Marie Claire and Salesforce are growing their partnership with the launch of a series of small business masterclasses during Small Business Month.

Women in Melbourne and Sydney were invited to hear from some of Australia’s most influential entrepreneurs in a panel discussion hosted by Marie Claire editor Nicky Briger. The inspiring panelists shared their challenges, insights, learnings and trade secrets.

For women across the world, the desire to be your own boss is one many of us possess. In honour of this, Marie Claire Australia interviewed hundreds of female business owners for the Women In Business survey to get to the bottom of why so many women feel the same way when it comes to business. The results found that the driving factor for launching a business was: gaining more flexibility (hands up all the mums out there), better work-life balance, and the ability to make your own rules.

That’s exactly why over the past two decades, there has been a 46 per cent increase in the number of female and small business owners in Australia alone, according to the Women In Business survey results. That means over 12 percent of the nation’s 6 million employed women are their own boss. Marie Claire Australia Small Business Brilliance Masterclass was launched to help those female bosses (and those future bosses) to network, learn a thing or two from some of Australia’s most successful female entrepreneurs and help make those dreams a foreseeable reality.

Because in the words of Marie Claire Editor Nicky Briger, “When women are paid 14 percent less than men in the office, who wouldn’t want to get out on their own!”
Here are some of the things Marie Claire learnt at Sydney’s Small Business Brilliance Masterclass: https://bit.ly/2oaEbDY

 

Photo: Chloe Paul