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 lady startup, Rachel Corbett 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.

Melanie Perkins' Business Was Just Valued At $1 Billion
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 like Bill...

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Tammy Barton Built A Business On Debt
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 of clie...

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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....


Chelsea Bonner Is Changing The Modelling Industry For Good
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 did she...

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How Kristy Chong Made Undies High-Tech
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-proof fabr...

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Monica Meldrum Is Taking On The Snack Food Giants
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 snacks for ...

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Samantha Wills Turned A Market Stall Into A $10 Million Empire
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. So ...

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Vicki Condon Turned A Midlife Crisis Into Her Life Purpose
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 family fr...

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Kristina Karlsson Changed The Way We Think About Stationery
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 stationary was...

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Diem Fuggersberger Lost Everything...Twice
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 stolen...

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Natalie Bassingthwaighte On Whether Celebrity Equals Success
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 been re...

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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 agency, B...

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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. Doors are OPEN now but hurry they close on 25 January. To join us head to www.ladystartup.com.au for all the details....

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 different to the o...

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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 to seein...

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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 deposit after ...

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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 lipstick...

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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.  Sign up here: https://ladystartup.thinkific.com/courses/the-lady-startup-activation-plan JOIN THE LADY STARTUP COMMUNITY: Subscribe to the LadySt...

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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 life be...

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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 beau...

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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 meetin...

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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 realised she ...

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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 $20,000 of ...

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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 up Mama...

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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’re goo...

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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 worldwi...

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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 Channel...

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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 pads, a...

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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 gave out...

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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 up the Fa...

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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: Subscribe to the L...

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