Women Speakers

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Karen Martini is an award-winning chef, restaurateur, author and television presenter. Her food message is drawn from her professional cooking career, her Tunisian-Italian heritage and from the challenges of feeding nutritious and stimulating food to her young family. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. Karen was the founding chef at the critically acclaimed Melbourne Wine Room and Sydney’s Icebergs Dining Room and Bar. As executive chef of both restaurants, she held two chef’s hats in Sydney and Melbourne, and won, with Icebergs, the 2004 Best New Restaurant Award from The Sydney Morning Herald. After 15 years at The Melbourne Wine Room, Karen and her partner Michael still opened St Kilda’s much-loved pizzeria mr. wolf .

Karen’s contribution to print media has included roles as food editor for Fairfax’s Sunday Life Magazine and Epicure/Good Living lift-out for several years. In 2019 she returned to the paper as a food Columnist for the Good Weekend magazine supplement.

  • Lifestyle Channel
  • Lifestyle Cafe (TV Series)
  • Mr Wolf
  • Icebergs Dining Room and Bar
  • The Melbourne Wine Room

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Leisel Jones is ranked as one of Australia's greatest sportswomen and easily the greatest ever female breaststroker. She has won Olympic gold, silver and bronze medals and is the holder of the 100m and 200m breaststroke records. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. Leisel was the youngest member of the Olympic swimming team at 14 (2000 Olympics) and the youngest Olympic medallist in Australia’s history.
  • World Animal Protection Australia & New-Zealand

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Suzie Wilks is more than the iconic, down to earth, Australian media favorite who made renovating and shorts big news in prime time! Most recently the host of Channel Nines Postcards, Suzie is one of Australias most popular and sought after television presenters. Since she took on the role the show rated the highest it has in 10 years. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. Suzie joined the Nine Network in 1998 as a presenter for the Our House series. Suzie was chosen to host Changing Rooms, Australias first lifestyle programs of its genre. The move was groundbreaking and put Suzie in the unique position of hosting two primetime shows on air at the same time and also being the first woman on Australian television to host a renovating program.
  • Our House (TV Program)
  • Changing Rooms (TV Program)

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Corinne got her TV kick-start as a regular Good News Week panellist back in 1999, and in no time became one of the most familiar faces on Australian television. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. Corinne’s first full time TV gig was as an original cast member of Rove, first shown on Channel Nine, before moving with Rove Live to the Ten Network in 2000. In 2001 she took on a second job as a founding member of ABC TV’s The Glasshouse continuing with the show until it wrapped in 2006.

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Fifi Box is one of the most popular radio and television personalities in Australia. As a co-host of Fox FM’s stellar breakfast show, The Fifi and Dave Show, the popular personality is well and truly living her dream. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. In early 2015, Fifi Box kicked off a new show called ‘Boxed In’ in which she interviews local and international celebrities, asking the questions you’ve always wanted the answers to. The show is broadcast nationally across Today’s Hit Network in a one hour slot every Sunday from 5pm.
  • Sunday Magazine (Newspaper)
  • Sunrise (TV Program)
  • Today Network (Radio)
  • Fifi & Dave (Radio Program)
  • Fox FM Melbourne (Radio)

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Giaan Rooney's memorable smile, natural beauty and ability to engage are almost trumped by her enormous energy for work. It is not surprising that her career has been jewelled with success. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. In 2013 Giaan became a presenter for Channel Seven after spending 6 years with Channel Nine where she was involved across a range of shows including being a co-anchor of Wide World of Sports, presenting stories on Getaway, Postcards, the 2010 Winter Olympics, 2012 London Olympics and Nine’s Spring Racing coverage.
  • Medal of the Order of Australia
  • Summer Olympics
  • Australian Institute of Sport
  • Commonwealth Games
  • Nine Network
  • What's Good For You (TV Program)
  • Nine's Wide World of Sports (TV Program)
  • Network Seven
  • Seven News Melbourne (TV Program)

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Myf Warhurst grew up in regional Victoria before moving to the city to study Music and Fine Arts at Melbourne Uni. She worked for some time as a journalist, providing arts and music stories for The Age and Inpress magazine, before becoming Managing Editor of the Melbourne street paper in 1999. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. Myf was first introduced to radio as the showbiz reporter on Merrick and Rosso’s Triple J Drive Show in 1999. When they moved on, Myf moved into a full time gig at the Js, hosting the Saturday night request show in 2000 before landing the afternoon shift in 2003. Here Myf got to do all the things she loves best: playing CDs, talking about music, pop culture and chatting with folks.
  • ABC TV
  • Double J (Radio)
  • Triple J (Radio)
  • Spicks and Specks (TV Program)
  • The Breakfast Show (Radio Program)
  • Myf Warhurst's Nice (TV Series)
  • Triple M (Radio)
  • The Age (Newspaper)

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Shaynna Blaze is an Award-Winning Interior Designer who has created stunning interiors in residential homes and commercial spaces for over twenty years. Armed with a vast portfolio of work in various fields of design, Shaynna is also a successful commissioned artist. Shaynna transforms commercial, private and retail premises from the most modest budgets to million dollar projects via her successful Interior Design business. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. In 2008, Shaynna’s talents were brought to a broader audience through her role as Interior Designer and Co-Presenter on the The LifeStyle Channel’s Award Winning Show, Selling Houses Australia. It was here that Shaynna was able to showcase her design skills, along with her warm and approachable presenting style, which have consequently led to regular appearances as a design expert across a number of mainstream shows including The Morning Show, The Circle, Today Tonight, A Current Affair and The Renovators.

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Jennifer Adams doesn't do things by halves! She's travelled the world extensively carving out a career as a presenter, director/producer and MC in both the Australian and International stage for the past 15 years. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. After a successful career with Network Seven, Jen Adams took the leap of faith to pursue her dream of producing the Travel Series Places We Go. She founded her production Eve Media and has been enjoying the success of hosting and producing her much loved show on Network Ten and Discovery Travel and Living Australasia, along with many other documentaries and TV specials for major networks.
  • Real Stories (TV Program)
  • Places We Go (TV Program)
  • Seven News (TV Program)
  • Network Seven
  • Nine Network
  • Wine Me
  • Dine Me (TV Program)

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A versatile and enduring personality, Livinia Nixon has confirmed her position as one of Australia's most popular talents, developing her skills over thirteen years in front of the camera. Areas of speciality include Women Speakers. Livinia is well known and loved for her long standing role as Channel 9’s weather presenter.
  • Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
  • World Vision
  • Postcards (TV Program)
  • Nine News Melbourne (TV Program)
  • Nine Network
  • Things To Try Before You Die (TV Program)
  • Getaway (TV Program)
  • The Shaun Micallef Show (TV Program)
  • Weekend Today (TV Program)
  • Mornings (TV Program)
  • The National IQ Test (TV Program)
  • Hey Hey It's Saturday (TV Program)