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Celebrating the superpowers of female entrepreneurs

By March 7, 2020No Comments

An equal world is an enabled world.

This is the theme for International Women’s Day 2020.

Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day.

We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements.

Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender equal world.

Let’s all be #EachforEqual.

I believe International Women’s Day is a day for us all – women and men – to celebrate the things our grandmothers, mothers, daughters, sisters, female friends, and all women who inspire us have achieved.

This year, in celebration of International Women’s Day I want to honour (in no particular order) just a few of the incredible entrepreneurial women who have supported, lifted and inspired me over the past 12 months.

Each of these women have their own unique talents and superpowers and truly demonstrate what collaboration, inspired action and equality looks like. You need this ladies in your life too … go do some instagram stalking!

Danielle Lewis

Danielle is a devoted cat-mama, budding yogi and the CEO of Scrunch – a world-class platform that connects brands and influencers.

Superpower: Thinking outside the box.

Danielle is the co-founder & CEO of Scrunch, a data-driven Influencer Marketing platform helping to connect brands, publishers and agencies to the right Influencers for their campaign. Danielle has a background in fashion design, blogging and enterprise sales – but her heart really belongs to travel and coffee. 10 years ago she started the blog Brisbane Threads while pursuing a career in enterprise sales for Australia’s largest telecommunications company. It was through this blog that the world of digital Influencers and their challenges would interest her so much that she threw-in a rising career to pursue the world of technology startups. 5 years later, Danielle has successfully raised over $3Million in capital, built a world-class team and launched a SaaS platform in Australia and the US. Next stop, Margaritas in Mexico.

@daniellelewisco  @scrunchforbrands  @scrunchforinfluencers  Website

Chelsea Smith

Chelsea is a professional organiser who teaches her community how to declutter, simplify and organise (basically) everything!

Superpower: Sharing simple organisation hacks.

After a number of years in the corporate world, Chelsea decided to follow her heart and passion in helping individuals and families simplify and organise their lives while creating intentional homes through the art of decluttering.

Chelsea believes that a cluttered home is both a sign and source of stress. By removing the accumulated excess within your life you will significantly reduce stress, allow yourself to think clearer, and feel more in control, all while freeing up your time for what is most important to YOU.

Chelsea has been able to draw on both personal and professional experiences to help thousands of people across the globe by sharing tips, inspiration and motivation that can be implemented applied in your home.

@theorganisingplatform  Website

Christy Laurence

Christy is a killer roller skater and creator of the gorgeous instagram planning, scheduling and analytics platform @plannthat

Superpower: Making a vision come to life.

Christy Laurence founded Plann in 2016. Plann is an Instagram scheduling, analytics + strategy tool she bootstrapped to 7 figures within 12 months. Used by over 1.5M+ brands in over 160+ countries, Plann has ranked in the top 800 grossing apps in the world, has a website visited by millions and a loyal customer base. Christy now splits her time between Australia and the USA to grow her software business, visit her global team, and is a regular guest lecturer at FIDM University on Social Media & eCommerce (Los Angeles). With an innate passion to pay it forward, she mentors on three tech accelerator programs to help other women build successful businesses, and is also an international judge for the SMMI Awards for Best Use of Social Media since their inception.

@christyladylaurence  @plannthat Website

Jessica Jane Sammut

Jessica is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Australia’s most loved modern motherhood magazine and cross-platform publication, @MamaDisrupt.

Superpower: Inspiring an army of modern mothers.

Mama Disrupt® is a high growth lifestyle and media company that inspires and informs an adoring army of modern mothers in Australia and worldwide, disrupting the motherhood space. Mama Disrupt® is Australia’s favourite print and digital magazine for the modern mother, distributed quarterly globally. Mama Disrupt® supports perinatal and postnatal charity PANDA as part of its mission to raise up mothers around the world. A London-trained commercial lawyer and an established editor, journalist and marketing strategist with international experience working with global high profile global brands and media, Jessica has a proven professional and successful track record and a well-earned reputation as an energetic, results-driven and highly accomplished senior business leader and media game-changer.

@jessicajanesummut  @mamadisrupt  Website

Amanda Ramsay

Amanda is an award winning makeup expert who empowers women over 40 to look and feel fabulous.

Superpower: Spreading sparkle from the inside out.

Amanda is a celebrity make up artist out to prove that women should feel beautiful – and visible – no matter the age on their birthday cake. She is an industry veteran, who has done make up for everyone from Julia Gillard to Jackie O, she now focuses almost exclusively on women over the age of 40. Amanda shares with her community on a daily basis her tips and tricks, from where you should never put cream concealer to how to perfect a smokey eye. Amanda describes herself as ‘pro-ageing’, and believes another year in the books shouldn’t mean giving up your favourite looks.

