Lady Startup

Lady Startup Podcast

Do you have dreams of owning your own business or you just want to take a peak behind the curtain to see how other people have done it? Then join Mia Freedman as she sits down with some of the most inspiring and successful female entrepreneurs to discover how they built their businesses from the ground up.

BONUS: The Evolution Of Zoe Foster Blake
We're dropping into your feed to share an episode of No Filter that we think you might like, with Zoe Foster Blake.  How do you become an accidental entrepreneur? Why is friendship so important in a marriage? Why is infidelity not a deal-breaker in relationships? And how do you juggle all the balls when your husband also makes a lot of things?  These were just some of the questions that Mia had during part two of her interview with Zoe Foster Blake. Listen to part one of Mia's interview with Zoe he...

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The Woman Who Manages Australia’s Biggest Celebrities
Michael Bublé, Delta Goodrem, Guy Sebastian, Jules Sebastian, Fleetwood Mac, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Human Nature. What do all these famous musicians have in common? They are just a small fraction of the talent managed by today’s guest, Jennifer Fontaine. Jennifer started her career at Sony Music Entertainment Australia, before moving on to Warner Music Group. But then, like so many women, she decided she wanted to do exactly what she wanted to do. She wanted to work for herself. So in 2007, s...

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How Ultra Violette Created A Cult Brand Almost Instantly
There are some products that you need but just aren’t fun to buy. Coat hangers, staples, ironing boards, flour... Here’s an idea for a business: find a product nobody likes buying and then make a version of it that people will describe as a “cult buy”. That’s what Ava Matthews and her business partner Bec Jefferd did when they noticed that skincare was having a moment but sunscreens were a product that just weren't very…. sexy. They changed that, almost overnight, with Ultra Violette. Their range o...

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BONUS: The 5 Key Ways To Grow Any Business
You asked. We listened. You’ve been asking us to create a course for women who already have a business or a side-hustle. Who have stalled or who need to pivot. Who need specific guidance and group mentoring. And that is just what we’ve done. Welcome to The Rocket Plan. A plan for your next 12 months of business growth, completed in just 3 weeks. We’ll show you how to save time and skip the anxiety when you create content for social media. We’ll demystify what platforms you should actually be using ...

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The Business Of Being Constance Hall
Constance Hall has had a hell of a year.  She almost lost her husband Denim after a terrible motorcycle accident, spending months in hospital with him while he recovered from a serious brain injury.  To hear more about that, head here - https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/no-filter/constance-hall/.  But at the same time as Constance was taking care of her husband… she had a business to run and products slated to launch.   Queen The Label is her Lady Startup. She sells jeans, accessories and hood...

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From The Dining Room To David Jones: How The Daily Edited Became A Multi-Million Dollar Company
Today’s Lady Startup story is a common one. A story of becoming bored with your day job, dreaming of doing something different… and then making it happen. Alyce Tran is the co-founder of The Daily Edited. They make really cute personalised leather and lifestyle accessories that you’ve probably seen on Instagram.  They’re a hugely successful brand these days, worth over 30 million dollars, with celebrity purchasers like Kylie Jenner and Hailey Baldwin. You might recognise their products - but wha...

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Buy From The Bush: Behind The Accidental Movement That’s Changing Lives
Not many female founders can say that their businesses started with a drought. But there’s one who can, and her name is Grace Brennan.  A mum of 4 from Warren, NSW, Grace started the Buy From The Bush movement in 2018 after deciding she'd had enough of watching her friends, family and the towns she visited be swallowed up by drought. And what she did changed the lives of thousands.   THE END BITS: Check out Buy From The Bush here - https://www.buyfromthebush.com.au/. And on Instagram here ...

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Steph Claire Smith & Laura Henshaw On Growing A Community, Fast
Steph Claire Smith and Laura Henshaw are no strangers to being judged. For years, as successful international models, their income depended on how they looked, and their mental and physical health suffered for it.  So they decided to change their lives and start their own business, instead of working for someone else's.  In 2017, Steph and Laura co-founded Keep It Cleaner, a massively successful subscription program that features workouts, meals and wellness content. They grew a community and ch...

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Georgia Love Raided Her Wedding Savings To Start A Business
You might recognise today’s guest, Georgia Love, from the 2016 season of The Bachelorette, where she found love with contestant Lee Elliott. But what you might not know about Georgia is that she’s also a journalist, media personality and Instagram influencer, with over 250 000 followers. And only a month ago, while stuck in Stage four lockdown in Melbourne, Victoria, Georgia decided to start a business with her friend Jess.  Georgia Elliott is a sleep and loungewear label - which seems very fitting...

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One Indigenous Woman. Two Businesses Making A Difference.
Laura Thompson started The Koorie Circle almost five years ago while she was working as a health professional full time, with the aim of making statement earrings that tell a story and celebrate the culture, history and identity of Aboriginal Australia.  But with one business chugging along successfully, Laura realised she wanted to do more. So she founded Clothing the Gap, a Victorian Aboriginal owned and led social enterprise. They produce merch with meaning, like t-shirts, jumpers and beanies, and ...

