shame, empathy and illness

Shame. It’s one of the most toxic emotions and if you give it an inch, it will control your life. Shame is far more clever and wittier than our brains give it credit for and it latches onto the people it knows it can wreak the most havoc on.   I’ve carried the...

What it feels like to live with a chronic condition

What it feels like to live with a chronic condition

As I type this, I’ve just returned to Australia from a break overseas where I enjoyed paddle boarding, snorkeling, kayaking and all of the usual things holidays bring… and now it seems I am paying for it both physically and mentally. When you have a chronic condition,...

How to control your emotions and succeed in life

How to control your emotions and succeed in life

Twelve years ago, I was a clinically depressed, overthinking, over-drinking, cigarette smoking woman with a career on the fast-track to nowhere. Today, I am a non-smoking, sometimes drinking, healthy, happy being working in a challenging, well paid management...

Why you are the most important brand you’ll either focus on or choose to ignore

Whether you realise it or not, everyone has a personal brand. Including you. Sure, there are people out there who are carefully designing a purposeful personal brand and then… well, there is everyone else. People choosing to let their digital footprint run loose...

How my homeless struggles became my greatest strengths

I cried and hid away throughout my teenage years, I had zero self-esteem and confidence. I felt ugly, unwanted and unlovable. I took no pride in my appearance as I just didn't feel worth it.   I was born as a result of an extracurricular something (still not...

Lies our culture feeds us

From the moment we are born, we are like giant sponges, absorbing everything around us. Some people are lucky – they are fed nothing but positivity that nourishes their mind and body. Sadly, the majority of people are spoon-fed cultural expectations and toxicity...

Shebah: the female-only ride-hailing service taking Australia by storm

“Women cry when they get in the front seat and say, ‘I cannot believe it’s taken my entire life to be able to travel without fear.’” Georgina McEncroe, the founder and CEO of Shebah, Australia’s first all-female ride-sharing company’s comments certainly hit a...

What happens when a friend dies suddenly

My 2019 started messy. Like a kid with their hands in a birthday cake messy… only that’s a good kind of messy. This messy looked like white hospital walls and one too many “come in, we think it’s time” moments.   On 1 January this year, my grandpa died....
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