Episodes
In our 60th episode, Elizabeth unpacks her recent Sourcing Experience Trip to Incredible India. As much as it was almost impossible to put this personal and professional transformational experience into words, Elizabeth shares the profound experiences she and the inspiring group of businesswomen on the trip all had. The trip was so professionally and personally transformational, that it's happening all again on the 14-22nd Feb 23! This trip is hosted on the ground in India by Embark...
Published 11/11/22
In this episode, I chat with Beth Glancey the General Manager and Global Head of Partnerships for AirRobe. AirRobe is Australia’s re-commerce tech darling revolutionising fashion for the conscious consumer. AirRobe is a world-first technology that connects brands and customers to the circular economy in one click.  Beth is a retail guru with 15 years of experience at some of the world's most known and loved brands.  Beth comes from luxury pedigree, having spent the last 8 years at global...
Published 08/12/22
Published 08/12/22
In this episode, I chat with Christina Exie, the founder and creative director of Australian athleisure brand EXIE. When Christina won reality TV show Project Runway in 2012, judges Megan Gale and Peter Morrissey deemed her pieces worthy of any Milan or Paris runway - they said she was ready for global design success!.Ten years later, Christina says it turns out she is! Christina's mission is to give women technical activewear combined with a street-style aesthetic and inspire them to unleash...
Published 06/14/22
In this episode, I chat with Karen Williams - Executive and Leadership Coach, Trainer, Writer and Speaker. Karen and her team work with leaders across industry to build environments of high engagement and transformational results. They do this through Karen's proven Leadership Excellence framework which includes work on mindset and managing triggers, communication, collaboration, accountability conversations, trust, coach-like leadership and much more. As an Executive and Leadership coach and...
Published 06/04/22
In this episode, I chat with Jeremy Meltzer, the Founder of i=Change. Jeremy is a social entrepreneur and inspiring voice for women's rights globally. He created i=Change to help accelerate the impact of extraordinary development projects, focused on empowering women and girls. As a young man, Jeremy was moved to action while living in Cuba. He was shocked at how violence against women seemed accepted and was even considered 'normal' across Latin America. This left him with a burning...
Published 05/28/22
Enjoy tuning into this enriching episode focused on Wellness and Mindfulness. Workplace Wellness statistics: Burnout, stress, physical health and anxiety are significant issues in the workplace...throw the pandemic's mental health impact into the mix - and business leaders now need to meet dramatically heightened needs for health and wellness support. The CSIRO conducted a study with 4,000 participants emerging from COVID-19 lockdowns feeling their exercise (66%), emotional wellbeing (41%)...
Published 05/11/22
In this episode, I chat with Emily Riggs, the Founder & Creative Director of Iris and Wool. After cancer struck, twice, Emily designed a life with purpose When she was just 10 years old, Emily was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Shortly after her diagnosis, her mother lost her own cancer battle, passing away from breast cancer, aged 43. In her most difficult days, Emily found herself turning to fashion for comfort and to express her creative flair. Years later, Emily found love...
Published 04/20/22
Welcome to Season 3 of our podcast. I could not have hoped for a more inspiring, purpose-led GUEST + ORGANISATION to be speaking with. Anthony Chesler, is the CEO of Thread Together Anthony is a respected leader and trusted advisor and joined Thread Together in the role of CEO in 2019 after a 20 year career in global management consulting where he held several leadership roles. Anthony leads the team at Thread Together and heads up the overall strategic, operational and financial...
Published 04/06/22
I'm so excited to launch season 3 of the podcast and dive into our first episode for 2022! So many of us have stepped into this year looking at our life through a completely different lens. So many of my clients, colleagues, friends, and family have experienced some profound SHIFTS. Whether that is around: - Values and the way we live our lives - Career Path - Business Direction - Passion and Purpose - Ambition and Aspirations So in this episode, I wanted to chat about whether starting...
Published 02/14/22
An end of year wrap up of 'The Year that was' with your host Elizabeth Formosa. It's been a year filled with REFLECTION, RESETS AND RESILIENCE. And we know now more than ever how important COMMUNITY AND CONNECTION IS and we are privileged to be able to continue this journey with all of you and support you to make your Fashion Business Vision a Reality. So CHEERS to YOU! We've loved every minute of making memories with you all! I'll be back in the new year with another inspiring lineup of...
Published 12/16/21
In this episode, Elizabeth speaks with Beverley Johnson, the Founder of Consequence of Change. Beverley has been involved in the retail fashion industry for many years working for lifestyle brands in senior Marketing Director positions. Her passion is building strong brands that engage consumers, providing an experience beyond just a product. This passion has led her to develop and launch her own brand Consequence of Change - limited edition bags in collaboration with artists. Beverley...
Published 11/19/21
In this episode, Elizabeth speaks with Molly Rogers and Emma Clegg, the Co-Founders of JAM the label. Molly and Emma met while studying occupational therapy at university and bonded over a shared passion for their work. They were both casual disability support workers for teenagers, Jack and Maddie, at the time, and would often discuss how difficult the teens found dressing, as they both used wheelchairs. "Not only was it difficult for them, but anything that was easier for them to get...
