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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: Choosing Change in your life – 5 tips to help you on your change journey. 

Choosing change in your life can be an exciting and rejuvenating experience. But it can also be challenging and overwhelming. 

It’s one thing to determine ‘what’ you wish to change, but it’s a whole different step to determine ‘how’ you make that change happen. 

Tracy will share her 5 tips based on her recent lived experience of leaving her previous company where she worked for 22 years and starting a new business as ‘Tracy Cooper Change Specialist’. 

Tracy’s tips are practical and thought provoking and will help you approach your chosen change with confidence. 


Tracy Cooper is a Change Specialist who supports senior leaders to tackle the challenges of implementing change in their organisations.

With her combined expertise in leadership, change management and facilitation, she utilises theory and turns this into a proven practical approach to guide you in your transformation processes.

Whilst her early career was in agricultural science, she transitioned to delivering leadership programs in rural and regional communities of Qld via the Department of Primary Industries ‘Building Rural Leaders Program.’

Based on this learning and experience of delivering leadership programs, in 2001 she joined forces with Maria Nolan and launched SeeChange Consulting.

Using their action learning approach, underpinned by their enviable expertise and accreditation in Prosci Change Management methodology, they created programs that have brought major change to the lives of individuals, regional communities and businesses in the financial services, agribusiness, local government, childcare, aged care and the broader not- for- profit sectors for 23 years.

Utilising all the experience, techniques and tools developed over those two decades, in early 2024 Tracy commenced her individual journey as Tracy Cooper Change Specialist. She is passionate about helping those who wish to lead themselves to learn, thrive, embrace change and make a difference in their world. 

You can read Tracy’s 5 tips about moving through chosen change HERE
BWA PODCAST SHOW: Run Your Business, Don’t Let it Run You.

Join Business Women Australia’s Coordinator Leanne Jeffery with Thryv Australia and New Zealand‘s CRO Elise Balsillie as they dive into the world of small business ownership. Leanne and Elise will explore the unique challenges that women entrepreneurs face today and discuss strategies to overcome them. Elise shares her expertise on how small business owners can rediscover their passion and get back to doing what they love. We unravel the mysteries of the modern digital landscape, providing valuable insights on how business owners can understand and adapt to this ever-changing world. Discover the keys to selecting the right digital tools for your business with Elise’s expert guidance. Whether you’re just starting your entrepreneurial journey or contemplating quitting, our conversation offers invaluable advice to inspire and empower you. Tune in for a dynamic discussion filled with practical tips and encouragement to help you not only navigate the challenges but also thrive in the world of small business.


Elise has an innate passion for supporting the lifeblood of our nation: small businesses.

As Chief Revenue Officer, Elise holds revenue responsibility for all brands in the Thryv Australia and New Zealand portfolios including Thryv, White Pages, Yellow Pages, Thryv Agency, True Local and Thryv Data.

She’s committed to helping small businesses succeed in a demanding landscape; according to Elise, the most rewarding part of her role is hearing from small business owners tell her how much their lives have changed since digitising their business with Thryv, resulting in more time to get back to what they love.

Professionally, Elise is most proud of how invested she is in her people and supporting all employees within the Thryv organisation. Personally, she could not be prouder of her incredible boys – Brodie, 19 and Cooper, 15.

Elise is GAICD accredited (Australian Institute of Company Directors) and has completed the Harvard Leadership Program.

Empowering Women in Business: Exploring the Benefits of Joining Business Women Australia

Welcome to “Why Join Business Women Australia” the podcast where we delve into the world of BWA’s professional development and community connection, with a focus on the benefits of joining Business Women Australia (BWA) as a member. This is a great Podcast to listen to if you are considering joining this national community of dynamic women. Listen as Lyn Hawkins and Leanne Jeffery explore how BWA is empowering female leadership with women in business across Australia and beyond.

In this episode of The BWA Podcast Show, Lyn and Leanne discuss the tangible and psychological benefits gained from being part of this fast growing community.

From networking opportunities and professional development resources to profile building connection events, we uncover the many ways in which BWA supports women in their entrepreneurial and executive journey’s.

Hear from Lyn Hawkins, National Director – and Founder – of Business Women Australia. Lyn is a seasoned business leader and shares inspiring insights to showcase the transformative impact of joining this influential organisation.

Whether you’re a founder, senior board director or a professional looking to advance your career, this podcast will unpack how BWA can help you thrive in the world of business.


BWA PODCAST SHOW: Tiny Homes, Big Impact

Tune in as BWA Coordinator Leanne Jeffery engages in a conversation with Sue Daley from Pocket Condos, exploring the profound influence of compact living. Sue delves into the implications and expenses associated with the tiny home lifestyle, shedding light on the challenges faced in dealing with local government. Discover their efforts to alleviate the rental crisis in Western Australia by increasing the accessibility of these homes and advocating for legislative changes.


Sue Daley is a renovation expert, project manager & designer with over 20 years’ experience and is the co-founder and owner of a successful construction company in the Peel Region of WA.

Sue Daley saw a need in the housing industry for an alternative solution to standard housing construction, one which supports an accelerated construction cycle to meet the demands of the West Australian housing market.

Download your FREE tiny home handbook HERE


Join BWA Coordinator Leanne Jeffery with her special guest Vida Carlino for their podcast Liberate Self.

Join Leanne and Vida as they’re diving deep into a transformative journey of self-discovery and conscious living.

In the chaos of life, where demands pull you in every direction, have you unintentionally dimmed your radiant light? Liberate Self is your ticket to breaking free! We’re talking practical, enduring skills that seamlessly fit into your daily routine, helping you shift perspectives, take control of your bustling mind, and navigate life with authenticity and joy.

Vida will be dropping gems of wisdom—tried and tested practices that demand minimal time but promise a remarkable shift in your feelings, thoughts, and actions.

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.

Click HERE to connect with Vida to be the FIRST to know about her new online course

BWA PODCAST SHOW, Building Financial Acumen: Moving Away From a Scarcity Mindset

Join Leanne Jeffery, Coordinator for Business Women Australia and the insightful Shayne Sommers from Shaforth as they talk about how to bolster your financial wisdom in 2024. Shayne will unravel the intricacies of finance, exploring the latest trends and embracing the technological wave propelling us into the future. Shayne will decode the mysteries of financial acumen, offering you a front-row seat to the insights that can shape your financial landscape. Tune in, engage, and empower yourself with the knowledge to navigate the financial currents of the new year alongside Leanne and Shayne.


Shayne is a Private Wealth Adviser in the North Sydney office for the Shadforth Financial Group.

Shayne maintains personal advice relationships with private clients as well as provides advice to corporate members and facilitates seminars for corporate clients. Shayne also provides technical training to our team across the country.

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 Planning Association of Australia (FPA).  In 2022 Shayne was recognised as the Financial Adviser of the Year at the Women in Finance Awards.

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 FPA and the Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) program via Pearson Vue and CPA Australia.

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