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What She Did Next is a podcast showcasing the inspiring career change stories of Australian women from diverse fields and backgrounds.

We’re all about women making brave choices to tread their own paths, live adventurous lives and make a positive difference in the world.

If you’re on the cusp of a new chapter yourself, we hope you hear something in these conversations that inspires your next move.

Ingerlise Svaleng | Gift of hope

Ingerlise Svaleng is a communications professional with a background in organisational coaching and positive psychology. She’s also the founder of 21 Gifts – an initiative she started with her husband after their first daughter, Maia, was born with Down syndrome.

Kylie Flament | Greater good

Kylie Flament started her career in big-city HR and management roles, before making a sea change and moving into not-for-profits. She is now the General Manager of Green Connect, an award-winning social enterprise that employs young people and former refugees in environmentally friendly work.

Solai Valliappan | Risk and reward

Solai Valliappan is an actuary turned tech investor, with an interest in start-ups that are bringing about positive change. She’s also a champion of female founders and hopes to inspire more women to start their own companies and get the backing they need to bring their big ideas to the world.

Lidia Thorpe | Lifelong activist

Greens Senator Lidia Thorpe is a passionate advocate for human rights, social justice and the environment. A proud Gunnai Gunditjmara and Djab Wurrung woman, she was the first Aboriginal woman to be elected to the Victorian Parliament, before making the leap to Federal Parliament as the first Aboriginal Senator for Victoria.


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