Ten incredible lessons from 9 to Thrive Melbourne

WHAT A DAY! Day #1 of 9 to Thrive Melbourne was amazing. Thank you so much to every one who came along – we loved your energy, your tweets, your Instagram pictures, your moves during our 30-second dance parties and …

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How five successful women are winning at life

Do you ever look at some women, famous or otherwise, and wonder how on earth they are doing it? The ’it’ being winning at life. Whether it’s a stellar career, being on the board of several multi-national companies, always looking …

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Nadia Bartel on what to wear to land your dream job.

Nadia Bartel’s name is synonymous with style. With a casual 330,000 plus followers on Instagram, the publisher of online fashion hub Chronicles of Nadia now has an e-store, The Con-Nection. If you’re wondering how successful it is, a dress she …

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Why emotional fulfilment is the new empowerment

Hannah is the General Manager of Foxtel’s flagship brand and Australia’s favourite lifestyle destination The LifeStyle Group. Hannah is one of Australia’s most accomplished television executives and has commissioned some of LifeStyle’s most successful and award-winning local productions including; Gogglebox …

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Meaghan Noble: “Financial security means women get to choose their own path.”

Meaghan Noble’s No.1 passion? Helping to improve the economic security and financial decision making of women. How? By helping women better understanding what may hold them back financially and tap into their natural resilience and resourcefulness. As CBA’s executive manager …

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A day in the life of Melanie Schilling

Mel graced The Garden stage at Sydney’s 9 to Thrive where she shared two shortcuts to a fabulous life with psychology’s latest life hacks to fast-track your happiness, wellbeing and success. Mel will be joining us again in Melbourne – you can grab tickets here!

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Therese Kerr: “If you don’t believe in you, who will?”

Therese Kerr is passionate about health and wellness. She’s the Co-Founder of The Divine Company, a certified organic beauty and personal skincare business and in 2015, she was voted one of Australia’s Top 50 Most Influential Women, as well as Organic Industry Leader …

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A day in the life of The Remarkables Group’s Lorraine Murphy

Lorraine Murphy is probably the most organised woman in Australia. She knows what she’s having for breakfast four days in advance, she spends two hours a week planning the days/weeks/months/years ahead … and the reason why? She says that by planning ahead, she …

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Sharing the 9 to Thrive social love

Over the two days at Sydney 9 to Thrive, social media went NUTS. #9toThrive trended on Twitter and Instagram was flooded with your pretty posts. We’ve cherry-picked our fave pics below! (Coming to 9 to Thrive in Melbourne on 2-3 September? …

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9 life lessons from 9 to Thrive

That’s a wrap! 9 to Thrive Sydney saw thousands of you streaming through the doors, 4,567 cupcakes eaten (approximately), and dozens of brilliant speakers including Mia Freedman, Donna Hay, Emma Isaacs, Pip Edwards, Ronni Kahn + so so many more. Here were …

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From sales assistant to selling her label in Bloomingdales

Julia Softley’s story reads like a dream. The founder and owner of fashion label MLM, began her career working in hospitality, but knowing her heart was in fashion, persisted until she landed a job in the industry. Passionately absorbing every …

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The 5 hardest lessons Alisa & Lysandra learnt on The Block

Watching Alisa and Lysandra at their renovating best on Channel Nine’s The Block and The Block: Sky High, it’s easy to forget interior design wasn’t their first career choice. Once South Australian Police Force officers, the twins hung up their …

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A day in the life of Donna Hay, food styling extraordinaire

No one makes food like Donna Hay. This much we know. In fact, we’d go so far to say that Donna Hay takes the most Instagram-worthy photos of food in Australia. But she’s not just a food stylist, Donna is also …

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Damon Gameau plans to revolutionise the way Aussie children eat

Damon Gameau is an Australian actor who directed and starred in ‘That Sugar Film’ famously gaining eight kilos in two months eating low-fat, high-sugar health food diet for 60 days. He also wrote the accompanying ‘That Sugar Book’, which reached …

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Michelle Bridges: ‘Work-life balance is complete BS’

Despite appearances, Michelle Bridges is one of those rare infectiously fun women …..

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How to kill it in the male-dominated digital industry.