Published 11/11/21
In this episode, Elizabeth speaks with Ross Phelan, the Managing Director of cherrichella. Ross launched cherrichella, a Melbourne designed, limited edition footwear brand in 2020 which is sold via cherrichella.com.au and other leading online marketplaces including The Iconic & Surfstich. Ross has worked in the fashion industry for 20 years and started within the industry as a footwear Product & Sales Manager working for Therapy Shoes. Ross has developed and sold footwear to most of...
Published 10/13/21
In this episode, Elizabeth speaks with Bridget Bell, the Founder of Style Ambition. Bridget is an industry expert who has styled over 150 celebrity shoots, television shows, red carpets and events, creating thousands of looks for men and women. She has worked with Ten, Seven, Nine and Foxtel during her career as a stylist of 15 years. Having worked in the fashion industry as an assistant designer before becoming a stylist she can easily spot a great brand or style on the rack for her...
Published 09/10/21
In this episode, Elizabeth speaks with Erica Bartle, the Director of Research & Strategy for Outland Denim. Outland Denim is the Australian jeans company changing the lives of young women in Cambodia through its profit-for-purpose business model. As a founding partner in the company along with her husband, James, @bartle.james, Erica's primary role involves researching and advising on communications and strategy in line with current theory and practice in the worlds of international...
Published 08/27/21
In this episode, Elizabeth speaks with Danielle Sady, the Founder & Managing Director of Everyday Lingerie Co. Danielle has a career of more than 20 years working for several of Australia's largest wholesale, retail, and franchisee businesses across a large variety of industries behind her. She's gained valuable experience in sales, operations, product management, strategic planning and team building which allowed her to go on and create Everyday Lingerie Co, her own underwear...
Published 08/19/21
In this episode, Elizabeth speaks with sisters Marika and Ilana who started their namesake label Lanamara when they couldn't find handbags that sparked a sense of modernity and uniqueness but also practicality. After previously making clothes for themselves which reflected their open-spirited style and sensibility the pair thought it was an opportunity to bring this same influence to the Australian handbag and accessories market. Marika and her mother, Maureen a talented artisan herself,...
Published 06/27/21
In this episode, Elizabeth speaks with Natalie Angel. Natalie created Let Me Try Before You Buy to give average-sized women the chance to see real reviews on flattering, functional and beautifully fashionable clothes for real bodies that are sized 14, 16 or above. Launching in the middle of a global pandemic, Natalie closes the gap for women who want to shop online but are too scared the clothes will arrive in skimpily small sizes that will only have them queuing up at the post office to...
Published 06/18/21
Welcome back to our Masterclass episode where you get the chance to get up close with your host Elizabeth Formosa. In this Masterclass, Elizabeth talks about the typical startup traps to AVOID to ensure you increase your chance of success. Tune into this episode to gain access to a sound framework that will ensure you avoid those typical expensive startup mistakes and maximise your opportunities. TYPICAL STARTUP TRAPS TO AVOID 1. Lack of support systems 2. Limited industry specific...
Published 06/02/21
In this episode, Elizabeth speaks with Margie Woods, the Founder and Creative Director of Viktoria & Woods. Viktoria & Woods was established in 2004, with a simple approach to create effortless wardrobe staples with a pared back modern feel. At the heart of the label is the signature merino wool that launched the brand and since has expanded into complete ready-to-wear collections that include premium denim, footwear, lounge and occasion wear that are showcased in its ten exquisite...
Published 05/19/21
This week we are flashing back to one of my most favorite episodes with Lisa Messenger. I personally had some profound shifts in mindset and was inspired to stop, recalibrate, review and reassess after interviewing Lisa Messenger back in October last year. HOW TO BE AT THE TOP OF YOUR GAME & MAKE YOUR BUSINESS WORK Lisa's top tips: •Be intimate with your data and numbers. Understand how to read your data and identify if you're getting a return on your investments. •Fully understand...
Published 05/11/21
In this episode Elizabeth speaks with Richard Jarman, the designer and founder of COMMAS COMMAS is a swim and resortwear label based in Sydney, launched in 2017. Richard has always drawn inspiration from his unique Australian seaside lifestyle. The name COMMAS implies a purposeful pause, a reminder to catch your breath, to recalibrate, and take pleasure in the moment. The brand serves as a catalyst to find calmness in the spaces between life's clutter. Ricard shares how "It all started with...
Published 04/27/21
Welcome to our first Masterclass episode where you get the chance to get up close with your host Elizabeth Formosa. In this Masterclass, Elizabeth talks about how to start a Fashion Business that is set up to successfully scale. Sound foundations are key so that the whole business does not unravel at any stage. Tune into this episode to gain access to a sound framework that will not only help you get started but ensure you avoid those typical expensive startup mistakes and maximise your...
Published 04/20/21
OUR MELBOURNE FASHION FESTIVAL SPEAKER SERIES Today is a flashback episode in a series of podcasts that showcase the thought leaders who joined me for our Fashion. Business. Mindset LIVE Industry Roundtable that we hosted as part of our participation in the Melbourne Fashion Festival Independent Program: Ideas 2021. If you missed joining us LIVE, the download is available here. In this Flashback episode from Season 1, Elizabeth speaks with Simon P Lock, Chairman and CEO of ORDRE, the founder...
Published 04/05/21