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.
Coming from an event/production background Donna secured projects producing and managing events around the country for various Sydney event companies as a freelance Event Producer while working remotely from her home office in Stokers Siding. Donna partnered in an Incentive House/Marketing company, freelanced for various event/production companies and prior to that, travelled the world extensively.
Donna has enjoyed the best of both worlds; her love of the country life and connecting with a like-minded community as well as loving the injection of city living and the challenge and enjoyment of being involved in large scale, high end events both in Australia and abroad.
She first became involved with Sourdough Business Women (SBW) when she joined the first SBW u.lab hub. She was so impressed with the u.lab journey she wanted to get further involved. In 2018 she facilitated the u.lab hub for SBW and became part of the SBW committee.
``I love this time we are all living in. It's changing at such incredible speed and as an eternal optimist I can only feel excited at the world's potential to change during this disruptive time. As His Holiness the Dalia Lama once said 'It will be the Western women that will save the world' (one community at a time with our wonderful men at our side of course).``
Kate’s extensive experience, integrity, insight and passion for coaching and mentoring have enabled her to achieve outstanding results in supporting leaders and entrepreneurs to live their vision and achieve their full potential.
Kate lives her philosophy of and/both by living in the hills inland from Byron Bay and commuting to coach clients in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. She gives back to her community by providing local women with pro bono mentoring support through the Sourdough Business Pathways mentoring program.
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.