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Women in Business: Newsletter article


Posted By on Apr 21, 2014

On Wednesday 26th of March, the 85 Broads Melbourne team were fortunate enough to meet with Jacqui Martin, the Director of the Sodona Consulting Group. One of our Marketing and Publications Officers, Mirella, sat down with her to discuss her work history, her perceptions of women in the workplace, and her advice for young women wanting to follow a similar path. Martin, who completed a four-year Bachelor of Education at the University...

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On Tuesday, 25th of March at 12pm, 85 Broads Melbourne held our first workshop for the year within our ‘Aspire to Lead’ Women’s Leadership series. The workshop, based on the topic of ‘personal branding’, aimed to assist members in practising career development skills so as to foster the successful transition between university and the workforce upon graduation. Approximately 50 members attended to hear from Stephanie Hough, a Campus...

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Brisbane born but Melbourne made, Kirsteene Phelan spent her early career in film and music before jumping into running her own handmade jewellery business, Scrumptious Productions, from 2007 – 2011. The label grew quickly from a small market stall to being retailed in 90 outlets across Australia and New Zealand. Eventually Kirsteene was hired as Etsy’s Australian Communications Manager – the company’s first hire in the Southern...

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Turn your passion into your profession and you can be a success story, too! Just “start with what you enjoy and erase any negativity,” says Sofia Levin, founder of copywriting and content marketing company, Word Salad. Sofia enjoyed writing from an early age. Sofia recalls, “I used to write poems when I was in junior school and later at uni I started my own blog.” After studying Journalism at Monash University, Sofia worked as a...

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High Tea Meet & Greet Review

High Tea Meet & Greet Review


Posted By on Mar 7, 2013

The High Tea – Meet & Greet was the launch event of 85 Broads Melbourne. Held on the 5th of March at the Student Lounge of the the Spot Building, the event brought together past and present members of the club. Over some incredible treats and refreshments, the girls made a several new friends, stepped out of their comfort zones and enjoyed some delicious treats created by the committee themselves. There was an assortment of...

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In Her Shoes

In Her Shoes


Posted By on Oct 5, 2012

  Held on the 4th October on Level 1 at The Spot, the second speaker event by 85 Broads welcomed three highly experienced and inspirational women.The speakers provided us with an insight to their own journeys. Our speakers were three women who have excelled in their respective fields: Professor Margaret Abernethy (B.Ec. Ph.D.) Former Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics and current Sir Douglas Copland Chair of Commerce...

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