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How Big Boobs Built A Business
This is a story about boobs. Big boobs. Like so many big boobed women, Rachael Calvert was sick of not finding lingerie or swimwear that suited her bigger bust. She’d spent years and years searching department stores in different cities around Australia for something comfortable and sexy that didn’t make her look like a nana. And she was over it.  So she founded Marvell Lane Swimwear. This is her story.  --- You can check out Marvell Lane Swimwear here - https://marvell-lane.com/. Find  out m...

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What Happens When Meghan Markle Wears Your Jeans
What happens when one morning you wake up, check Instagram and see that Meghan Markle has worn a pair of your brand's denim jeans while on tour in Australia? Well, if you’re Erica Bartle - who runs Outland Denim with her husband Jim - the first thing that you do is scream. Just a little. Outland Denim sell premium denim products, like jeans and jackets, made from sustainable raw materials from around the world. They also provide sustainable employment to hundreds of women in Cambodia who are victims o...

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How To Quit Your Dream Job
There aren’t many people who can say they’ve visited makeup artist François Nars’ private island in Tahiti. But before she launched her own business, hanging out with famous beauty gurus was Monica Tarca’s day job. She worked in the PR department for Mecca, the massive beauty company. So why did she leave? Because she had the itch to start her own business. In this episode, Mia sits down with Monica to talk about launching Vestirsi, the mistakes she’s made and the issues she’s faced. They also d...

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20 Stores, 200 Staff: What Camilla Franks Did When She Was Diagnosed With Cancer
When Camilla Franks first started her bohemian fashion-label Camilla in 2004, she had no idea that she’d be dressing the likes of Oprah and Beyonce. She also had no idea that a few years later she’d be running a highly successful business, raising a child and dealing with stage 3 breast cancer all at the same time. But that’s what happened. And on this episode of Lady Startup Stories, Camilla Franks shares how she got through it all... And just a heads up, there is talk of depression and suicide. If you ...

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What Happened After Jodie Fox Lost Her Multi-Million Dollar Business
This is Part 2 of Mia Freedman’s chat with Jodie Fox about her business Shoes of Prey. You can find Part 1 in the Lady Startup Stories feed.  Jodie Fox described August 28, 2018 as “one of the most horrific days of my life”. It was the day her multi-million dollar business, Shoes of Prey, officially collapsed. Jodie’s co-founders - her ex husband and his best mate - were no longer part of the day to day running of the business and on the day the call was made to pull the pin, Jodie was at the company’...

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Jodie Fox On How She Built A $30M Shoe Empire
Jodie Fox founded Shoes of Prey in 2008 with her husband and his friend. The business allowed women to design their own shoes online and have them shipped anywhere in the world. They broke even at two months, hit multi-million dollar revenues in under two years, and raised tens of millions of dollars in funding from top-tier investors.  But in 2018, the business failed. In part one of this conversation, Jodie tells Mia Freedman about how she built a ‘Purple Cow’ into her business, the smart way she...

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How To Launch The World's Most 'Controversial' New Beauty Brand
Everyone’s talking about masks in 2020. And usually they’re referring to the ones that you wear on your face. But have you ever heard of a vulva mask?  Lindy Rama-Ellis (formerly Lindy Klim) is a Balinese-Australian entrepreneur and influencer. She recently founded a company called Fig Femme which sell the ‘Restore Vulva Mask’.  When she launched the mask, it was received in a very different way than she had intended. And that threw her.  In this conversation, Lindy tells Mia Freedman what happe...

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How Bachelor Fame Impacted Laura Byrne’s Business
What happens to your business if you become instantly famous? Not if your business becomes famous, but if you, the founder, become a massive star.  When Laura Byrne appeared on an Aussie reality TV show in 2017, her business, ToniMay, was instantly impacted.  But not in the way that you might expect. Aside from ToniMay’s sudden boost into the public spotlight, the business itself has gone through lots of changes since it first began over 10 years ago. There have been disastrous setbacks, new partne...

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The Accidental CEO Who Founded Her Own Rideshare Company
How do you run a rideshare company in the middle of a global pandemic when nobody is going anywhere? And when you yourself are in Stage 4 lockdown in Melbourne? George McEncroe is often referred to as the Accidental CEO because she started her company just a few years ago when she was a comedian and single mother of 4 , looking to earn some extra cash. She knew nothing about making an app. But she knew that women didn’t always feel safe in the current rideshare system - both as a driver and passenger....

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The Accidental CEO Who Founded Her Own Rideshare Company
How do you run a rideshare company in the middle of a global pandemic when nobody is going anywhere? And when you yourself are in Stage 4 lockdown in Melbourne? George McEncroe is often referred to as the Accidental CEO because she started her company just a few years ago when she was a comedian and single mother of 4 , looking to earn some extra cash. She knew nothing about making an app. But she knew that women didn’t always feel safe in the current rideshare system - both as a driver and passenger....

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Keira Rumble's Life Imploded Right Before The Biggest Meeting Of Her Career
Keira Rumble is the Founder and CEO of Krumbled Foods, an Aussie wellness and beauty brand. They produce a range of snack bars called Beauty Bites, which are designed to help support glowing skin, healthy hair, stronger nails and gut health.  She also has another brand called Habitual Beauty, a sustainable, clean beauty brand that is launching in October.  She has a lot going on at work, and alongside all of the successes and setbacks with her businesses, Keira has had a hell of a time in her personal...

