AYSHA NAVLAKHI, Events by Aysha

AYSHA NAVLAKHI, Events by Aysha

“My name is Aysha Navlakhi and I run a catering business called Events by Aysha. I live in Brisbane and I’m South African Indian. I studied beauty therapy and massage therapy in South Africa and, when I moved to Australia 22 years ago, I had the equipment to start a...
JOANNE DIVER, The Backyard Garden Enthusiast

JOANNE DIVER, The Backyard Garden Enthusiast

“I’m Joanne Diver. I live in regional NSW with my husband and two children and my business is The Backyard Garden Enthusiast. I grow flower and vegetable seeds and sell them at markets and through social media.  I come from a background in natural resources...
LILA BATE, bVitra

LILA BATE, bVitra

“A few years ago, I found myself in no-man’s land, middle-aged and unable to find a path back into the workforce. I was in my 50s and, because I was caring for my children, I hadn’t worked for 12 years and my knowledge and skills were outdated. My confidence was...
RUPI MANGAL, Dossier Chief Cloud Solutions

RUPI MANGAL, Dossier Chief Cloud Solutions

“I worked in IT in India for 18 years before migrating to Australia for a better environment for our son. When I initially came here, my husband and I were both searching for a job and while we were in the process I met one prospective client who wanted a customised...
KIRSTY PARKES, Sweet Cinnabun

KIRSTY PARKES, Sweet Cinnabun

“When I started Sweet Cinnabun, I was a mum to five sons. I didn’t have babysitters, I didn’t have family support, there was no way for me to be able to afford to have a 9-5 job with daycare, after school care, before school care, as well as trying to raise five...