Jean Sum, Founder of Sum of Jean, made a shift from the banking industry to international development and is also now a mentor to Asian-Australian women. She believes strongly in empowering women, overcoming imposter syndrome and breaking through the bamboo ceiling so everyone has the opportunity to become what they cannot see.
During the coronavirus pandemic, many are doing it tough, including the thousands of healthcare workers on the frontlines. Sarah Goulding is one of these frontline workers, taking on night shifts to deliver much-needed mental health services to patients, while homeschooling during the day. In this interview, she shares how she has seen the mental health industry evolve throughout her career, her experiences during the pandemic, and advice for others considering a career in this space.
Ola Endress is an Australian actor an content creator who wanted to be the change she wanted to see on Australian screens. But after extensive attempts, she found her most successful path to being part of a diverse film and TV industry would be to move overseas.
Milly Bannister is the the Founder & Director of GRLKND, a non-profit organisation connecting young women to mental health resources. In this interview, Milly reflected on GRLKND’s journey so far, and why she wants to “represent and empower women to not only know they matter, but to chase and create realities they desire.”
In this interview, Stephanie shares how, from humble beginnings, she built two brands and hundreds of products she’s proud to call hers.
Growing up in poverty in India, Shuey had high hopes for his new life in Australia. In this interview, he shares how he overcame struggles in his early days in Australia, and overcame them with resilience and perseverance.
Mel’s extraordinary life and career have become intertwined in many ways, as she uses her lived experiences to guide how she is now studying, working, and planning to rid society of domestic violence.
Courtney Blackman has worked in London, Melbourne, the Dominican Republic, Canada, Costa Rica and more. Following a long and impressive career in the music and fashion industries, she recently shifted her career into the tech sphere and is now CMO at YBF Ventures.
Leroy Wilkinson-Maher is on a mission to change the way business leaders think about HR, inclusion and diversity. Having worked in a range of different businesses, he saw first-hand the gap between what was being said and what was being done on the issue of diversity and inclusion.
Dr Kudzai shares her career journey, how her passion for the infectious diseases field has evolved over time and why “the world needs you” if you’re considering a career in this space.
Alice Almeida, a highly experienced data, insights and research expert, shares her business story and her advice to business leaders looking to make the most of their data.
Founder of Rufus & Coco and 2020 NSW Business Woman of the Year, Anneke van den Broek. shares her journey of building and internationally scaling her now-thriving pet care business.
Manita Ray shares her career learnings and experiences working in the social impact sector, and her advice to others considering this profession.
Rhonda Partain is a customer service level 1 tech support person for Serotek Corporation, public speaker, and CEO of Inspiravate Enterprises LLC. She shares her experiences as a blind professional, and her views on why businesses need to do better at walking the walk on diversity.
Diana Nguyen shares her experiences as a Vietnamese-Australia actor and performer, and her views on the entertainment industry.