Victoria McGrane left the bright lights of the fashion industry to downsize her life and realign her work with her values. Now she travels around Australia in her solar-powered motorhome, while running her creative business The Scenic Route.
Australian nurse Yanti Turang has spent the past year working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US. She’s also the founder and executive director of LearnToLive, a global health not-for-profit she started in response to seeing her own family members in Indonesia suffering from chronic and preventable illnesses.
Sanaz Fotouhi is an author, academic and filmmaker, whose book-writing journey began back in her 20s with a life-changing trip to Afghanistan. What she saw on that trip would stay with her forever and it set her on a path to show the world what was happening for women and children in that country.
Jenny McAllister is a young stroke survivor and the founder of StyleAbility. She's on a mission to transform the fashion industry, to make it more inclusive and accessible for the one in five Australians living with a disability.
Lorna Deng is an HR professional and the co-founder of DivTal, a new social enterprise that aims to break down employment barriers for people from minority backgrounds. Having faced and overcome barriers to employment herself, Lorna is determined to make the future of work more inclusive.
Cara Peek is a lawyer turned not-for-profit leader and entrepreneur, and the founder of two Indigenous-led organisations, Saltwater Country and The Cultural Intelligence Project. Recognised for her work in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia, she recently received the 2020 AgriFutures Rural Women's Award.
Hetty McKinnon is a New York-based cook and food writer from Sydney, who is perhaps best known for her much-loved recipe books and her salad-making venture that started it all, Arthur Street Kitchen.
Louisa Seton is a classically trained fine art, lifestyle and documentary photographer, who grew up in Kenya but has spent more than 18 years living in Australia.
Yatu Widders Hunt is the founder and curator of Australian Indigenous Fashion, as well as a director of an Indigenous consultancy specialising in communications, policy and research.
Ally Jade is an artist and youth worker with the Sydney-based non-profit Women's Justice Network, bringing unique insight to her work after spending time in prison herself.