Women Speakers

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event host and MC

Maude Garrett is a sassy and unique TV Presenter, radio host, MC, writer, photobomber, voice actor, music appreciator and video games addict. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. In 2013 Maude relocated to Los Angeles to host leading pop culture brand and Australian radio show The Hot Hits, formerly hosted by Andrew Gunsberg. Maude previously hosted national nights and Party People on Southern Cross Austereo. Maude was also a regular presenter on Ten’s brekkie show Wake Up as their US Correspondent.
  • Nickelodeon
  • Network Ten

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   author

Not content with just being a high achiever, Natalie Cook is determined to be the best! Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. Natalie Cook was destined to succeed and never afraid to dream big. Her determination to play volleyball for Australia culminated in being crowned the very best in the world at the 2000 Olympic Games, in Sydney.

  • Summer Olympics
  • Vodafone

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At 26 years of age, Melbourne born Penny Taylor has proven herself as one of the worlds best basketball players, and is one Australias finest world class sporting superstars. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. The 2006-07 season was a breakout year for Penny, with incredible performances both in the WNBA and for the Australian national team, cementing her place amongst the games elite. In the WNBA, Penny led her team, the Phoenix Mercury to their first ever WNBA championship, with a nail biting final game 5 decider in which Penny led all scorers with 30 points. This capped off a WNBA season that also saw Penny named in the WNBA All Star starting 5 – for the best 5 players in the WNBA, the worlds toughest league.
  • Phoenix Mercury
  • Basketball
  • Australian Institute of Sport
  • Women's National Basketball League

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event host and MC

Sami Lukis is an inspiration to those that meet her. She is confident, intelligent, outgoing, funny and most importantly professional. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. Sami has the capacity to raise awareness, generate sales and deliver profile to companies and products with which she is associated.
  • 20 to One (TV Program)
  • Torvill and Dean's Dancing On Ice (TV Program)
  • Totally Australia (TV Program)
  • Totally Wild (TV Program)
  • Nine Network
  • Network Ten
  • MIX 106.5
  • Sami Lukis & Yumi Stynes

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   author

A self-confessed "Ferd" or "Food Nerd" Alice is bubbly, bright, loves exercise and is a real theatre buff. She says she hasn't repeated an outfit for three years. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. “I’m not very serious except when it comes to 3 things – and they all start with F – Food, Fashion and Fitness.” Alice’s childhood memories all have something to do with food – helping grandma with dumplings, making Georgian sauces with her mum and watching her grandad make wine.
  • Nine Network
  • Kitchen Whiz (TV Program)

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award winner event host and MC

Claire started on the stage - crafting engaging, innovative live shows that blended stand up, theatre and some hammer dancing. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. Her 2006 show, ‘Oh’, earned her both critical acclaim and a nomination for the Melbourne Comedy Festival’s Best Newcomer award. A born storyteller with a sharp wit, Claire has gone on to regularly perform at festivals and comedy rooms all over the country.
  • Best Newcomer Nominee - Melbourne International Comedy Festival (2006)
  • Best & Fairest Winner - National Improv Championships (2005)
  • WA State Winner in RAW Comedy Competition (2004)
  • Stan: Lockdown Comedy Festival (Stand Up Segment 2020)
  • Network Ten: Hughesy We Have A Problem (Guest Panellist 2018-2020)
  • Foxtel Lifestyle: The Great Australian Bake Off (Host – 2015-2019)
  • ABC News 24: ABC News Breakfast (Regular Guest Contributor 2018-2019)
  • Network Ten: The Project (Desk Appearance 2019-2020)
  • ABC Podcasts: The Pineapple Project (Host 2018-2019)
  • Mix 106.5: Breakfast (Co-host 2011-2012)

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event host and MC

A news leader and opinion maker, Deborah Clay is a credible and ethical presenter and journalist on breakfast radio and television who easily moves between major breaking news and light-hearted content. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. As the Sydney News Director for Southern Cross Austereo, she recently provided the network with live, round-the-clock commentary from the scene of the Sydney siege. As well as being an experienced reporter, “Deb” anchors the news for the Triple M Grill Team, including interactive commentary about the hot topics of the day.
  • Sky News Australia
  • Austereo
  • Triple M (Radio)Sunrise (TV Program)

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award winner

As career breakthroughs go, this one took a while but it has been worth the wait. Scotty's path to her career as a multi-award winning comedian first started when she started acting nearly thirty years ago but it has been in the last decade that she has hit the big time, scoring high-profile TV spots, filling thousand seat theatres, releasing two books and even returning to her acting heritage with an ongoing role on Seven's Winners and Losers and Nine's House Husbands. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. In 2009 Denise penned All That Happened at Number 26, a book which became a national best seller and a hit tour, with sell-out seasons at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and the Sydney Opera House. Scotty’s subsequent solo show, Regrets, was awarded the Melbourne Comedy Festival Directors’ Choice Award, with Scotty winning a Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer. She then made her debut (finally!) at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and released her second book The Tour.
  • Winner: People's Choice Award Melbourne Comedy Festival (2017)
  • Winner: Barry Award - Mother Bare - Melbourne International Comedy Festival (2014)
  • Winner: Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer (2011)
  • Winner: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Director's Choice Award (2011)
  • Winner: Groggy Squirrel Critic's Award (2009)
  • ABC: Comedy Care Package (2020)
  • Network TEN: Hughesy We Have a Problem (2018-2020)
  • Network TEN: Studio 10 (Co-Host 2018-2020)
  • ABC: The Yearly with Charlie Pickering (2018-2019)
  • Network TEN: Dancing With The Stars (2019)
  • Channel 9: House Husbands (2015-2016)
  • Triple M: Kenney Molloy - National Drive regular guest (2019-2020)

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award winner    stars in movies event host and MC

Jackie Loeb has headlined at comedy venues worldwide. She is a stand-up comedian, vocalist, actor, writer and musician and is certainly one of the most exciting, innovative and multi-skilled performers to break out of the Australian comedy scene! Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. With extensive experience performing in various medias, as well as being a well-respected speaker/entertainer on the corporate circuit, Jackie’s career and reputation as one of Australia’s finest and hardest working comics continues to go from strength to strength.
  • Sorlies Cabaret Award
  • Full Frontal (TV Program)

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   has video    has audio    author

Rachael Bermingham is the highest selling self-published female author in Australia. Collectively she has sold over 2.5 million copies of her books in just 3 years! Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. A born entrepreneur, her professional career commenced at age 19 when she opened her first business (a hair salon) before experiencing an array of exciting careers including diving, shark feeding and travel consultancy before her passion for helping others to succeed and transform their goals into achievements evolved in the form of authoring books and becoming a motivational speaker.