The Power of Vulnerability

Last week 180 business women descended on Noosa for what has long been a favorite event in my calendar, the Commonwealth Bank Women in Focus annual conference.  I’ve attended a number of these previously (you can read my summaries of the 2014 and 2015 events here)  but for me this years event was particularly powerful. […]

Introducing Alice

When I was at Dell’s DWEN conference in July I said Hello to Alice for the first time, as her founders Carolyn Rodz and Elizabeth Gore, two fabulous female entrepreneurs whom I knew from previous DWEN events, introduced their new artificial intelligence platform for entrepreneurs. Alice connects entrepreneurs with the resources they need to grow […]

The Business of Champagne

I’ve always believed that spending time in industries other than your own is a great way of generating new ideas and inspiration, and our recent week in Champagne was a perfect illustration of this. Story telling is a powerful tool in any industry, and the stories of the champagne houses and their family dynasties are […]

An Epic Experience in Champagne

Stuart and I have just spent the past week in Champagne, visiting a whole range of different houses and having the great fortune of seeing a visit planned 18 months ago coincide with the week of harvest. This meant that our hosts for the week were incredibly busy, and we are so appreciative that without […]

The next chapter in the Icon story begins

Today marks the formal beginning of the next chapter for Icon, as our new investment partners formally enter the business and Quadrant exits. Β We announced the transaction back in late MayΒ Β and have been working closely with our new partners QIC, Goldman Sachs and Pagoda since then, but it’s an important day in the company’s history […]