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BONUS: Mia’s 6 Questions To Find Your Best Business Idea
For anyone dreaming of starting their own business, and being their own boss... the doors for the 2020 intake of The Lady Startup Activation Plan are open!  We want you (and your business idea) to join us. Over six weeks, Lady Startup founder Mia Freedman will guide you through the steps you need in order to launch your business the right way, in a series of videos you can watch anywhere, anytime. Are you busting to start your own business but you don’t know where to start? Get info about The Lady ...

BONUS: Mia’s 6 Questions To Find Your Best Business Idea
For anyone dreaming of starting their own business, and being their own boss... the doors for the 2020 intake of The Lady Startup Activation Plan are open!  We want you (and your business idea) to join us. Over six weeks, Lady Startup founder Mia Freedman will guide you through the steps you need in order to launch your business the right way, in a series of videos you can watch anywhere, anytime. So if you're ready to stop thinking about it, and actually make that first step towards being a Lady S...

A Story of Resilience, Creativity & A Chick In A Wheelchair
Some businesses are born unexpectedly, from tragedies nobody ever saw coming. When Samantha Longmore was 20 years old she was involved in not just one, but two shocking accidents on the same day. Her life would never be the same. One day, sitting at home in Binalong (in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales) sick of feeling unsure about her place in the world, Sam made a decision to start a business in the most unlikely and unexpected way.  This is the story of OhhBulldust. Are you busti...

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Sally Hepworth Wrote A Book That Wasn't Good Enough
Sally Hepworth is an author. She’s also a mother, a wife, the primary breadwinner for her family and a Lady Startup.  From the outside, Sally’s business is successful. Amy Poehler has even optioned the rights to turn one of her books into a TV show.  But last year, Sally was told that the book she was writing wasn’t good enough, which meant she had no income for a year.  So she had to adapt and this is how she did it.  This episode of Lady Startup Stories is brought to you by GoDaddy. The place ...

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How Flex Mami Made Herself Into A Brand
How do you go from being a person to being a brand? And how do you start making money not just from what you do but…..from who you are? Flex Mami is a 26 year old slashie: she’s a DJ, TV presenter, podcast host, author and the owner of Flex Factory which makes products. She’s part of a new generation of businesswomen who have built their brand and business on Instagram and in this interview Flex and Mia Freedman discuss personal branding, content creation and product development in the age of the infl...

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Lipstick Queen Poppy King’s Unexpected Next Move
Back in the 90s, Poppy King launched her own lipstick brand at age 18 with 7 lipsticks named after the 7 deadly sins. The Poppy brand grew quickly with a cult following, but when Poppy partnered with an investor about ten years later, their values and vision did not align and things went really bad. It devastated Poppy. She survived. And she thrived. In this episode, Poppy King joins Mia Freedman to share her 5 rules for female founders. From giving up her own name, to working for a huge global cosme...

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They're Not Called Sex Toys Anymore
Let’s talk about sex toys. Except they’re not called sex toys anymore. They’re called pleasure products.  Today’s guest, Lara Pack, turned her own painful sexual experiences into a business. After completing the Lady Startup Activation in 2019, Lara founded Elixir Play, with the aim of teaching women more about their bodies and ways to improve their sex lives.  And the result? Lots of happier, more satisfied women. But it hasn't all been smooth sailing for Lara, and in this episode she tells Lady S...

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How A Former Olympian Became A Lady Startup
Imagine if your body was your profession and then…. disaster. After competing at the 2010 Winter Olympics in snowboard cross, Steph Prem had a catastrophic accident.  What happened next was the worst time of her life but it also led to a business idea,  something that would change her future. But there were more challenges in store for Steph and in this episode, she tells Lady Startup Founder, Mia Freedman, how she has navigated them. This episode was brought to you by the MYOB & Smiling Mind Sm...

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That Time I Delivered My Biz Partner’s Baby
When the lines between family and business are blurred, some crazy things can happen - like starting a business with your sister in law and then accidentally delivering one of her babies with your actual hands, at the top of the stairs in her house. Palmaira Sandals Australia was founded by sister-in-laws, Jenny and Gemma, and operating this business has been a journey of tag teaming (with 5 children between them), accidentally discovering each other's strengths and dealing with the surprising challenge ...

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How To Build A Company While You’re So Sick You Can’t Stand Up
Christy Laurence is the CEO and Founder of Plann, an Instagram scheduling app she dreamed up while so sick, she spent her days lying on her living room floor. In this episode, Christy joins Lady Startup founder, Mia Freedman, to chat about the challenges of being a female tech founder in a male-dominated industry and how she set her product up for viral success from day one. This episode was brought to you by the MYOB & Smiling Mind Small Business Program. Partnering to make mental health everyone’s ...

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Margie Hennessy Kept Her Business Running Through A Natural Disaster
A bushfire raging nearby, a business under threat and 50 dogs to evacuate. For Margie Hennessy, owner of a luxury doggy brand DOGUE, this was her reality when her dog holiday retreat came under threat from bushfires earlier this year.  It was an epic emergency. So how on earth did she keep her cool? In this episode, Margie joins Lady Startup founder, Mia Freedman, to chat about how the bushfire crisis, followed by a global pandemic impacted her business. How did she cope and how is she dealing with...

