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Christianna Heideman – the making of a badass #bossmama

By Nicole Fuge, MD® Managing Editor Christianna Heideman launched Damselfly when she was 19, fresh outta high school, and had no f*cking idea what she was doing. “I had a passion for jewellery and was determined to make a career out of it, so I did.” Damselfly started primarily as a jewellery brand; …

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How to be healthy and productive when working from home

By Shannon Young, nutritionist at THR1VE If you’ve found yourself working from home because of the #coronavirus pandemic, look on the bright side – no stressful commute, a comfy working environment and extra flexibility. But the work/life balance can be difficult to maintain when work and life are happening in the …

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5 ways to talk yourself up and not sound like a d*ckhead

By Haylee Hackenberg I’m a writer, and a good portion of my work is taken up by resume and career advancement related writing and coaching. My job allows me to speak to some fierce AF women – I’m talking human rights advocates, extraordinary women who have dedicated their careers to the …

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How 10 of the most fierce women in the world found success

By Nicole Fuge, MD® Managing Editor In honour of International Women’s Day and the fierce AF ladies who dominate their space – the badass #BOSSMAMAS, the stay-at-home mums, the mothers taking on the role of both mum and dad, and the women who are just trying to keep it real in …

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How being a mum made me better at my job

By Khara Williams, director of relationships, businesswoman and mama We’ve come so far in the workplace gender-equality debate, but there’s still a long way to go. One of my pet peeves is the prevailing sentiment that having kids automatically means you’ll work less, and have less efficacy, than your non-parent or …

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The badass journey of Mama Disrupt®

By Jessica Jane Sammut, MD® Editor-in-Chief Mama’s guilt, parenting advice, judgement, fads, dos, don’ts , There’s a whole box of tricks out there that can make mamas feel bad. When I became a mother for the first time 11 years ago, it was a shock to the system. As an ambitious …

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How to nail the mama/career juggle

Can we really have it all? Are we being selfish? Are we spending enough time with our kids? The list of “are we” and “should we” never ends. Did anyone say ‘mother’s guilt’?… The good news is, there’s always another mama who gets it – who understands the struggle and …

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10 ways to positively challenge yourself

By Bo Kitty, business coach Life can be a challenge at the best of times. With work, relationships and the stresses that come with life, we can sometimes burn the candle too low. If you’re in need of a “reality check” of sorts or need to challenge yourself to make a …

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How to adjust to work after mat leave

By Natalie Bascur Let’s be honest… seeing the number of maternity leave days count down SUCKS! Most mamas would gladly set up camp in the newborn bubble and stay there for the rest of the days. But that’s not reality and there comes a time in most new mamas’ lives, …

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Bronwyn McCahon: The devil wears sneakers

By Rebecca Hooton “I spent 17 years running in heels,” says Bronwyn McCahon. “I wear a lot of sneakers these days.” The former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan is chatting to me about her new life doing the daily school runs with her three children Harper, 8, Grace, 6, and Theo, 4. …