31 August, 2020
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Supporting Women Owned Business: Anna Mitsios, Founder Edible Beauty

Femeconomy’s Supporting Women Owned Business mini-blog series is intended to amplify how women led and women owned businesses are supporting each other, and to encourage more businesses to include women led and women owned businesses in their purchasing decisions. Edible Beauty is a conscious Australian skincare and wellness brand providing a...

7 January, 2018
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Why Edible Beauty?

There is growing awareness of the need to use pure and organic ingredients on our skin. At Edible Beauty our gold standard for purity is an “edible” ingredients list. As the founder of Edible Beauty Australia, I feel so strongly about our products being edible. So, I pledge that if you...

11 January, 2017
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Female Leader, Anna Mitsios, Edible Beauty

Ever had that feeling when you are smoothing on a moisturiser or lip balm that it smells so delicious that you would like to eat it? Well Anna Mitsios has created Edible Beauty Australia to provide a range of edible skin care products and wild-crafted teas which contain therapeutic botanicals designed...

6 January, 2021
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Supporting Women Owned Business: Sheena Ireland, Specialists in Communications

Femeconomy’s Supporting Women Owned Business mini-blog series is intended to amplify how women led and women owned businesses are supporting each other, and to encourage more businesses to include women led and women owned businesses in their purchasing decisions. Specialists in Communications is the trusted adviser and reliable communications team for businesses...

17 September, 2020
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Turning the Tide of the She-Cession

I am an optimist. An idealist. A doer. So, how can we create opportunities to increase women’s economic security in a COVID-19 world where we are seeing a ‘she-cession’? The recent Women of the World Festival, live streamed for 24 hours around the globe, highlighted the negative impact of COVID-19 on women...

2 March, 2018
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The Power of Your Keyboard to #PressforProgress

Every day we sit at our desks using our keyboard to draft strategies, share thoughts and be social. Think about the power in your keyboard to press for progress towards gender equality, this year’s theme for International Women’s Day: “With the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings telling us...

18 September, 2017
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How Ethical Shopping Changes Lives

Temples and Markets was born out of a love of travel, eating and shopping my way through South East Asia. Along the way I discovered products created by resilient individuals, employed by Social Enterprises and Artisan Groups. These groups exist to improve people’s lives and empower them towards a better...

25 January, 2017
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Shop to Support Women on Australia Day

How you can support local businesswomen this Australia Day We’re being urged to shop local this Australia Day week and to help stop of the flow of over $4.2 billion that’s heading to offshore businesses. The best way you can do this is to buy Australian made products and to...

30 December, 2016
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Female Leader, Judith Treanor, Temples and Markets

Judith Treanor, Founder of Temples and Markets, reminds us of an intrepid modern day East India Company adventurer. With an irrepressible passion for South-East Asian design, Judith has created Temples and Markets to showcase the region’s emerging designers and artisans on a global stage. 95% of products are handmade. All are...

22 December, 2016
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Boxing Day Sales 2016

For those who wait patiently until Boxing Day Sales to pick up the best value bargains after Christmas, here are some suggestions on Femeconomy approved brands offering excellent deals. I generally wait until the new year sales to restock linen, children’s clothes, underwear (because we all have our favourite brands!),...

26 February, 2018
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Short Stories that Press for Progress Issue 2

Imagine being one of Australia’s first female lifeguards. Or, walking out of your home on a canefield in the middle of the night to escape a life and a marriage that wasn’t for you. How about becoming non-technical founders of a business whose sole purpose is to help correct the...

3 July, 2017
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5 Bootstrapping Tips from Female Leaders

We often get caught up in startup world vernacular with that ecosystem’s buzzwords. Heard yourself saying unicorn, growth hacking, FMA (first mover advantage)? When it boils down to it, many of us are trying to build a small business without investment, off our own backs in our own time. We’re...