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Trinny Woodall Knows What's Marketing Bull**** And What Works
Know Your Customer. Know what problem your business is solving. Don’t be a bottleneck in your business. These wise words come from the one and only Trinny Woodall, founder and CEO of international makeup brand, Trinny London. Trinny has seen plenty of challenges in both life and business. Her ex-husband took his own life, plunging her into grief and a financial mess, right when she was trying to start her business. But now, with investors, 85 staff and hundreds of thousands of adoring fans, followe...

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Introducing A New Season Of Lady Startup
"Failure is the only true teacher. Success just confirms what you already know about yourself" - Poppy King (Entrepreneur, Founder of Lipstick Queen). Lady Startup is back, with a special season all about falling down….and getting back up again. Running your own business can be a rollercoaster ride, so how do you deal with disasters? Crises? Global pandemics? How do you climb out of the deep trough of pain and steer your business back to life? Over the next 6 weeks, Mia Freedman will be asking fema...

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Pop Up: Mia's 6 Steps to Starting Your Own Business Or Side-Hustle
For anyone dreaming of starting their own business, and being their own boss... the doors for the 2020 intake of The Lady Startup Activation Plan are open!  We want you (and your business idea) to join us. Over six weeks, Lady Startup founder Mia Freedman will guide you through the steps you need in order to launch your business the right way, in a series of videos you can watch anywhere, anytime. Are you busting to start your own business but you don’t know where to start? Get info about The Lady ...

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From Idea To Launch: How To Start A Business
For anyone that’s ever dreamed of becoming a Lady Startup or has an idea that you want to see come to life but don't know where to start? Mia Freedman has launched a Lady Startup Activation Course that takes you from idea to launch in just 6 weeks. Are you busting to start your own business but you don’t know where to start? Get info about The Lady Startup Activation Plan here... https://www.ladystartup.com/pages/waitlist/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

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Ronni Kahn: OzHarvest
Welcome to the final episode of season 3 of Lady Startup!  The podcast where we find out how to build a business from women who’ve done it before. To round out the season Rachel Corbett is talking to a woman who is tackling the massive issue of food waste.  Founder of OzHarvest, Ronni Kahn. Ronni was working in events when she saw how much perfectly good food was thrown out because of laws that prevented it from being donated. Instead of getting frustrated she decided to do something about it and s...

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Katia Santilli & Vera Yan: Nimble Activewear
Welcome to Lady Startup, the podcast where we find out how to build a business from women who’ve done it before. Rachel Corbett has two guests today, the founders of Nimble Activewear, Katia Santilli and Vera Yan. Katia and Vera have been friends since they were 14 and were successful career women who decided to take on the activewear market by designing clothes that were functional but also fashionable. After 6 months of planning Nimble was launched with Katia going into the business full time and...

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Irene Falcone: Nourished Life
Welcome to Lady Startup.  The podcast where we find out how to build a business from women who’ve done it before. Rachel Corbett's guest today is Irene Falcone, founder of the natural beauty website, Nourished Life. Irene started her business with $100 worth of a natural lip balm she’d purchased from overseas and less than 10 years later her business was turning over $20million a year. She’s always been really strict about the products she offers on the site which can make things difficult when you don’t...

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Irene Falcone: Nourished Life
Welcome to Lady Startup.  The podcast where we find out how to build a business from women who’ve done it before. Rachel Corbett's guest today is Irene Falcone, founder of the natural beauty website, Nourished Life. Irene started her business with $100 worth of a natural lip balm she’d purchased from overseas and less than 10 years later her business was turning over $20million a year. She’s always been really strict about the products she offers on the site which can make things difficult when you...

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Danielle Allen: Two Birds Brewing
Welcome to Lady Startup the podcast where we find out how to build a business from women who’ve done it before. Rachel Corbett's guest today is Danielle Allen, co-founder of Two Birds Brewing. Danielle and her friend Jayne Lewis went on a trip to the US where they decided they’d take Jayne’s experience as a brewer and Danielle’s experience in product development in marketing and start their own brewing company. Over the years they’ve pushed the creative boundaries even coming up with a glitter beer as a ...

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Danielle Allen: Two Birds Brewing
Welcome to Lady Startup the podcast where we find out how to build a business from women who’ve done it before. Rachel Corbett's guest today is Danielle Allen, co-founder of Two Birds Brewing. Danielle and her friend Jayne Lewis went on a trip to the US where they decided they’d take Jayne’s experience as a brewer and Danielle’s experience in product development in marketing and start their own brewing company. Over the years they’ve pushed the creative boundaries even coming up with a glitter beer...

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Andrea Rogers: Xtend Barre
Welcome to Lady Startup the podcast where we find out how to build a business from women who’ve done it before. Rachel Corbett's guest today is founder of XTend Barre, Andrea Rogers. Andrea was a dancer and a pilates instructor who couldn’t find the perfect workout so she decided to invent one herself.  She started out teaching her unique classes in the studio she was working in until there were so many people turning up she realised it was time to expand. Xtend Barre now has over 70 studios aro...