@amandaramsaymakeup   Website

Yasmin Darwish

Yasmin is a kinesiologist who works with high-achieving career women who feel stuck in life, career, finance or business.

Superpower: Clearing subconscious blocks.

Yasmin, is a former corporate success turned Kinesiologist and employee wellness enthusiast who brings along 15 years’ worth of corporate experience working for some big organisations who now run’s her own successful Kinesiology business for which has had continued success changing people’s life. Yasmin’s work is now dedicated to helping people and companies engage in mindset and wellness activities that are proven to increase overall wellbeing and productivity. Kinesiology and wellness sessions have empowered hundreds of men and women to grow and achieve their goals. She’s been able to help them move forward from that stuck stagnated feeling, allowing them to have the strength and inspiration to achieve anything they truly desire.

@yasmin_darwish_kinesiology  Website

Lisa Corduff

Lisa teaches women how to change their stories, get unstuck and literally transform their lives!

Superpower: Busting through stories and limiting beliefs.

Lisa uses brain science and transformational psychology to help women rewire their thinking patterns, step into their personal power and finally make change that sticks. Although this might sound scary or complicated, it’s not (as a mum of three, she says it HAS to be simple!). Her stuff works — fast. She’s done all the trial and error for you, so you can skip straight to the good stuff (Halle-freaking-lujah!). Go listen to her podcast NOW (keep scrolling for episodes), check out her free training, or say hello on social media. She’s the real deal.

@lisacorduff  Website

Allison Davies

Allison is a Brain Care Specialist who educates on how to support the brain so it can function at its best, through music therapy and her courses.

Superpower: Delivering light bulb moments.

Allison (Alli) Davies is one of Australia’s leading parenting and child behavioural experts. Alli works with schools and parenting groups worldwide to help deliver light bulb moments about how our children’s brains work, and how we can support their brain development to help them (and us!) thrive. Her extensive training, personal experience and incredibly engaging and entertaining style of delivery connect with her audience and create raving fans whose lives are forever transformed for the better.  Website

Hayley (Hiddy) Fletcher

Hiddy is an educator who teaches busy mamas how to slow down to do more in her community

Superpower: Listening and educating from the heart. 💕

An Aussie western Queensland cowgirl at heart, an educator, writer and stylist. Hiddy is an advocate of slow living, leading with her heart and sharing the joy a minimalist lifestyle can bring. Her happiest moments are spent with her kiddies and their horses, or quietly in front of her computer with a cuppa, sharing her story and intentions with her community.

@hiddyandco  Website

Chelsea Koetzveld

Chelsea is a mama and an incredible graphic designer – the face behind @studio_ampersand.

Superpower: Interpreting ideas and creating unique visuals.

Chelsea has over 15 years industry experience and aims to provide businesses with inspiring deadline-driven graphic design that is communicative as well as aesthetically appealing for both the client and the target audience. She creates a range of work – including logo design and branding, custom social media graphics, stationery, advertising, posters, booklets, flyers, as well as designer art prints. Her clients range from small local businesses, to large corporate state and interstate companies, as well as overseas contacts – allowing her the opportunity to create work in a breadth of design styles and trends.

@studio_ampersand  Website

Dani Stevens

Dani helps and inspires busy mums to create nutritional meals and move their bodies.

Superpower: Sharing infectious energy and love.

Have you ever dreamt of a coastal move? You know, the kind you see in movies – a move from a sleepy country town to a dreamy beachside haven like Byron Bay. Well, Dani Stevens not only dreamt it, she recently made it her reality. The mother, wife, entrepreneur, influencer and motivator (in no particular order) recently made the bold move with her four kids and husband in tow. Not one to shy away from a challenge, Dani made the move to fulfil her lifelong desire to live by the sea where her mind, body and soul are most at ease. Nowadays, when she is not busy juggling the demands that come with raising four children and her rapidly growing website, Dani enjoys her days on the beach watching her hubby surf. As a stay at home mum of four, Dani is no stranger to juggling and multitasking, a role she has taken in her stride. Sharing her journey with her dedicated community, Dani has become renowned for her relatable and achievable tips of anything from food and fitness to lifestyle and raising children in a digital age. A keen motivator who was able to capture the attention of Richard Branson, this mum’s ‘can do’ attitude is both inspiring and infectious.

@danistevens  Website

Krista Eppelstun

Krista is a videographer and photographer extraordinaire who is a total dream to work with.

Superpower: Creating emotive visual stories.

As the old saying goes “A picture tells a thousand words”, but in this age of short attention spans and an insatiable appetite for content, it takes more than just pretty pictures to sell.