It’s 2016 yet women are still at an unfair advantage in the workplace. Aussie women earn about 83¢ cents for every $1 a man earns, according to a recent gender pay gap report. Along with unequal pay, there’s also the …

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Lola Berry on the business lessons she learned the hard way

Lola Berry is arguably one of the most qualified women in Australia to talk about conquering self-doubt. After launching her weight loss e-book late last year, the title, Stop Being A Fat B*tch Nutrition Plan: Change Your Inner Dialogue and …

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Zoë Foster Blake on books, beauty and running a biz

We can’t get enough of Zoë Foster Blake. After she amazed the crowd at last year’s 9 to Thrive expo, having her back at this year’s event was simply a non negotiable. If you’ve never heard of Zoë, here’s what you need to know. …

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Your pre-loved handbag could change a woman’s life

We’ve all got one or two old handbags lurking in the dark corners of our wardrobes. The one we bought online and never returned. The one, though practical, that never made it out of the dust bag. Well, now you …

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How Helen Souness rose to MD of Etsy Australia

Etsy was founded by woodwork artist Rob Kalin and two friends in 2005 in a Brooklyn apartment. Fast forward a decade and the online marketplace specialising in craft and vintage items generated revenues worth $US273.4 million last year. We spoke …

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A day in the life of … fashion entrepreneur Margie Woods

Margie Woods is impressive. Almost 10 years ago, she didn’t just start one business, she started two. Viktoria & Woods, and The LOFFT were both established in 2005. The LOFFT is an agency that represents 16-plus emerging and established designer fashion and accessory brands. Viktoria …

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OpenAgent CEO Zoe Pointon’s golden piece of advice for entrepreneurs.

Zoe Pointon is the co-CEO of real-estate disruptor OpenAgent, which provides up-to-date agent sales data to consumers looking to list, buy or rent a home, allowing them to make informed decisions regarding their property. The idea for OpenAgent was born out …

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Rebekah Campbell: ‘Working in tech means I’m often the only woman in the room.’

We sit down with co-founder and executive director of the Hey You app – Australia’s largest technology app that improves payment process for cafe customers  – Rebekah Campbell. Rebekah is a serial entrepreneur – her first “gig” in her first career …

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The best way to organically grow your followers on Instagram.

Lizzy Abegg is one-half of the sister duo behind fashion label, Spell & The Gypsy Collective. From its humble beginnings in Byron Bay, the brand has become the go-to for free-spirited bohemians and celebrities around the world. As early Instagram …

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Nadia Bartel on her 5 biggest blogging mistakes.

Nadia Bartel needs no introduction. The founder and publisher of online fashion hub Chronicles of Nadia has amassed over 330,000 followers on Instagram alone. When she imparts fashion advice, people follow. We sat down with the now mum-of-one adorable baby, …

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Stylerunner co-founder Julie Stevanja: ‘I have pinch-me moments everyday.’

Julie Stevanja saw an opportunity to sell cool activewear and grabbed it with both hands, and now Stylerunner ships to over 100 countries. The idea for Stylerunner struck during a Bikram yoga class. Julie was living in London working for …

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Ronni Kahn: the woman nourishing Australia

When Ronni Kahn was growing up, food was about sharing and showing you care. Her mother was a gourmet cook (though Ronni freely admits she wasn’t such a fan in her youth). As she puts it, “Beautiful, warm, heart-filled moments …

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Melissa Ambrosini wants you to start living your dream life NOW

She’s the wellness and meditation guru that some of the most motivated women in Australia (think: Lorna Jane and Lisa Messenger) look to, but Melissa Ambrosini, author of Mastering Your Mean Girl, wasn’t always the positive life coach she is …

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Want to start your own label? Pip Edwards has three pieces of advice for you

Pip Edwards knows fashion. After nearly three years at Price Waterhouse Coopers in risk management and corporate restructuring, Pip took the plunge into fashion and has never looked back. Following stints at breakthrough Aussie labels Sass & Bide and Ksubi, …

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Luke Hines on the 3 things we should be doing right now to live our healthiest lives.

Since hitting our screens in 2013 as a finalist on My Kitchen Rules, Luke Hines has co-authored six best-selling Clean Living cookbooks, trained (and cooked for) Angelina Jolie, and regularly appeared as a trainer and fitness expert on Australia’s Next …

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Mia Freedman: “Good women pull other women along for the ride.”

Mia Freedman knows what women want to read, watch and listen to. That’s for sure. She was just 24 when she was appointed as the editor of Cosmopolitan, making her the youngest editor in the magazine’s history. Almost 10 years later, and …

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Kemi Nekvapil on how to stop self-doubt and start living your dreams

To say Kemi Nekvapil is multi-talented is a massive understatement. The now life-coach, author and speaker grew up in London, originally trained as a baker and chef, acted on British TV screens for three years, toured with The Royal Shakespeare …

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Monique Bowley is Australia’s Queen of podcasts

If there’s one woman who knows a thing or two about how to make a good podcast – it’s Monique Bowley. In the couple of years since she started at Mamamia, Monique Bowley has been the creative force behind more than eight successful podcasts …

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