ARNA sisters, Arianne and Natasha Ritz, launched the brand in April 2019 with a mission to empower women to make bold decisions and a vision to change the stories women see and tell about themselves. ARNA Talks is a podcast that brings to light women's stories from across the globe. We ask the tough questions, nothing is off limits when it comes to women's rights and gender equality.
ARNA Talks to Monika Nowaczyk founder of Beebee + Bongo and Combodia Knits
Monika Chief Knitting Officer at Beebee+Bongo, reluctant social entrepreneur. We talk about what life and work is like in Cambodia, mental health challenges, inspirations like Brene Brown, shame and vulnerability around mental health and the affects of COVID19 on Monika's business and what they chose to do when faced with potentially closing their business down which employs 300+ women.
ARNA Talks to Paula Mills, CEO of Academy of Entrepreneurs
Paula is a global citizen; born in Brazil, raised in South Africa, Mexico and Australia. She started her first social enterprise project when she was 9... and since then she has been "playing" with entrepreneurship every day. Paula is a true example of a millennial; that focuses on purpose above it all.... having set up schools, orphanages and social projects across Latin America, Africa and South-East Asia.
After a decade of working in the Education industry, she found a gap between education and the growing start-up ecosystem, so Paula partnered with thousands of global entrepreneurs from over 50+ nationalities and every industry >> and founded the first Nationally Accredited Incubator - Academy of Entrepreneurs.
Since then they have been disrupting the education industry by empowering students from 55+ nationalities with the entrepreneurial skills & network to set up, launch and scale businesses both in Australia and around the world.
"Our mission is to accelerate Social Impact. We shape students to become leaders that solve world problems." - Paula
ARNA Talks to Julie Cooper, Founder of Sœur and Raising the Sisterhood Podcast
Julie Cooper is a writer, host of Raising the Sisterhood podcast, facilitates workshops to empower the sisterhood and founder of social enterprise Sœur (pronounced SIR) where every robe sold gives back to creative women in business. We spoke to Julie about so many things, going out on her own after being in a corporate role for years, fears, courage, believing in yourself, giving yourself permission and just so much more!
ARNA Talks to Rachelle Stirling Founder of Race Chix Motorsports
Rachelle Stirling is passionate about all things motorsport, including increasing female participation in the male dominated sport. Rachelle is the Founder of Race Chix Motorsport, is on the Board of Australian Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) that powers Sydney Motorsport Park and is an Ambassador of the International Women's Motorsport Association.
ARNA Talks to Sharon Melamed Managing Director & Founder of Matchboard
Sharon is a digital entrepreneur who founded business matchmaking platform, Matchboard. She was named Suncorp Innovator of the Year, Top 10 Women Entrepreneurs in Australia and Entrepreneur of the Year in the ARN Women in ICT Awards 2019. Through Matchboard, Sharon has helped more than 3,000 get matched with their perfect suppliers. Having lived and worked in five continents, Sharon speaks several languages, is an accredited translator in Japanese and German, and holds a double honours degree from the University of Sydney.
ARNA Talks to Samantha Dybac, Managing Director & Founder of The PR Hub
Samantha Dybac is the founder and Managing Director of The PR Hub, a public relations and strategic communications agency for entrepreneurs, business leaders and high growth disruptive brands. She is also the host of the Influence Unlocked podcast, which in early 2020 was ranked by Apple in the top 10 business podcasts in Australia.
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As an Aboriginal woman, I am proud to see my fellow tiddas carving such an inspirational path for our youth. I wish I had these rolemodels growing up but I am ecstatic to know our younger ones have such great leaders. Thanks for sharing their story x