Women Speakers

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Carman’s founder Carolyn Creswell is an inspirational leader whose success proves that you can run a multinational business, love what you do and have a genuine work-life balance. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. As an 18 year old university student, Carolyn Creswell founded Carman’s in 1992. She bought the tiny business for $1,000.
  • Network Ten
  • Recipe to Riches (TV Program)
  • Carman's Fine Foods

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The third daughter of a bubble-wrap addicted mother and a father who enjoys customising Econovans just for fun, Chrissie Swan first entered Australia's conscious in 2003 as Australia's first female runner-up in Network Ten's Big Brother. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. Taking up an opportunity to become a breakfast radio announcer on the Sunshine Coast, Chrissie relocated herself and her coffee machine up to Maroochydore and set her recurring alarm for 4am. Her work as a breakfast radio announcer saw her be nominated for Best Newcomer On-Air at The Australian Commercial Radio Awards in 2004, and won Best On-Air Team in 2005.
  • 2011 Logie Awards: Most Popular New Female Talent
  • Network Ten
  • The Circle (TV Program)
  • Can of Worms (TV Program)
  • I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (TV Program)
  • Big Brother Australia (TV Program)

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Gill Hicks is considered to be one of the most thought-provoking, powerful and life affirming female speakers in Australia and the UK. She is globally known as a survivor of the London terrorist Bombings on July 7th, 2005. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. There are few people who have endured such unimaginable trauma and are able to rejoice and celebrate just being alive. Equally there are few people who can speak about a tragic event in such an engaging and uplifting manner. Her appreciation and gratitude is infectious and offers a brilliant reminder of just how precious our lives are.
  • Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
  • UK's Australian Woman of the Year 2009
  • M.A.D for Peace

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It's been well over a decade since Libby Trickett (previously Lenton) became a household Australian name, not just for her epic achievements in swimming but also for her infectious smile and effervescent personality. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. Libby first started making waves in the swimming world in 2003, when she won her first national title in a 50-metre freestyle event. She then went on to make a promising international debut by winning the 100-metre freestyle race against the USA, in the Indianapolis competition “Duel in the Pool”. Not stopping there, Libby also competed at the FINA world championships in Barcelona where she collected further medals.
  • Medal of the Order of Australia
  • Summer Olympics
  • Commonwealth Games
  • Australian Institute of Sport
  • Channel 10

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Natasha Pincus BSc (Hons), LLB (Hons) is a leading Australian creative. An internationally renowned storyteller, Natasha's work has been embraced by millions. Her music video for Gotye's Somebody That I Used to Know has been viewed by over half a billion people around the world. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. A multi award-winning film director and writer, Natasha is also a qualified and experienced lawyer and scientist.

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Justine Schofield is the poster girl for today’s busy, motivated career woman. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. Between filming her daily food show, ‘Everyday Gourmet’ on Network Ten and cooking and travel series; Justine’s Flavours of Fiji, Outback Gourmet, New Caledonia and Macau, she doesn’t have much free time. Yet somehow, Justine manages to appear at food events all over Australia and work with various charities. A fan favourite of ‘MasterChef’ series one, years on Justine has well and truly established herself as a familiar and well-respected face of the Australian food and media industry.

Bilingual Justine inherited a passion for French cuisine from her mother and a ‘roll up your sleeves and get stuck in attitude’ from her Aussie father. An accomplished cook in her own right, Justine’s mother taught her about the pleasures of food and ‘joie de vivre’ from a young age. After completing a diploma in hotel management and deciding it wasn’t for her, Justine set out to explore her two passions: travel and food.

  • Everyday Gourmet with Justine Schofield Series 1-10
  • I'm a Celebrity 2019
  • Masterchef Allstars 2012
  • MasterChef Australia 2009Network Ten
  • Good Food Network

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Bree Laughlin is breaking the mould as Melbourne's fresh new face. The long-time racing fan with a flair for fashion is a woman of many talents. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. Possessing an Accounting degree, Bree has also represented Australia in golf and has her Grade 8 in Classical Ballet with the Royal Academy of Dance, England.
  • Network 7
  • Melbourne Weekender
  • VECCI
  • Victorian Racing Club
  • Golf Australia
  • Country Racing Victoria

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Dr Leslie Cannold educates and trains on inspirational leadership, gender equity and respectful relationships, She is a regular on ABC TV’s Moral Compass and an occasional columnist at The Age. Leslie sits on a variety of boards and advisory committees and is the recipient of numerous awards and notices for her contributions to public life. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. Dr Cannold has a BA from Wesleyan University in the USA, a Masters in Arts and Bioethics from Monash University and a PhD from the University of Melbourne. Her books include What, No Baby? which made the Australian Financial Review’s top 101 books list. Her first novel, The Book of Rachael was published by Text Publishing in 2011 and reprinted in 2012.

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Indira Naidoo is one of Australia’s most popular broadcasters and authors Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. During her 30-year award-winning journalistic career, Ms Naidoo has hosted and reported for some of the country’s most distinguished news and current affair programs – including ABC’s Late Edition nightly news and as an anchor and reporter for SBS TV’s the World News Tonight.

In recent years Indira’s journalistic interest has shifted to the role global environmental issues play in conflict, poverty, food security and homelessness.

  • Better Hearing Australia (NSW Branch) Clear Speech Award (1996)
  • Dalgety Award for Excellence in Rural Journalism (1994)
  • South Australian Justice Administration Award for Television (1993)
  • Wayside Chapel
  • ABC TV
  • SBS TV
  • Late Edition Nightly News (TV Program)
  • The World News Tonight (TV Program)
  • Feedback (TV Program)
  • Australian Garden Show Sydney

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Dr Clio Cresswell has established a diverse career as a mathematician, author, writer and presenter. Dr Cresswell is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at The University of Sydney. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. Clio is author of Mathematics and Sex (published through Allen and Unwin); and features regularly on television, radio and press. You may have seen her recently as a member of The Brains Trust on The Einstein Factor, ABC TV.
  • Applied Mathematics Research Group