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Always ‘busy’? Here’s the answer

Everybody seems to be in a rush these days. When you ask someone ‘How are you?’, it seems that the default response has changed from being ‘good’ to being ‘busy’. I think for some people (that is, me), this has become a habit. A few months ago, I decided to start checking in on whether […]

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The language of leaders

Humans are linguistic beings. We cannot exist separate to language.  Even if there is no-one else in the room, we are using language – reading, thinking, singing, listening etc. There is no escaping. And, most of the time, we can be unaware of the extent to which we are surrounded by language. But how effectively […]

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Sexual harassment: are you ready to act?

Three expert women. Three informed views. One hot topic. A stimulating panel discussion on sexual harassment – featuring a lawyer, leader and executive career coach – promises to dig deep on this ugly issue that has touched all of us in some way. We’ve either been harassed or know someone who has or worked somewhere […]

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Classic constructions rising around Canberra

A family-run Canberra building company is rising to the challenge of turning client dreams of domestic bliss into a built reality. Jason Tanchevski has a favourite part of his job as a Director at Classic Constructions. It is the part that comes with handing over the keys to a brand new home that a family […]

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The 2017 ACT Violence Prevention Awards: taking a stand

Last night saw creative and committed locals recognised at the 2017 ACT Violence Prevention Awards.  It’s a sobering fact that just about every person in our community is affected by family violence in some way. The effects of violence and abuse are so serious, and they demand a shared responsibility to result in real and […]

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Don’t freak out. This is how to smash your next TV interview

A TV producer calls you an invites you on her program. Despite your quickening pulse, you agree. But after hanging up the phone, you start getting nervous. You’re due to arrive at the TV studio in two hours’ time for an interview. Yes, we know. It seems terrifying. The first thing to do? Stay calm. […]

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Elise Apolloni named 2017 Telstra Australian Young Business Woman

Young entrepreneur re-imagining pharmacy wins the 2017 Telstra Australian Young Business Women’s Award Canberra business woman, Elise Apolloni, Managing Partner of Capital Chemist Wanniassa, is the 2017 Telstra Australian Young Business Women’s Award winner. “I am ecstatic, I feel like I’m floating…and it’s still kind of sinking in—the gravitas of what has happened,” says Elise. “If you’d asked […]

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DIGITAL DISRUPTION: Renee Douros

She’s one of Canberra’s most prolific young entrepreneurs, now running four separate businesses: The Floral Society, The Sugar Deli, Planted and The Social Club. So what’s the secret to Renee Douros’ success? You’ve established something of a digital empire—tell us about your businesses!  I am the founder/owner of three digital, Canberra-based businesses. I launched The Floral Society […]

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DIGITAL DISRUPTION: Rockstars and Royalty

Vicky Kidd-Gallichan is one of the most recognisable names in Canberra couture…now she’s embracing technology to grow her business. Rockstars and Royalty has been synonymous with the stuff of fantasy since Vicky Kidd-Gallichan landed in Canberra 10 years ago. Her one-off dreamy gowns were the pièce de résistance of early FASHFEST runways and countless brides have […]

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Wanniassa pharmacist ACT’s top businesswoman

“Ms Apolloni’s passion helps her make a real difference within her community.” Elise Apolloni from Capital Chemist Wanniassa cleaned up at the 2017 Telstra Australian Capital Territory Business Women’s Awards last night, winning three Awards, including 2017 Telstra ACT Business Woman of the Year. She also won the Entrepreneur Award as well as the Young Business Women’s […]

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