IWD's Special Edition: Creative Women in Business

IWD's Special Edition: Creative Women in Business

As a way of celebrating International Women’s Day, and as woman own business ourselves, today (and always) we want to recognise and praise creative women in business.

We feel the duty to honour all creative women today and recognise their huge talent and ability to overcome all challenges that society and family life still present us with. Women who have been able to raise their voice and become the spokesperson to other women as well.

To our mothers, sisters, partners and daughters who are the past, present and future, we want to be inspired by all of you.

These are just some of the creative women based in Australia that we admire and would like to share with you today:


My Business Coach 

Founded in 2015 by Fiona Killackey, My Business Coach is a consultancy that helps small businesses to improve in their marketing, branding, content and overall strategies. They offer consulting services, business coaching, courses and workshops for everyone who wants to improve or kickstart their businesses.


TreeKid Clothing 

Founded by Chilean creative Carla Risco, TreeKid is a Melbourne based kids clothing label that aims to reduce the environmental impact of the fashion industry. Using ethically made fabrics, TreeKid's hallmark is the adjustability of kids clothing so they can last longer throughout the years. Carla also collaborates with The Social Studio (check out their work too!) for the making of some of her garments.


Mother/Other Podcast 

Founded and hosted by Amy Pearson, this podcast aims to explore the impacts that being a mother has on our identities, vocations and lives. Amy interviews various women from different backgrounds and professions to give us all a deeper insight on the life of a mother.


Paola Balla 

Paola is a proud Wemba-Wemba & Gunditjmara woman, artist, writer, curator and lecturer who focuses on contemporary indigenous art and Aboriginal women’s art. Everything she does could be consider as an act of resistance and sovereignty, of deep recognition of her culture, and activism for black feminism. She teaches Politics of Aboriginal art at Victoria University.


Colectiva Abya Yala 

Colectiva Abya Yala is a Latin American feminist collective that was started in 2017. Women from different countries in Latin America who now live in Narrm territory gather weekly at Blakademy, Siteworks, to discuss and analyse texts on decolonial feminism, politics, and the appreciation and recovering of indigenous (Australian and Latin American) cosmovision and practices.



Is a non-profit social enterprise, based in Melbourne, which supports women who are refugees, asylum seekers and migrants to improve their confidence and skills. By helping them develop pathways of education, employment, entrepreneurship and leadership, SisterWorks helps open a possibility for financial independence to women from different backgrounds living in Australia.   


Kathryn and the Bear 

Founded by two creative women, Kathryn Contreras and Bettina Tynan, Kathryn and the Bear is a small shop located on High St, Northcote. They support local artists by stocking a wide range of products and offering creative workshops. They also offer interior design consultations.


The Windsor Workshop 

The Windsor Workshop is a creative hub located in Melbourne, supporting local art, crafts and design through offering workshops and events. Co-founded by creatives Belinda Galloway, Bree Hankinson and Sarah Hankinson, this space provides a social gathering for people to come learn new skills and experience their creativity.  


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