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Andrea Rogers: Xtend Barre
Welcome to Lady Startup the podcast where we find out how to build a business from women who’ve done it before. Rachel Corbett's guest today is founder of XTend Barre, Andrea Rogers. Andrea was a dancer and a pilates instructor who couldn’t find the perfefct workout so she decided to invent one herself.  She started out teaching her unique classes in the studio she was working in until there were so many people turning up she realised it was time to expand. Xtend Barre now has over 70 studios around the...

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BONUS: How Six Weeks Can Launch A Lady Startup
For anyone dreaming of starting their own business, and being their own boss... the doors are open. The Lady Startup Activation Plan is open now for the very last time this year, and we want you (and your business idea) to join us. Over six weeks, Lady Startup founder Mia Freedman will guide you through the steps you need in order to launch your business the right way, in a series of videos you can watch anywhere, anytime. So if you're ready to stop thinking about it, and actually make that first ...

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Katherine Sabbath
Welcome to Lady Startup, the podcast where we find out how about how to build a business from women who’ve done it before. My guest today is cake queen, Katherine Sabbath.  Katherine started out as a teacher with a passion for baking whose colourful creations quickly got her a solid following on Instagram. Since then she’s been a guest chef on Masterchef, she’s sold out two print runs of her very ambitious pop-up cookbook, and her hobby has now become her full-time job. So how did she go from te...

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BONUS: Lady Startup Idea Kickstarter
After that one great idea that you can launch into your dream business? Mia Freedman has created the ultimate resource to get you there - the Lady Startup Idea Generator: https://www.ladystartup.com/pages/idea-generator/   For anyone inspired to make their Lady Startup dreams a reality, and get their business off the ground - the Lady Startup Activation Plan is about to open doors to enrolment for the very last time this year. So if you'd like to find out how you can launch your business the right...

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Stephanie Reuss and Victoria Stuart: Beam Australia
Welcome to Lady Startup the podcast where we find out how to build a business from women who’ve done it. Rachel Corbett’s guests today are Stephanie Reuss & Victoria Stuart, founders of Beam Australia. Being a new mum comes with many different challenges including finding sustainable part-time work. Vic and Steph had noticed it with their own kids, that they were finding it impossible to spend enough time with family and work a full time job, but that part-time work at the executive level wasn't avail...

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Kate Morris: Adore Beauty
Welcome to Lady Startup the podcast where we find out how to build a business from women who’ve done it. Rachel Corbett’s guest today is Kate Morris, founder of the online beauty store, Adore Beauty. In an age where online shopping has become such a huge part of our everyday life, it’s amazing to think there was ever a time when people did all of their shopping in stores.  But that’s exactly what Kate did.   After working at the beauty counter and noticing how intimidating it was for women to sh...

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Kate Morris: Adore Beauty
Welcome to Lady Startup the podcast where we find out how to build a business from women who’ve done it. Rachel Corbett’s guest today is Kate Morris, founder of the online beauty store, Adore Beauty. In an age where online shopping has become such a huge part of our everyday life, it’s amazing to think there was ever a time when people did all of their shopping in stores.  But that’s exactly what Kate did.   After working at the beauty counter and noticing how intimidating it was for women to shop for b...

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Annabelle Chauncy: School For Life Foundation
Welcome to Lady Startup the podcast where we find out how to build a business from women who've done it before. Rachel Corbett’s guest today is Annabelle Chauncey, the founder of School For Life. When Annabelle was 21 years old she decided to put her Law degree on hold to went on a volunteering trip to Kenya and Uganda. That trip changed her life forever. After deciding she wanted to do more to help to improve rural communities, Annabel decided to start a foundation that would provide quality educa...

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Annabelle Chauncy: School For Life Foundation
Welcome to Lady Startup the podcast where we find out how to build a business from women who've done it before. Rachel Corbett’s guest today is Annabelle Chauncey, the founder of School For Life. When Annabelle was 21 years old she decided to put her Law degree on hold to went on a volunteering trip to Kenya and Uganda. That trip changed her life forever. After deciding she wanted to do more to help to improve rural communities, Annabel decided to start a foundation that would provide quality education, ...

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Abigail Forsyth: Keep Cup
Welcome to Lady Startup the podcast where we find out how to build a business from women who have ditched the 9-5 to become their own bosses.  Rachel Corbett’s guest today is Abigail Forsyth, founder of everyone’s favourite cafe accessory, the Keep Cup. Reusable coffee cups are so ubiquitous today, it seems hard to believe there was ever a time when people didn’t want to use them. But it was only a few decades ago when Abigail was running a coffee shop with her brother that she realised the amount ...

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BONUS: How Roxy Jacenko Created Five Brands In One Year
Just a little warning: Roxy drops a few swears in this episode. We interrupt your regular programming to bring you a special episode of Lady Startup with a guest you'll likely be familiar with...Roxy Jacenko. Roxy is the force behind not one thriving business, but five; Sweaty Betty PR, The Ministry of Talent, Social Union, 18 Communications and Pixie's Bows.  She's also featured on her very own TV show I Am Roxy for Channel 10's Pilot Week. Driving her five businesses and her own personal brand re...

