“I’ll be happy when…”

“I’m not thin enough.”

“My family needs me, so I just can’t squeeze in any time for me.”

Sound familiar? These destructive thoughts stop here.

We share stories that empower women and young people, providing them with the knowledge, confidence and drive to realise and maximise their life journey. This is a safe environment where you’re encouraged to embrace and share your experiences – it’s a place where you can remove that mask you wear each day and embrace what makes you most vulnerable. So that you can unlock and pursue the fulfilling life that you deserve.

Via the stories our community shares, you’ll learn how you can navigate your way through the ups and downs and challenges we all know life can throw our way, both personally and professionally.

Our team prides ourselves on delivering you with authenticity and the stories that incredible women and young people like you, need to dream and achieve your goals. Our team and community is right here with you as you take each small step towards embracing the real you. Always remember: You can. I can. We can.

“Nothing is more powerful than a woman who aspires to lift other women higher. Nothing is more destructive than women who tear one another down.” – Sarah Cannata, Director and Editor-In-Chief.

scSarah Cannata – Director and Editor-In-Chief

What do I really want?

It’s a question I’ve struggled with throughout my life. I went to university and got a Degree because that’s what I was supposed to do. I landed a job after graduating in Communications and worked myself into the ground because that’s what I was supposed to do. I moved onto a higher paying, far more lucrative role where I could climb the corporate ladder because again, that’s what I was supposed to do.

And yet, despite achieving everything I’d ever set out to, deep down inside, I was miserable. After three months in that higher paid role, I knew it wasn’t working. Something wasn’t sitting right with me. Looking back, a lot of things were very wrong with that entire period of my life… my job wasn’t fulfilling me, I had allowed people into my life who weren’t positive influences and I could feel everything I’d worked hard for crumbling around me. I was tired and then one day, something inside me just caved in and I gave up pretending. I handed in my resignation, survived my final week at work and started my own business.

It was an incredibly hard and emotional period for many reasons and a few relationships just didn’t survive. What I found though, was that my relationship with myself had never been stronger. I valued myself enough to leave a situation and people who weren’t making me happy. While certain people didn’t respect the decision and set out to make my life miserable during my last week at work, I found myself again.

At the time, I yearned for a community like This Woman Can. A place where I could reach out to other women, share my story and be reassured that it would all be okay because others had faced a similar path. That extremely painful time has led me to where I am today: surrounded by incredible women and young people just like you.

You don’t have to go through life’s struggles alone. Women supporting other women – let’s work towards an incredible future together.