72 episodes

Welcome to the LADY-BRAINS podcast. Join your hosts and LADY-BRAINS co founders Caitlin Judd and Anna Mackenzie as they chat to the world’s most exciting female entrepreneurs to tap into their knowledge and world class insights. If you're a curious founder or founder-to-be, then lady-brain, you're in the right place! 

Find out more about us and join the lady-brains club at www.ladybrains.com.au  Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @lady.brains

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    • Business
    • 4.6 • 14 Ratings

Welcome to the LADY-BRAINS podcast. Join your hosts and LADY-BRAINS co founders Caitlin Judd and Anna Mackenzie as they chat to the world’s most exciting female entrepreneurs to tap into their knowledge and world class insights. If you're a curious founder or founder-to-be, then lady-brain, you're in the right place! 

Find out more about us and join the lady-brains club at www.ladybrains.com.au  Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @lady.brains

For more episodes download the free LiSTNR app

    Lauren and Melissa - Miimi & Jiinda

    Lauren and Melissa - Miimi & Jiinda

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    Indigenous mother daughter duo Lauren Jarrett & Melissa Greenwood are the creative brains behind art brand Miimi & Jiinda. In this episode, they share how the brand was built to help heal intergenerational trauma caused by Lauren’s experience being part of the stolen generation, how their indigenous heritage impacts everything they do, and why they believe it’s critical to make time for space and silence in their busy lives.  

     

    You’ll learn: 
    How Lauren & Melissa went from artists to CEOs overnight, after their work appeared on hit TV show The Block 
    How they secured a dream partnership with Adairs 
    The challenges with scaling an art business, and how they’ve built processes to help them grow  
    Why they believe it’s important to give yourself time and space for creativity to flourish 
    Why they’re an example that anything is possible, even when there are huge personal and systemic obstacles in the way 

     

    Find us at www.ladybrains.com.au  

    Follow us on Instagram @lady.brains 

    Chat to us in the Facebook group, the lady-brains clubhouse  

      

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    • 57 min
    Renae James - Papinelle Sleepwear

    Renae James - Papinelle Sleepwear

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    Renae James, founder of Papinelle Sleepwear, shares how she started out selling PJs from a stall at the Paddington Markets in Sydney, to becoming a multimillion-dollar brand with products you can find being sold on almost every corner of the USA!  

    You’ll learn: 


    How she started the brand with a $9000 bank loan, and why she’s never taken on external money since then 


    How it took Renae 12 years to make good money in her business, and how she found the courage to never give up 


    How Renae manages the design and production of 12 collections each year  


    How Renae met her now-business-partner Nicole back in 2004, and why she brought her into the business 15 years later to help take the brand to the next level 


    The big mistake Renae made saying yes to a huge order that she wasn’t set up to fulfil, and what she learned about saying no to opportunities before you’re ready  

    Use the code LADYBRAINS10 to receive a 10% discount off Papinelle products at papinelle.com. 1 use per customer. Offer valid until 06.08.21 and cannot be used in conjunction with another discount.

    Find us at www.ladybrains.com.au  

    Follow us on Instagram @lady.brains 

    Chat to us in the Facebook group, the lady-brains clubhouse  

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    • 46 min
    Terri Vinson - Synergie Skin

    Terri Vinson - Synergie Skin

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    Terri Vinson is a scientist, formulator and founder of beauty brand Synergie Skin. In this episode of the podcast, Terri shares how she poured her life savings of $40k into the business after her then-husband lost all of their money and assets, how she’s grown her business by learning to let go and delegate, how she funded and built her own manufacturing facility and lab, and why she choses to lead with empathy and compassion.  

    You’ll learn: 


    How she started the biz with $40k after her then-husband lost the family’s cash and assets in a few bad deals. 


    How her background as a scientist and formulator has given her a unique advantage in the cluttered skincare space. 


    Why she brought her manufacturing from offshore back into Australia. 


    How her debt averse money mindset has directly influenced the trajectory of the business. 


    Her four ingredients to being a successful entrepreneur – passion, ability, tenacity and hard work.

    The amazing Terri has kindly offered all Lady-Brains’ listeners an opportunity to receive 10% off Synergie Skin! Head to www.synergieskin.com and enter the code LADYBRAINS at checkout. 

    This offer is valid until 30th September 2021 and some exclusions apply. 

    Find us at www.ladybrains.com.au  

    Follow us on Instagram @lady.brains 

    Chat to us in the Facebook group, the lady-brains clubhouse  

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    • 51 min
    [LIVE] Rebecca Vallance

    [LIVE] Rebecca Vallance

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    Live from Afterpay Australian Fashion Week and straight from the runway, Rebecca Vallance reflects back on the past 10 years of being in business, and shares her thinking behind why the RV brand has been so successful both locally and internationally, why she’s chosen to expand into new categories like bridal, athleisure and swim, and the impact that the late Carla Zampatti had on her and her career.  

    Find us at www.ladybrains.com.au  

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    • 47 min
    [LIVE] Dale McCarthy - Bondi Born, Mary Lou Ryan - Bassike

    [LIVE] Dale McCarthy - Bondi Born, Mary Lou Ryan - Bassike

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    Live from Afterpay Australian Fashion Week, Dale, founder of Bondi Born and Mary Lou, co-founder of Bassike share how they make every business decision with sustainability front of mind, their approach to finding ethical suppliers and makers, as well as offering advice to emerging founders on how to build a brand with purpose and profit. 

    Find us at www.ladybrains.com.au  

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    • 52 min
    Amanda Niu - Eva

    Amanda Niu - Eva

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    Amanda Niu, founder of furniture brand Eva, shares how the brand has stayed relevant and ahead of the competition by diversifying their product offering, why they’ve doubled down on their test and learn approach to marketing, and how she’s found a way to apply her background in neuropsychology to get into the minds of her customers. 

    You’ll learn:  
    Why Amanda launched the business with just one key product – a mattress in a box (and why you could adopt this strategy too) 
    The three things to look for when hiring a new employee.  
    How Amanda has found a way to apply her background in neuropsychology to get into the minds of her customers. 
    How this background as a clinical neuropsychologist majorly influences the way she delivers feedback and manages her team. 
    The importance of reframing negative experiences as opportunities to learn. 
    The one mistake to avoid so you don’t become a barrier to your own business’s growth. 

    Book mentioned: The Peter Principle by Laurence J Peter and Raymond Hull 

     

    Find us at www.ladybrains.com.au  

    Follow us on Instagram @lady.brains 

    Chat to us in the Facebook group, the lady-brains clubhouse  

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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Paige Hobson ,

Must listen show!

Caitlin and Anna hit the nail on the head with this show! I love that I feel like I’m both being motivated

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Must listen!!

Love this podcast so much! Get around it and learn from the best women in biz.

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Love this podcast!!!

These Aussie gals have created an educational and super easy to listen to podcast. If you’re looking for great business advice listen here!!!!

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