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Listen to Our Podcast and Hear from Our Fearless Leaders. Our podcasts, hosted by Business Women Australia, feature interviews with our courageous Leader Members. These inspiring women are determined to make a difference in business and leadership and share their stories to impact our community and beyond. Tune in wherever you get your podcasts and join us on this exciting journey of discovery and growth!

BWA PODCAST SHOW: Women’s Business Networking: A Feminine Perspective

Join Business Women Australia’s National Director Lyn Hawkins and Coordinator Leanne Jeffery with their guests, Vida Carlino from Inspiration Space and the Maree Gooch from Value Creators. Get ready to dive into a thought-provoking exploration of the distinct ways women approach business development and networking.

In this episode, our hosts and guests delve into ground breaking research, uncovering the diverse communication styles, networking strategies, and preferences that influence women’s professional journeys. Gain valuable insights into creating inclusive and effective networking environments, fostering collaboration, and navigating the unique challenges faced by women in the business world. Subscribe now for an engaging discussion that seamlessly blends expertise, entrepreneurship, and a commitment to understanding the diverse perspectives shaping the future of business networking. Stay tuned for a podcast that not only informs but also inspires from a uniquely feminine standpoint.

About Maree Gooch:

Maree is the co-founder of Value Creators and creates value wherever she goes. She is a pragmatic and practical business advisor who can analyse and explain complicated business concepts, yet she possesses a special gift of developing practical and implementable programs to achieve results and desired outcomes – to make things happen !

About Vida Carlino:

Vida is a Published Author, Speaker and Leader in conscious evolution, inspirational mindfulness and authentic accountability. She is a social entrepreneur, founder of Inspiration Source, owner of the Inspiration Space and author of MY POWER STATEMENT. Vida strives to inspire everyone to live a more enriched, fulfilling and conscious life. Since the age of 24, Vida has been in business for herself, and successfully owned and operated multiple businesses. As an experienced and wise facilitator Vida deliberately creates micro moments of impact to inspire a willingness to express the trust that allows real conversation to unfold regardless of discomfort, challenge or viewpoint.

About Lyn Hawkins:

Lyn is the Founding Director of Business Women Australia and a management consultant with a focus on business growth, marketing and cultural transformation. She has held senior roles with KPMG, HHG Legal Group, HLB Mann Judd and Telstra, in addition to General Management roles with technology-based businesses. As a Principal of a successful consulting practice Lyn works predominantly with professional services firms and executive teams developing and implementing business development strategies. Lyn is also the WA Director of Private Wealth Network and has mentored undergrad students at UWA for 10 years. Lyn has experience with both NFP and private boards.

About Leanne Jeffery:

Fondly known by our community as the “Chief Happiness Officer” Leanne is the Coordinator for Business Women Australia.
As a business professional, Leanne is a driven by a passion to empower women in Australia to achieve their goals and connect with like-minded individuals. Through her work, she creates bespoke events, webinars, and podcasts that are tailored to the unique needs of each business, fostering lasting network connections that help women grow their businesses. Leanne take pride in providing a supportive environment where women can collaborate, learning from each other, and building strong relationships that last.

BWA PODCAST SHOW: The Importance of Trade Marks for Your Business

Join BWA Coordinator Leanne Jeffery and her guest Cheryl Hrvoj from Davies Collison Cave as they unravel the mysteries of trademarks, patents, and more. Discover the essence of intellectual property, from patents to trademarks, and learn why these rights are vital for businesses. Delve into the power of trademarks as Cheryl illustrates their pivotal role in brand reputation and consumer recognition through captivating examples from renowned brands like SONY, CADBURY, and COCA-COLA.

Explore the benefits of trademark registration, from legal protection to enhancing business value, and gain insights into common pitfalls businesses encounter regarding trademarks. Whether you’re a startup or an established enterprise, tune in to “Intellectual Insights” for expert advice on safeguarding your intellectual assets and leveraging them for business success.

About Cheryl Hrvoj:

Cheryl is an accomplished Intellectual Property Lawyer, specialises in a wide range of trademark matters, offering expertise in clearing, registering, and enforcing business names, brand names, and product/service names. With experience as legal counsel for a major Australian telecommunication company, Cheryl provides strategic advice on trademark registration strategies in Australia and internationally. As a prize-winning graduate of the University of Melbourne’s Master of Intellectual Property Law and co-chair of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand, WA Committee, Cheryl is dedicated to educating business owners on trademark issues and online branding, ensuring comprehensive protection for their intellectual assets.

Contact Cheryl HERE to talk about trade marking your business

Kicking Assets: Taking the Wisdom of Martial Arts and Applying it to Finance

Join BWA’s Coordinator, Leanne Jeffery, as she dives into the world of wealth creation with an enlightening interview featuring Shayne Sommer from Shaforth in this episode “Kicking Assets.” Drawing parallels between martial arts and financial planning, Shayne explores the dojo as a metaphor for the financial planning office, emphasising the importance of finding a financial sensei to guide you through the complexities of wealth management. Whether you’re a financial white belt or a seasoned black belt in money management, there’s always room for growth and refinement. Leanne and Shayne discuss how even the masters have masters in both martial arts and finance, highlighting the perpetual learning journey in these domains. Tune in for a fresh perspective, enhanced discipline, and valuable insights that will elevate your wealth awareness. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to sharpen your financial technique and embark on a journey of kicking assets. #senseishayne #KickingAssets #FinancialWisdom


Shayne holds a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism/Psychology) from the University of Queensland, as well as a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning. Shayne is a Certified Financial Planner® practitioner and Life Risk Specialist® professional with the Financial Advice Association of Australia (FAAA).  In 2022 Shayne was recognised as the Financial Adviser of the Year at the Women in Finance Awards, and in 2023, was included in Financial Standard’s Power50 influential advisers across Australia.