Krista uses her expertise to craft, lovingly thought out and executed visuals with the kind of allure that not only hooks ideal customers but compels them to become life-long fans. Telling stories through videos and photographs is what Krista does. With a long-standing reputation as a digital renegade, she’s helped major companies and brands bring their ideas to life.

@kristaeppelstun  Website

Karly Nimmo

Karly is a No.1 iTunes podcaster (with 3 hit shows!), a born communicator and one super-rad lady.

Superpower: Connecting people to their truth.

Karly Nimmo is a connector with a crazy knack for getting people to connect to their truth and see life from a different perspective. After the biggest failure of her life, a co-working space in Byron Bay that almost cost her every cent she had and her life, Karly took her background in radio, 15 years experience as a voice over artist and agent, and sat down behind the mic to chat with friends, and herself, to explore the stories behind success.

Through her podcasts, retreats, events, and coaching, Karly acts as a guide to connect you back to the truth of who you really are… so that you can stop playing the role of who you think you need to be, and express who you REALLY are out into the world. Over the past decade Karly has dedicated herself to getting to know, like and trust herself. She has been a faithful student of the human spirit – her own, and those around her… and can help you find and live on your frequency. ✌🏼

@karlosophies  Website

Laura Furiosi

Laura is a single mama who empowers women to achieve more through her coaching and guest speaking.

Superpower: Giving funny and honest pep talks.

Laura loves the business game. She’s had more fun building her own business from scratch then does now running a global brand. That’s why she’s decided to help others, like you, to build their brands. She built her brand whilst being a Mum of three small children. She learnt ways to run my business whilst still being free for her family life. Along with this she has a bachelor of education which puts her in the perfect space to help and teach others about business building. With her teaching skills and experience in business she helps others work towards their dream goals.

@bossymummy  Website

Jessica (Jess) Ndenda

Jess is an advocate for a different way of thinking when it comes to female leaders through her @thebelleevolution events.

Superpower: Connecting women and giving them a voice.

Jess Ndenda is an award-winning business owner, public speaker and women in business activist. Leaving her reputable corporate career in Learning and Development and sales and building Olive Louise Social in 2015, she has successfully built one of Brisbane’s most recognised boutique marketing agencies, leading a team of 7 hardworking mothers whilst raising her own tribe of 4 children. She is passionate about educating women to recognise they really can have it all if they are intentional about changing their thinking and learning practical tools to help them succeed. Jess is known for working the hardest, laughing the loudest and dreaming the biggest.

@mrsndenda  @thebellevolution  @olivelouisesocial  Website

Clare Wood

Clare is a coach and podcaster who helps service-based businesses to make more profit with less stress.

Superpower: Sharing actionable advice.

Clare is a problem solver. A planner. A mentor. Your champion. As your business coach, she provides encouragement, accountability and drives mumpreneurs towards achieving their goals. Clare believes you can achieve the success you’ve dreamed of, with a helping hand. She’s passionate about working with women and mums in business to up-level their business, their mindset and their results.

@clare_wood_coach  Website


Carly Brown

Carly is the passionate founder behind the world’s most beautiful one piece swimwear and original sexy rashie brand @une_piece

Superpower: Empowering women to feel beautiful by the water.

Carly’s coastal upbringing combined with the experiences that came with many years of exploring European beaches during her time off was what inspired her first swimwear collection.After spending seven years living in London and leading the Brand and Communications Marketing Team for global cosmetics giant Revlon, Carly returned to Australia joining UBER as a Senior Marketing Manager. After returning from Europe it was the lack of elegant and functional one piece designs available in the Australian market, that prompted her to launch UNE PIECE.Carly’s ambition is two-fold; put one-piece swimwear firmly back in the Australian marketplace, together with running a business that is built on a foundation of a happy, healthy and high performance team.

@une_piece  Website

Claire Cameron

Claire helps her community of busy mums to reduce chemicals and toxins in their homes, along with providing delicious and nutritious recipes.

Superpower: Simplifying natural living.

Claire is a mum of three, wife, whole food enthusiast, lover of simplifying natural living and soon to be qualified Nutrition and Health Coach. After being diagnosed with PCOS in 2013 and told she wouldn’t fall pregnant without medical help, she slowly decluttered her home and life of toxins and swapped to natural solutions. Today she has naturally conceived three children. Now she believes it is her mission to simplify natural, healthy living for busy families so that they experience less stress, better health and contribute to a happier planet.

@clairekcreations  Website

There you have it… just some of the incredible women who have been part of my Life Sorted journey so far.

All amazing. All unique. All inspiring. x

Jo Burgess

About Jo Burgess

Jo is the creator of Life Sorted, one of the highest rated family organizers on the app stores. She’s proud to be helping thousands of families live a happier life together, by giving them a way to keep their family’s events, birthdays, to-dos, shopping lists and reminders in one place.

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