Issue #19: The Back to School Issue
September - the advent of autumnal leaves and cooler evenings, and traditionally a time for the little ones (I can say 'little ones' now I am over 30) to return to school. I was never one to get excited about going back to school, but I loved the idea of a new notebook or a new pencil case and the feeling that I could reinvent myself and start all over again - this year I'm gonna be a cool kid, a skater kid, a goth, a super sporty cheerleader who dresses like Britney Spears and dates a Justin Timberlake look-a-like kid (inevitably I was none of these, although I did manage the awkard geeky thing for a couple of years - go me!).
So in honour of new beginnings and days filled with the notion I could do and be anything, this issue is dedicated to those inpirational women who have really gone for it and pushed themselves out of their comfort zone - with some truly aspirational results. Here Amanda Thomson
, founder of Skinny Champagne
, Ali Meehan
, founder of Costa Women
, and Vanessa Vallely
, founder of We Are The City
, share their stories and some great advice. And let's not forget the men - we feature the brilliant Andy Woodfield
, creator of Genius Power Dreams
and PwC partner, in our Man's Corner.
I hope you enjoy this issue and that it inspires you to take one step that will push you outside your comfort zone, because as a wise person once said "that's where the magic happens" (no, that wise person wasn't me - I wish it was).