Shayne’s background in communications and psychology allows her to communicate effectively to individuals and groups about a broad range of topics, from basic financial planning concepts to the challenging technical niches within the industry. Shayne also contributes to the Certified Financial Planner® certification program via the FAAA and Masters & Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning topics with Kaplan Professional.

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BWA PODCAST SHOW: Create Your Reality

Join Business Women Australia’s Coordinator Leanne Jeffery with special guest Preetie Boler founder of Empowered by Design as they discuss the origins of Preetie’s transformative book, “Create Your Reality Journal,” probing into the pivotal moment that ignited her drive to write it. As the conversation progresses, they explore the profound message encapsulated within the book’s empowering phrase: “there is magic within you.” Preetie shares her deep insights on unlocking this inherent magic and manifesting the desires of the heart. The dialogue gracefully navigates through the delicate balance between personal anecdotes and actionable guidance, revealing the thought process behind crafting a universal blueprint for readers. Journaling emerges as a central theme, with Preetie offering invaluable insights into its life-transforming potential and practical tips for beginners. Looking towards the future, Preetie sheds light on the evolution of her work and shares her excitement about upcoming projects. For those grappling with feelings of stagnation, she offers words of encouragement and wisdom, igniting a spark of hope and possibility. As the episode draws to a close, listeners are guided on where to find Preetie’s book and encouraged to explore upcoming events and platforms where they can engage further with her empowering work. Get ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and transformation in this enlightening exchange between two champions of empowerment.


Preetie Boler, a transformational leader and former lawyer with over 30 years of combined legal and commercial experience in various corporate environments. Her vast experience in this space provides her with comprehensive knowledge on effective leadership and positive workplace behaviours – behaviours that drive, high performance, positive culture, growth, resilience and success. In her corporate role with a national facilities management company, Preetie leads and mentors her team to excel in their respective  responsibilities involving managing vendor compliance, contract development and dispute resolution.

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BWA PODCAST SHOW, Shaping a Sustainable Future: Earth Hour

Join Business Women Australia Coordinator, Leanne Jeffery with the phenomenal Dr. Kate Ringvall from Galactic Sustainability about the fusion of Earth Hour and circular sustainability. Dr. Kate brings her expertise to the discussion, highlighting the potential of Earth Hour in promoting sustainability and circular economy principles. Together, they explore how Earth Hour can inspire collective action and shape a more sustainable future for all. Join Leanne and Dr. Kate as they delve into the cosmic possibilities of sustainability and Earth Hour’s role in driving positive change.


Kate is a leader in the Sustainability and Circular Economy field – working, studying and exploring the many facets that make up Sustainability as we know it today. Kate has a Masters in Public Policy and a PhD in Planning and my areas of expertise and interest are in the Circular Economy, Sustainability in Business, Sustainability Branding, Sustainable Urban Planning, Sustainable Cities, Sustainable Transport, Transit Orientated Development, and Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment. Kate has worked for governments at all levels, large corporations, and Universities – implementing and integrating sustainability principles and practices. Kate is also a Co-founder and a Governing Fellow of the Galactic Cooperative, who are leading the way for the development of a Circular Economy in WA; and is leading the Circular Economy agenda for GHD in Canberra.

Get your business sustainability toolbox HERE

BWA PODCAST SHOW: Nurturing Mental Health for Success

Join Business Women Australia’s Coordinator, Leanne Jeffery, and the visionary founder of Pynk Health, Julie Fox. In this exclusive podcast episode, Leanne delves into Julie’s transformative journey, tracing her evolution from a clinical psychologist to the driving force behind Pynk Health. Julie unfolds the challenges encountered during the establishment of this pioneering platform and weaves a narrative enriched with compelling success stories. Together, they explore the distinctive approach Pynk Health adopts to tailor its services to the nuanced mental health challenges faced by women, shedding light on the profound impact witnessed in the lives of those they’ve guided. Join Leanne and Julie as they navigate through the aspirations for Pynk Health’s future, envisioning its growth and evolution in the realm of women’s mental well-being. This podcast promises a unique blend of expertise, entrepreneurship, and an unwavering commitment to empower women’s mental health


As a dedicated Clinical Psychologist, Julie has a profound commitment to fostering mental wellbeing and resilience among women. With an extensive background in psychology and a passion for accessible mental health care, Julie founded Pynk Health, a pioneering telehealth psychology practice specifically tailored for women.

Pynk Health is at the forefront of offering compassionate, comprehensive, and convenient evidence based, best practice psychological services, leveraging the latest in telehealth technologies to reach women wherever they are, in the comfort of their own spaces.

See the Pynk website HERE

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