Australia’s Leading Ladies Share The Most Inspirational Advice They've Ever Received
Women inspiring women….
Olympia Valance - actor and model
“Always surround yourself [with] beautiful loyal friends because they are always going to be there to lift you up when you’re down, and to be there for the good times and the bad times, and the wine times.”
Ali Daddo - writer, activist, and model
“Check in with my heart before I open my mouth, because when I speak from my head that’s when I can get into trouble.”
Yvie (from Gogglebox) - TV personality
The best piece of advice I've been given by an inspiring woman - that would be Tina Fey - and it is "Do your thing and don't care if they like it!"
Chrissie Swan - radio and TV presenter
My friend Rebecca Sparrow showed me this Anne Lamott quote, and I think of it often, live by it, and share it as often as I can:
"You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.”
Shelly Horton - TV presenter and producer
“It’s nice to be important, but it’s important to be nice."
And I think that that is so true, particularly on International Women’s Day when we’re reminding everyone that’s it’s all about equality, so treat everyone the same.
Laura Dundovic - actor and model
The best bit of advice given to me would have to be from my mother; from a very young age she taught us how important it was to stay true to who you are. This was everything from picking what sport I wanted to play, to the subjects I did, to what I wanted to do after school, to how I dressed.
She always taught me that it was important to go by what I thought and not just follow the crowd… and while it is important to learn from other people and to grow, when there’s something you really believe in you shouldn’t compromise that for someone else.
Elyse Knowles - model
“Never change for anyone… be you and only you.”
Tash Sefton - fashion curator
A piece of advice that someone gave me, actually when I was in high school - they said to me that I would amount to nothing and marry a rich guy.
This advice is the thing that drove me in my career and has single-handedly made me achieve bigger than my goals. So next time someone tells you no, you know what to do.
Melissa Doyle - journalist, radio presenter, and author
“You can have it all but probably just not at the same time, so you’ve gotta learn how to prioritise what is important to you at different stages of your life - and it changes.”