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BONUS: How Roxy Jacenko Created 5 Brands In One Year
Just a little warning: Roxy drops a few swears in this episode. We interrupt your regular programming to bring you a special episode of Lady Startup with a guest you'll likely be familiar with...Roxy Jacenko. Roxy is the force behind not one thriving business, but five; Sweaty Betty PR, The Ministry of Talent, Social Union, 18 Communications and Pixie's Bows.  She's also featured on her very own TV show I Am Roxy for Channel 10's Pilot Week. Driving her five businesses and her own personal brand requires...

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Lady Startup Is Back
Welcome back to Lady Startup, the podcast where we find out how to build a business from women who've done it. Season three officially launches September 17 and Rachel Corbett has more amazing entrepreneurs on the way including Ronni Kahn, Founder of OzHarvest, Kate Morris, Founder of Australia’s first online beauty retailer, Adore Beauty and Andrea Rogers, Founder of the global fitness franchise XTend Barre. To get you excited about what's to come here’s a preview of Rachel's conversation with Master...

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Lady Startup Is Back
Welcome back to Lady Startup, the podcast where we find out how to build a business from women who've done it. Season three officially launches September 17 and Rachel Corbett has more amazing entrepreneurs on the way including Ronnie Kahn, Founder of OzHarvest, Kate Morris, Founder of Australia’s first online beauty retailer, Adore Beauty and Andrea Rogers, Founder of the global fitness franchise XTend Barre. To get you excited about what's to come here’s a preview of Rachel's conversation with Masterche...

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Melanie Perkins: Canva
From Mamamia, this is Lady Startup, the show where inspiring female entrepreneurs share the story of building a business. It's the final episode for season two and Rachel Corbett is chatting with Melanie Perkins, founder of online design platform, Canva. Melanie started her first business at the ripe old age of 19 and began putting her idea for Canva into action when she was in her early 20s. Her drive and determination took her all the way to Silicon Valley, where she wooed financial investors lik...

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Tammy Barton: MyBudget
From Mamamia, this is Lady Startup, the show where we pick the brains of female entrepreneurs so you can get a little peek into how they built their businesses. Rachel Corbett’s guest today is Tammy Barton, the founder of the money management company, My Budget. When Tammy was 22, she started a small business helping people manage their finances from her kitchen table. Since then, MyBudget has gone on to manage over $831 million and process more than 4.3million transactions on behalf of thousands o...

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How To Launch Your Own Lady Startup
For anyone that’s ever dreamed of becoming a Lady Startup or has an idea that you want to see come to life but don't know where to start? Mia Freedman has launched a Lady Startup Activation Course that takes you from idea to launch in just 6 weeks. Doors are OPEN now but hurry they close on the 14th of May. To join us head to www.ladystartup.com.au for all the details. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....


Chelsea Bonner: Bella Management
From Mamamia, this is Lady Startup, the show where we sit down women who’ve turned an idea into a thriving business. Rachel Corbett’s guest today is the founder of Bella Model Management, Chelsea Bonner. Chelsea worked as a model and saw, first hand, the impact striving to be skinny had on the women around her.  After a trip to New York where she met people in the curve model industry who were doing things in a way she admired, she decided to start her own agency up back home in Australia. So how d...

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Kristy Chong: Modibodi
From Mamamia, this is Lady Startup, the show that features kick-arse women who’ve decided to chuck in the 9-5 and become their own boss. Rachel Corbett’s guest today is the founder of fashion tech company ModiBodi, Kristy Chong. When Kristy had her second baby, she found herself dealing with a common problem new mums face- bladder leakage. Frustrated at the lack of underwear out there to help, she decided to take matters into her own hands. She eventually developed and designed a patented leak-proo...

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Monica Meldrum: Whole Kids
From Mamamia this is Lady Startup, the show where female entrepreneurs share the highs and lows of building a business. Rachel Corbett’s guest today is the founder of Whole Kids, Monica Meldrum. Monica and her husband were frustrated they couldn’t find any tasty, healthy snacks for their nieces and nephews so they decided to take matters into their own hands. They started out in a tiny rented house in Melbourne. And now Whole Kids has grown to become the largest range of award winning organic snack...

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Samantha Wills: Samantha Wills
From Mamamia this is Lady Startup, the show where we pick the brains of successful female entrepreneurs to find out how they built their empires. Rachel Corbett’s guest today is founder of one of Australia’s most well-known jewellery brands, Samantha Wills. Samantha built her business from a stall at Sydney’s Bondi markets into an international brand with a revenue of over $10 million.  Last year, when she announced she was closing the doors her customers and loyal online fanbase were very surprised. ...

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Vicki Condon: Raise Foundation
From Mamamia this is Lady Startup, the show where female entrepreneurs share the secrets of building a business. Rachel Corbett’s guest today is founder of Raise Foundation, Vicki Condon. When Vicki turned 40, she decided she was either going to have a huge party to celebrate or work out what she really wanted to do with her life.  She chose the latter and sat down to write a business plan for what would be the first draft of Raise. This blueprint stayed in the drawer until the shock death of a fam...

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Kristina Karlsson: Kikki.K
From Mamamia this is Lady Startup, the show where we get the real story from women who’ve created incredible businesses from the ground up. Rachel Corbett’s guest today is founder of luxe stationery brand, Kikki K, Kristina Karlsson. At 22, Kristina moved from Sweden to Australia for her partner Paul. Although she always knew she wanted to start her own business, it was only after shopping for her own home office that she had a “eureka!” moment. Disappointed with how unappealing Australian stationa...

