13 wise women

13 Wise Women

13 Wise Women is a collaboration of 13 ordinary but, in their own way, extraordinary women sharing their knowledge and experience to create positive change for others, no matter what their stage of life.

In sharing our stories we hope to inspire and empower women to take up the challenge of living their dreams. Of learning the power of backing yourself, striving for self-empowerment and consciously looking for your ‘Why’.

We encourage you to find your WHY, follow your dreams and make conscious choices. Understand that things don’t always play out as expected and that challenges are simply walls to be scaled to achieve growth. Ordinary people really are capable of extraordinary things. You too can be extraordinary!

We often dream about things we would love to do, but lack the courage to take them on. This book began as a dream to inspire others to shoot for the stars.


Reviews of 13 Wise Women the book:

Rarely do we pause to reflect on our personal journeys and how it is that we get to where we are.  13 Wise Women explores the lived experience of thirteen successful women and celebrates their personal learnings, challenges and achievements in a way that is warm, engaging and very approachable. A must read for all women.   

Maryanne Vagg. BAY FM Lifestyle’s BookChick


I knew when I shared the dream of writing this book with my 12 co-authors, that they were amazing women. But reading their stories of inspiration, real life experiences, business know-how and willingness to share it all, has ‘blown me away’. I can’t thank them enough for helping me fulfil my dream, to encourage, inspire and motivate others who are looking to run their own businesses, empower themselves and find their WHY. Back yourself, follow your dreams and believe in yourself, they did and this book is the result. 

Gail Mortimer. Founder, facilitator and co-author of 13 Wise Women


Every great story has an even greater back story. In 13 Wise Women are thirteen unique and inspiring stories that delve into fascinating journeys to transcend the ordinary. These frank and courageous stories reveal just what it takes to pursue personal ambition and realise dreams. 13 Wise Women is irresistibly eloquent in its rawness, taking the reader on a roller coaster journey of discovery with each author as they reveal their innermost secrets to success. 

Bernadettes Uzelac. CEO, Geelong Chamber of Commerce


“Share the laughter, tears and recognisable life journeys of these 13 Wise Women – their courage and determination warmed my heart and will yours!”   

Elaine Carbines. Chief Executive Officer – G21 – Geelong Region Alliance


This is a book written by strong women who have been there, done that, and lived to tell the tale. The stories of 13 wise women reminds us that the road to success is not that easy to follow but with hard work, drive and passion, even the impossible becomes possible to achieve. We finally have a new manifesto written by women for women to help you live the life you deserve. A must read that will leave you applauding these women for their strength and grace, but most of all their courage.

Freda Miriklis, Past International President, BPW International


I read your book in 3 days while on holiday in Robe. I really enjoyed reading about everyone’s life and their different stories, it was fantastic.

Karen Brown, Brown Ink Design


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