Sandra Pankhurst is truly label-defying. Born as Peter and adopted into a family where he became the whipping post, Sandra has lived many lives, risen above adversity, and has become one of Australia's most successful business women. Her remarkable life is the subject of the internationally acclaimed, multi-award- winning book ‘The Trauma Cleaner’.
Hacia Atherton was well on her way to becoming one of the world’s finest equestrian athletes, but in 2017 her life changed dramatically when she was crushed by her 600kg warmblood horse. After many months in hospital, and 14 surgeries, Hacia has redesigned her life and talks candidly about the pain, acceptance, gratitude and courage. Hacia is also the founder of Empowering Women in Trades.
Charmaine Sellings is the Team Leader of the 'banana ladies', the Lake Tyers Trust CFA. After an incident along the road into the Trust, Charmaine and a few companions had no choice but to start their own brigade. They started as the only all-female fire brigade in Australia, and have inspired the inception of other all-female crews. Charmaine loves to inspire women to become whatever they want in life.
Sallie is Co-Founder of Gippsland Jersey, and the initiator of 'fair price at the farm gate. She has used her identity and profile to help break down the stigma of mental health issues in the farming industry, and has launched an annual calendar to help the cause.
Rachael is the Treasurer of the Footprints Foundation, a charity that supports families who are suffering the impact of cancer.
She is also a breast cancer survivor.
Jane Sahhar was faced with the problem of many parents - two children and one iPad. A simple splitter would resolve the problem for shared headphones, but that tiny splitter was the catalyst to building a global empire of stylish accessories.
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