Aussie Female Entrepreneurs On Overcoming Challenges

Jo Lamble


May 26, 2015

There’s a ‘turning point’ when a business goes from being a start-up, or growing concern to becoming a successful one – but what triggers that change, and what are the secrets to keeping the momentum going?

Jo Lamble, TheCarousel.com Psychologist and host of The Moral Maze; Ronni Kahn, CEO and Founder of Australia’s largest food rescue organisation OzHarvest; Annalise Law, Managing Director of The Kanga Group, Australia’s leading promotional products group, and Robyn Foyster, Publisher of TheCarousel.com discuss the challenges they met while building their businesses, how they built on what they had created and why they didn’t give up.

Telstra Business Award Alumni Ronni and Annalise describe their individual light-bulb moments when they realised why their passions were going to become the driving force behind OzHarvest and The Kanga Group.  Now, both running successful international concerns, they reveal to the Moral Maze Panel why focus is so important; how it feels to overcome each challenge one at a time and why you need to believe in yourself.  As a Telstra Business Influencer, Robyn says developing the vision you start with can bring its own benefits as a company grows, regardless of its status.

So, what are the similarities between all these women besides their spirit and drive? Psychologist Jo Lamble says there are many – and that we can learn from them.

Want to know more about what success means to these women? Just hit play. You’ll be inspired, we guarantee it.

And If You’d Like To Find Out More About the Telstra Business Women’s Awards, Or Nominate A Business Woman You Admire (Even If That’s Yourself!), Click On The Link Below.

It’s Australia’s longest-running celebration of Business If you would like to nominate an Australian business woman who has pushed boundaries and achieved excellence, The Telstra Business Women’s Awards nominations are open now until 29 June 2015 at womensawards.com or by calling 1800 817 536.

New awards categories have been added this year recognising that brilliant business women come from across all sectors.  The 2015 Telstra Business Women’s Awards’ six Awards categories include:

  • Start Up (owns minimum 25 per cent; business under three years old);
  • Entrepreneur (owns minimum 25 per cent; business more than three years old);
  • For Purpose and Social Enterprise (delivers positive social/environment change as its core mission; includes not for profit and social ventures);
  • Government and Academia (government departments; educational institutions; statutory bodies);
  • Corporate and Private (employed by the organisation); and
  • Young Business Women (under 29 as at 30 June 2015).

Tell us about the Business Woman you most admire – and why – start the conversation below…


By Jo Lamble


When it comes to navigating the tricky world of human relationships, Clinical Psychologist, Jo Lamble has carved a niche for herself as an approachable professional with a talent for presenting sticky topics with compassion and poise, both as a private practitioner and popular TV psychologist. Contact: editor@thecarousel.com


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