THE EMPOWER ISSUE
Empowerment is deeply personal and grounded in self. Consequently we all have our own interpretation of it. What it is, how it feels, how to get it, why it’s important.
ALISHA MARFATIA & MONIQUE LOMBARDO
Alisha is the woman behind The Social Impact. She’s an algorithm-nerd, reel extraordinaire, social media maestro, shameless dog lover and keen content creator. Here to show you the ropes so you can create content that conveys your ideas to the world.
After completing a degree in Communications and Media, Monique fell in love with all things social media, all things video, all things content and most importantly understanding how it all working within today’s societal ecosystem and how it is evolving (and continues to evolve) over time.
CEO | AUTHOR | MENTOR | COACH
Colleen is an award-winning CEO and an inspiration to women of all generations. She encourages women globally to have the confidence to believe in themselves, their ability, share their voice and break through glass ceilings. As the former CEO for 13 years of two of Australia’s iconic fashion brands Sportsgirl and Sussan, Colleen led with purpose, stayed true to her values, and created a culture that allowed people to thrive and shine.
Annette Densham is an award-winning PR and business awards specialist. Using her print journalism and corporate communications skills, she works with entrepreneurs and businesses to build Googlicious profiles by sharing their stories across multiple channels, winning them awards and getting them featured in the media.
YOUR PRICING QUEEN
Jasmine is a teal-clad, total foodie and who is super passionate about pricing for creatives. Her love of teaching pricing was born out of necessity, often having confused creatives slide into her dms wanting to know how to price with confidence, clarity, and condiments.
SANDY LOWRESAMY HART
WOMEN BEYOND FORTY MAGAZINE
Sandy is a disrupter, writer and speaker, championing women to rise and collaborate. A lover of a French martini, she is a pro-ageing advocate and social entrepreneur. Sandy is the Founder and Creative Director of award-winning platform WB40 – Women Beyond Forty, and the host of popular podcast The Good Girl Confessional, sharing the hard-won wisdom of women.
Anna is the go-to Visibility & PR Coach for passion-led businesswomen who want to become their own Hype Woman so they can grow their audience, become noteworthy in their industry and start attracting + working with more of their people. She uses her 10-years+ experience with some of Australia’s biggest homegrown brands coupled with her intimate knowledge of the small biz world, to empower her clients with the confidence and know-how they need to be PR Ready.
KATARINA ROSA & SARAH CLEATON
Embedded Blooms is an innovative custom resin casting business, which preserves flower arrangements from life’s most meaningful moments, to last for a lifetime. Founded by wedding florists Sarah Cleaton and Katarina Rosa, Embedded Blooms turns wedding bouquets, funeral memorials and other meaningful flower arrangements into custom pieces of resin art, serving customers right across Australia.
RACHEL KURZYP | COLUMNIST
BIZ AND MARKETING COACH
Rachel is a marketing coach, copywriter, speaker and teacher. She supports multi-passionate women to build an aligned, sustainable and profitable business by gaining financial freedom through launching their signature services and products and creating content with confidence and clarity.
BECKY PAROZ | COLUMNIST
SPEAKER | MENTOR | AUTHOR | PROJECT MANAGER
With 20 years experience in business with clients expanding worldwide, Becky is passionate about providing a broad range of services for women to succeed in male-dominated industries. Her expertise range from project management, coaching programs, print and publication, presenting and podcasts and MORE.
KIM DARBY | COLUMNIST
SISTER RISE COLLECTIVE
Kim is a bonafide hand-on-heart-passionate-as-heck advocate for all things sisterhood, girl power and female empowerment. The Sister Rise Collective was born from her desire to create safe and empowering spaces for girls and women to come together and connect through the web of sisterhood.
KATHY RAST | COLUMNIST
LINGUISTIOLOGIST | STORY SEAMSTRESS
Kathy is a Linguistiologist. She works with businesses to take what they have and what they naturally do (mostly out of their awareness) and show them ways to leverage what comes easy to them. Once revealed, she helps them with forward-facing words and then the old feels new, the new is old already, and it just seems to work in the most obvious way that wasn’t real until it was.
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