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Do you have dreams of owning your own business or you just want to take a peak behind the curtain to see how other people have done it? Then join us as we sit down with some of the most inspiring and successful female entrepreneurs to discover how they built their businesses from the ground up.

Lady Startup Stories Mamamia

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    • 4.7 • 818 Ratings

Do you have dreams of owning your own business or you just want to take a peak behind the curtain to see how other people have done it? Then join us as we sit down with some of the most inspiring and successful female entrepreneurs to discover how they built their businesses from the ground up.

    Starting A Business? These Are The Top 5 Things You Need To Know

    Starting A Business? These Are The Top 5 Things You Need To Know

    We're dropping in your feeds with a special bonus episode! 

    We learnt so much from each of our guests this season on Lady Startup Stories, so we wanted to put together our top 5 lessons and build a framework for getting started in business.

    Today, we’re going over the most practical tips of the season and diving into some of our favourite moments with each of our incredible lady startups. 

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    Host: Elfy Scott

    Producer: Cassie Merritt

    Audio Production: Madeline Joannou

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    • 24 min
    Creating Modibodi: Kristy Chong’s Million-Dollar Idea

    Creating Modibodi: Kristy Chong’s Million-Dollar Idea

    Have you ever had a brilliant idea that you thought could change the world? But inevitably due to life and circumstance, it stayed just that - an idea?

    Enter lady startup Kristy Chong, who turned her game-changing concept into a multi-million dollar reality. She’s the founder of Modibodi, the company that has been redefining the way we think about period products since 2013.

    This week, Kristy sits down with Elfy to share her story, from launching the business to selling it for millions and using her success to empower other female-founded, purpose-led businesses. This is a story about paying it forward and the powerful ways entrepreneurship can not only disrupt the industry but become a catalyst for social change.

    This episode of Lady Startup Stories is made in partnership with Airbnb.

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    Guests: Kristy Chong

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    Audio Production: Madeline Joannou

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    • 34 min
    How Jennifer Jones Left Corporate And Created Her “Dream Life”

    How Jennifer Jones Left Corporate And Created Her “Dream Life”

    At twenty-nine, Jennifer Jones was on top of the world. She was the managing director of Diesel and spent her days overseeing a $40 million dollar brand account. But one week before her thirtieth birthday, she quit. 

    Flash forward a decade or two and she's the creative mind behind Bondi cult-favourite ceramics and homewares brand Jones & Co.

    This week, Jennifer (JJ) sits down with Elfy to lift the lid on her biggest career wins and mistakes as well as why quitting her day job was the best thing she ever did. 

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    Guest: Jennifer Jones

    Producer: Cassie Merritt

    Audio Production: Thom Lion

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    • 41 min
    How Two Public Health Workers Launched A Clothing Label

    How Two Public Health Workers Launched A Clothing Label

    Laura Thompson & Sarah Sheridan didn’t intend to build a fashion brand. But with a knack for marketing and a fire in their bellies to make a difference in the world, they created Clothing The Gaps.Their dynamic fashion label aims to challenge racial stereotypes, promote cultural awareness, and start conversations about reconciliation.This week, Laura and Sarah sit down with Elfy to discuss how their purpose drives profit - not the other way around - and the core reasons behind their success.

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    Wherever you're at in your business journey, Ladystartup.com has the tools, resources and education to help you launch and grow your business right now.

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    Guests: Laura Thompson & Sarah Sheridan

    Producer: Cassie Merritt

    Audio Production: Thom Lion

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    • 33 min
    Melanie Grant Is The Woman Behind Victoria Beckham & Nicole Kidman’s Skin

    Melanie Grant Is The Woman Behind Victoria Beckham & Nicole Kidman’s Skin

    Melanie Grant's story starts 12 years ago when she opened her first clinic in Sydney, called Melanie Grant Skin. Since then, her business has expanded all over the world, with clinics in Melbourne, Los Angeles, a residency in Paris, and plans of expanding into the UK.She transforms the skin of celebrities, models and A-listers alike. But even beyond her star-studded client list, Melanie has built a fiercely loyal global following of people who just love her clinics.Today, Elfy's sitting down with Melanie to find out how Melanie Grant Skin got to where it is today. Melanie shares the secrets at the core of her business model that helped her cut through the noise of the skincare industry and propel her to international success.

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    Guest: Melanie Grant You can check out Melanie's book here.

    Producer: Cassie Merritt

    Audio Production: Thom Lion

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    • 29 min
    How Two Sisters Founded Two Very Different Companies

    How Two Sisters Founded Two Very Different Companies

    Twin sisters & co-founders Sali Sasi and Julie Stevanja are dominating the tech business space. But when they first started out, the pair say building their platform was like learning Mandarin. 

    The twins founded Stylerunner back in 2012, the first online retailer of its kind globally. A few years ago, Sali tapped Julie on the shoulder with an idea for a new business. She wanted to do it all over again...Enter Wrapd (previously Her Black Book) a premium online shopping app designed to save money on the world's biggest brands. 

    On the show today, Sali & Julie sit down with Elfy to share how they learnt the language of tech, jumped on the AI bandwagon and used automation to completely reimagine how they do business. Plus, they share their number 1 tip for women in business.

    This episode of Lady Startup Stories is made in partnership with Airbnb.

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    Wherever you're at in your business journey, Ladystartup.com has the tools, resources and education to help you launch and grow your business right now.

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    Host: Elfy Scott

    Guests: Sali Sasi and Julie Stevanja

    Producer: Cassie Merritt

    Audio Production: Thom Lion

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
818 Ratings

818 Ratings

Sofie_1 ,

Thank you! More episodes pleeease

I literally grabbed a pen and wrote notes while listening. So inspiring and helpful 🤩

Of Sydney ,

Excellent guests this season

Loving this season, also great new host

Tatejacobandsam ,

Loving this season

This podcast and am enjoying this season a lot! Elfy is an excellent interviewer. Can’t wait for the next episodes.

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