Celebrating our awesome Premium members

Celebrating our awesome Premium members

Hats off to these eight kickass women

BY Business Chicks, 4 min READ

Our community of Premium members is full of kickass women doing kickass things, and we’re not the only ones who’ve noticed. The Telstra Women’s Awards, Cosmopolitan’s Woman of the Year and Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards have all recognised our members as being worthy of nomination.

Let’s collectively propel them forward by sparing a minute to vote or connect to say congratulations on their nomination or win.

Emily Duggan

Cosmopolitan’s Woman of the Year award – Sports

Emily became the first female driver to race in the V8 Touring Car Series last year, competing in the opening round at Sandown raceway finishing in 11th place. She’s nominated for Cosmo’s Woman of the Year in the Sportswoman category.


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Sheree Rubinstein

Telstra Victoria Entrepreneur Award Finalist

Sheree is the co-founder of One Roof, the co-working space for women and female-led businesses. She’s a 2017 finalist for the Telstra Victorian Business Women’s Awards in the entrepreneur category.

Read about Sheree here and send some good vibes her way here.


Cosmopolitan’s Woman of the Year award – Entrepreneur 

Alanna Bastin-Byrne and Jade Collins are the brains behind Femecomony, a website which encourages women (and men!) to shop brands with female leaders to create gender equality. They’ve been nominated as a finalist for both the Telstra Business Women’s Awards and Cosmo’s Woman of the Year.


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Beam Australia

Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winner

Frustrated by the lack of flexibility women face when returning to work after children, Stephanie Reuss and Victoria Stuart kickstarted Beam Australia – a marketplace which matches skilled women looking for part-time and flexible work solutions with corporations looking to invest in the right talent. They picked up the Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year at the Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards. Congratulations!

Read about Beam here and connect with them here.

Ali Hill

Telstra Queensland Entrepreneur Award Finalist

Ali Hill is a psychologist, speaker, and co-founder of Pragmatic Thinking, a behaviour and motivation strategy company. She’s also the author of Stand Out: A real-world guide to get clear, find purpose and become the boss of busy. We absolutely love her podcast, Stand Out Life – she’s interviewed our own Emma Isaacs and Olivia Ruello along with a killer mix of celebrities, female sports and media personalities, and women in business.

Connect with Ali here.


Caroline McCulloch

Telstra Queensland Entrepreneur Award Finalist

Caroline McCulloch is owner and designer of FRANKiE4 footwear. With a background as a podiatrist and physiotherapist, she found it difficult to recommend practical footwear that she would want to wear. In 2011, she launched two styles and now has over 20 styles and over 90 stockists in Australia and New Zealand, as well as via an online store and two concept stores in Brisbane.

Connect with Caroline here.

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Justine Flynn

Telstra Victorian For Purpose and Social Enterprise Award Finalist

Justine Flynn is the co-founder of trailblazing social enterprise Thankyou, which now includes water, nappies, wipes and body care products. The company donates funds to safe water, hygiene and sanitation programs, and food security programs in 16 countries.

Connect with Justine here.

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Spell & The Gypsy Collective

Cosmopolitan’s Woman of the Year award – Fashion 

For the uninitiated, Spell & The Gypsy Collective is the cult Byron Bay-based fashion, accessories and homewares brand with a hippie-luxe aesthetic. Read more about the duo here and connect with Lizzy here.


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