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Diem Fuggersberger: Coco & Lucas
From Mamamia this is Lady Startup, the show where we sit down with successful female entrepreneurs to find out the real story behind building a business. Rachel Corbett’s guest today is the Founder of Coco and Lucas, a company that makes healthy ready-made meals for kids, Diem Fuggersberger. Diem has an incredible story that is hard to believe. When she was just seven she fled Vietnam with her family as refugees.  On their way to Indonesia, their boat was attacked by pirates, their belongings were ...

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Natalie Bassingthwaighte: Chi Khi
We’re back baby, we’re back! It’s Season 2 of Lady Startup and we’ve got more amazing interviews with inspiring female entrepreneurs on the way. To kick things off, Rachel Corbett’s guest today is Aussie singer, actress, host of channel 10’s Changing Rooms AND business owner, Natalie Bassingthwaighte. Nat launched her kids clothing range, Chi Khi back in 2015 when she wasn’t able to find any urban or edgy clothes for her own little ones.  She’d also noticed the bamboo sheets on her kids’ beds had b...

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Season 2 Coming Soon
Lady Startup is back for season two! Each week Rachel Corbett will be joined by successful female entrepreneurs to find out what it really takes to build a business. Get inspiration from women like Kristina Karlsson, who changed the way we look at stationary with her Kikki K stores. Listen to TV host and owner of kids fashion label, Chi Khi, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, talk about how following your dreams isn’t always easy. And hear from the founder of the world’s longest running curve modelling a...

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From Idea To Launch: How To Start A Business
For anyone that’s ever dreamed of becoming a Lady Startup or has an idea that you want to see come to life but don't know where to start? Mia Freedman has launched a Lady Startup Activation Course that takes you from idea to launch in just 6 weeks. Are you busting to start your own business but you don’t know where to start? Get info about The Lady Startup Activation Plan here... https://www.ladystartup.com/pages/waitlist/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....

Summer Series: Alannah Hill
Welcome to the summer series of Lady Startup! The show where female entrepreneurs share the ups and downs of building an empire. In this special bonus series, we're sharing awesome interviews Mia Freedman did with female entrepreneurs on her podcast, No Filter. To hear more of her chats head to... https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/no-filter/ This week's guest is Alannah Hill. Alannah Hill was once one of the biggest fashion designers in the country.   Her fashion was something very differen...

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Summer Series: Chelsea Bonner
Welcome to the summer series of Lady Startup! The show where female entrepreneurs share the ups and downs of building an empire. In this special bonus series, we're sharing awesome interviews Mia Freedman did with female entrepreneurs on her podcast, No Filter. To hear more of her chats head to... https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/no-filter/ This week's guest is Chelsea Bonner, Founder of the curve and plus-size modeling agency, Bella Management. When you open up fashion magazines you’re used ...

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Summer Series: George McEncroe
Welcome to the summer series of Lady Startup! The show where female entrepreneurs share the ups and downs of building an empire. In this special bonus series, we're sharing awesome interviews Mia Freedman did with female entrepreneurs on her podcast, No Filter. To hear more of her chats head to... https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/no-filter/ This week's guest is George McEncroe, founder of the female ride-sharing app, Sheba. In 2016 George was working several jobs and saving for a house deposi...

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Summer Series: Poppy King
Welcome to the summer series of Lady Startup! The show where female entrepreneurs share the ups and downs of building an empire. Over the next four weeks, you'll be hearing a series if specially selected interviews that Mia Freedman did with amazing female entrepreneurs on her podcast, No Filter. To hear more of her awesome chats head to... https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/no-filter/ This week's guest is lipstick queen, Poppy King. Poppy King was HUGE in the 90's thanks to her range of Poppy ...

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How To Launch A Business In 6 Weeks
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own business? Do you have an idea but no clue how to get it off the ground? Do you need some tips and some guidance and someone to talk you through it all?  You need the Lady Startup Activation Course. A program made by a busy woman (Mia Freedman) for busy women. It will take you from an idea to launch in just six weeks.  ENROLMENTS OPEN NOW! REGISTER NOW Doors close midnight AEST, Sunday August 2. JOIN THE LADY STARTUP COMMUNITY: Subscribe to the Lad...

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Roxy Jacenko: Sweaty Betty PR
Welcome to Lady Startup the show where female entrepreneurs share the ups and downs of building an empire. Rachel Corbett's guest today is the Founder of Sweaty Betty PR, Social Union, Pixie’s Bows and Ministry of Talent, Roxy Jacenko. Roxy started her first business at the ripe old age of 24 and quickly turned it into one of Australia’s most well-known and successful PR agencies, Sweaty Betty.  She’s also built a personal brand that’s resulted in lucrative endorsement deals as well as most of her lif...

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Jo Horgan: MECCA
Welcome to Lady Startup, Mamamia’s podcast about women in business that’s all about giving you the information you need to start your own...or just hear how others have done it.   Rachel Corbett's guest today is the Founder of MECCA, Jo Horgan. Jo got the idea for MECCA when she was working for L'Oreal in the 1990’s.  After seeing the fanfare of the launch of M.A.C. in Harvey Nichols in London she realised there was an opportunity to create a more bespoke experience for customers than the traditional ...

