Women in Business

Sisters are doing it for themselves in North-West Brisbane (and Australia wide!), with a record number of women running their own small businesses.

New figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show 12.1 per cent of the nation’s 5.9 million employed woman are now their own boss.

More than a third of all small businesses are headed by women, and there’s a blooming world of networking, blogs and entrepreneurial women taking ­advantage of the trend.

‘If you look at women in particular they are more formally educated and moving into their family forming years in their 30s, and they have invested more to prepare themselves, with more education, so they want to make sure they can continue a burgeoning career,’ social demographer Mark McCrindle said.

In this feature, we are celebrating some incredible local businesswomen who have taken a leap of faith and are making a name for themselves in small business. From dentists to drama teachers, all these ladies are from truly diverse industries. 

We have also compiled an online ‘Mini Mag’ that contains all the ladies from last years feature and this current edition .

Click  here to download

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