She also spent over 30 years as an independent entrepreneur in Germany, Hawaii and Australia in the following businesses: discotheque (Germany), communication training & mediation service (Hawaii), car rental (Hawaii), record label (Australia), import and export via Ebay in the EU (Australia), business consultancy specialised in Internet marketing (Australia)
Communication training & mediation service (Hawaii), car rental (Hawaii), record label (Australia), import and export via Ebay in the EU (Australia), business consultancy specialised in Internet marketing (Australia)
Ama is especially interested in:
- Equality of women in business, government and home
- Non-violent communication on all levels
- Education of creative and critical thinkers for the future
Her roles include leading the Australian operations of General Electric Medical Systems, Bayer Diagnostics and Applied BioSystems. She was also lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with a venture capital-backed technology start-up in USA before it was successfully sold.
Jennifer served as a Board Director of the Monash Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, Australia for seven years.
As a long-time Byron resident, Fiona is delighted to have moved back to the region full-time. She now works with Sourdough Business Pathways as Mentor, Events and Program Manager, managing the connection of highly experienced business people with local organisations needing advice and guidance with the development of their businesses.
Margot is highly regarded and respected as an inspirational mentor, advisor and partner to Boards and CEOs of multinational companies. She addresses crucial strategic issues in people, management and leadership to devise whole organisation transformation projects. Margot works with people bringing alignment, heart, authenticity and strength in an ever changing world.
Margot is particularly focused on digital disruption, out of the box thinking and creating a sustainable local economy.
After completing a Bachelor of Business - Accountancy and completing the Professional Year program with the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Marina’s first 10 years in the industry were spent in public practice, thereafter working for 6 years as a Finance Director for a family group.
A career break saw her travel around the world, backpacking parts of Asia, Africa and Europe before returning to Australia nearly three years later. She now works closely with entrepreneurs and investors helping them better understand their business and achieve their goals.
Marina is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has held several board positions. She supports a number of local not-for-profit organisations and sits on various committees on a pro-bono basis. She is also a business mentor to local start-ups.
With more than 20 years of administrative experience, Jackie skilfully manages administrative duties behind the scenes and coordinates a myriad of events that Sourdough holds across the region. In addition to this, Jackie supports the Sourdough Business Women Leadership Committee with administrative support to help them foster and cultivate a supportive, thriving and passionate environment for business women in the region.
Jackie adores living in the Northern Rivers area and spends her spare time tending to her small acreage, dancing and being in the great outdoors.