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Janine Allis: Boost Juice
Welcome to Lady Startup, the show where boss lady’s sit down to dish the dirt on how to build a business that actually pays your bills.   Rachel Corbett’s guest today is one of Australia’s most well-known female entrepreneurs, the Founder of Boost Juice, Janine Allis. Janine never thought of herself as an entrepreneur, in fact she’d spent seven years travelling the world working on rock stars boats and having a great time in the years leading up to launching the business.  But after coming home and me...

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Lizzy Abegg: Spell & The Gypsy Collective
Welcome to Lady Startup the show that’s all about helping you understand what it takes to build a business from scratch. Rachel Corbett's guest today is one half of the fashion label, Spell & The Gypsy, Lizzy Abegg.   Lizzy’s sister Isabella (Spelly) was living in Byron selling her jewellery at the local markets and working part-time to cover the rest of her living costs. Down south in Sydney, Lizzy was working in a job she wasn't passionate about so after going through a tough break up she realise...

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Peta Shulman: GoodnessMe Box
Welcome to Lady Startup, the podcast for people who want to find out how you turn the idea in their head into a business that can pay the bills. Rachel Corbett's guest today is the Founder and Director of GoodnessMe Box, Peta Shulman.  Peta came up with the idea for the business after she was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease and started looking for a way to improve her diet.   After realising there were a whole heap of great health products people probably didn’t know about she put aside $20,0...

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Mia Freedman: Mamamia Media Company
Welcome to Lady Startup, the podcast where boss lady’s sit down and spill the beans on what it’s really like to work for yourself. Rachel Corbett's guest today is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of the Mamamia Media Company, Mia Freedman. After a successful career in magazines and a not so successful stint as an executive at Channel 9, Mia found herself unemployed and looking for her next move.   Realising women were moving increasingly online she sat down at her computer in 2007 and started u...

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Carolyn Creswell: Carman's
Welcome to Lady Startup, the show where we try and cut out a little bit of the trial and error of starting your own business by talking to people who’ve done it already.   Rachel Corbett's guest today is the Founder of Carman’s, Carolyn Creswell. Carolyn started the business when she was still in university at the ripe old age of 18.   25 years later Carman’s is a multi-million dollar company that’s just expanded into China (where they’ve already started copying her products….a sure fire sign they’...

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Taryn Brumfitt: Body Image Movement
Welcome to Lady Startup the podcast where we get women who’ve started their own businesses to dish all the secrets of how they did it. Rachel Corbett's guest today is Taryn Brumfitt, Founder of The Body Image Movement. Taryn got a lot of attention back in 2013 when she posted an unconventional before and after shot of herself that was seen by more than 100 million people.   After a whirlwind of media attention Taryn started the Body Image Movement to try and spread the message of loving your body w...

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Canna Campell: Sugarmama.TV
Welcome to Lady Startup, the show where we get the low down on how you build a business from women who’ve been there, done that. Rachel Corbett's guest today is the Founder of SugarmamaTV & SASS Financial Canna Campell. Canna was working as a financial planner for one of the major banks when she decided to jump ship and start up her own boutique practice, SASS Financial. After building that up into a success, one of her clients, beauty vlogger Chloe Morello, suggested she start up her own YouTube C...

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Aimee Marks: The TOM Co.
Welcome to Lady Startup, the show where we talk to women who’ve built their own business for those who want a little peak behind the curtain.   Rachel Corbett's guest today is Aimee Marks, Founder of The TOM Co. Aimee came up with the idea for the business during a high school design project when she noticed the list of toxic ingredients  on the back of a tampon box. Almost a decade later The TOM Co was named Australian Organic Business of the Year 2017 and their range of TOM Organics tampons and p...

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Katherine Westwood & Sophie Gilliatt: The Dinner Ladies
Welcome to Lady Startup, the show where we delve deep into the businesses of successful female entrepreneurs to find out how they did it. Today's guests are Katherine Westwood and Sophie Gilliatt, otherwise known as The Dinner Ladies. These two entrepreneur mums met at the school gate and decided for a bit of extra pocket money they’d start cooking meals for their busy family and friends.   Kicking off in 2007 in Katherine’s backyard shed after investing $400 each they cooked 10 meals which they ga...

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Jane Lu: Showpo
Welcome to the first episode of Lady Startup, the show designed to take the mystery out of what it takes to build your own business. Today's guest is Jane Lu, CEO of the online fashion empire, ShowPo.   Jane started her business in her parents garage when she was $60,000 in debt and fresh out of a failed business.   In just 7 years she turned two shelves of clothes and a laptop into a global retail business shipping to 80 countries, with a turnover of over $30 million a year.  She also started u...

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Coming Soon...
Do you have dreams of owning your own business or you just want to take a peak behind the curtain to see how other people have done it? Then join Rachel Corbett for the latest show from the Mamamia Podcast Network - Lady Startup.  Each week Rachel will sit down with some of the most inspiring and successful female entrepreneurs to find out how they built their businesses from the ground up. CREDITS: Host/Producer: Rachel Corbett, Founder of PodSchool JOIN THE LADY STARTUP COMMUNITY: Subscr...

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