Have you ever watched and wondered how some women do it? How do they run their businesses, how do they juggle family and work life, how do they come up with incredible ideas, how do they manage to never miss an event or birthday, how do they get such publicity, how do they manage fast and large scale growth, how do they overcome tragic circumstances, how do they leave corporate life and start something new? 

There are so many things that other women do and have achieved that have us scratching our heads wondering how it’s at all possible. So with this brand new podcast by the Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network we hope to uncover the mysteries and help empower others through the honest stories of real women. 

Hosted by SCBWN President Min Swan and SCBWN Advocacy and PR Chair Lizzie Henebery, the podcast aims to go behind the scenes with business women, getting deep on life and business, revealing secrets, triumphs and challenges, and helping listeners to believe that anything is possible.

We also invite you to nominate who you’d like to hear from in future episodes of the podcast - who has you wondering ‘How does she do it’?  Nominate someone, whether it’s a fellow business woman, your neighbour or a celebrity - we believe everyone is inspiring in their own lives and has a fascinating story to share, so please let us know who we should approach for an upcoming episode.

Click here to fill in the nomination form.

Listen to Episode 12 here

Sneak Peek: Whether you've always wanted to write a book or you've toyed with the idea of leaving a corporate job for your own new business, or perhaps the juggle of mum life and work life has you beat, our latest podcast guest Roxanne McCarty-O'Kane shares her brilliant insights into just how she's done all those things and more.

Listen to Episode 10 here

Sneak Peek: Founder of WOW Group and WOW Property Women and developer of Lowanna Beach Resort, Lorna Willis has a story that covers almost every genre you can think of, and her property story continues as she forges her way forward being involved in some pretty significant developments.

Listen to Episode 8 here

Sneak Peek: How does a floral designer with young children become one of the leading wedding venue operators in the country, and how did she keep her business surviving through the dramatic long-held restrictions of COVID? 

Listen to Episode 6 here

Sneak Peek: Not only is she part of the dynamic new Sinclair Property Group who are our brand new sponsors of our podcast, Natalie Sinclair is a phenomenon that many of us have on multiple occasions wondered how she does it!

Listen to Episode 4 here

Sneak peek: How do you do a management buyout of a large corporate … What even is a management buyout? … Well, in this episode we talk with Elaine Jobson, CEO of Jetts Fitness to find out exactly what that entails and how she did it!

Listen to Episode 2 here

Sneak peek: Min shares the behind-the-scenes life of an event manager, SCBWN president, and single mum of 2 kids with plenty of challenges and curve balls thrown in along the journey including a close brush with death.

Listen to Episode 11 here

Sneak Peek: Paula Gowland is an award-winning business owner (our own 2022 Sustainable Business Woman of the Year!), renowned speaker, coach, and newly published author whose remarkable journey serves as a beacon of inspiration for countless individuals worldwide.

Listen to Episode 9 here

Sneak Peek: Susan Toft's goal was to create a business that would see her never miss her sons' sports days, and now her once little side hustle has seen such incredible growth and opportunity that it's captured the attention of Sharktank's Robert Herjavec seeing $1M invested to take the company global.

Listen to Episode 7 here

Sneak Peek: Shannon Dawes is the General Manager of the Sunshine Coast's largest news publishing company covering 4 mastheads over print and digital. Listen to find out the story of how she got there, what she overcame and what she's achieved - it's truly impressive!

Listen to Episode 5 here

Sneak peek: How do you start an online retail business with Amazon as a side hustle … while nursing a newborn and managing the business to go global as a single mum? Well this episode’s guest Denise Billsborough shares all with her experience in creating and growing Little Archer and Co.

Listen to Episode 3 here

Sneak peek: Taking tragic circumstances and turning them into a passion-fuelled career has placed our podcast guest Melanie Wilson in our hot seat this month.

Listen to Episode 1 here

Sneak peek: Lizzie reveals what went on behind the scenes to enable what appeared to be overnight success of her marketing and PR company while also processing and recovering from the loss of a child.

Trigger warning: this episode discusses stillbirth, death and trauma.


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