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A new opportunity for Canberra’s women entrepreneurs

Many of us dream of escaping the office grind and launching that business idea we’ve been ruminating on. But what if we told you that dream could soon be a reality? More and more Canberra women are defining their own brand of hustle, creating innovative small businesses and start-ups. Yet as alluring as it may […]

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Wanted: An authentic, inspiring leadership development opportunity 

When you look at the offering women’s leadership events, the choice can be dizzying.  I often wonder, which conference is the right one for me? What skills will I learn, if any? Will this event offer me practical tools I can apply in real life? Are the speakers’ leaders, raising other women with them, or […]

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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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