There’s a Wonder Woman in all of us

Boxing Betty is more than just a women’s only boxing bootcamp. It’s also about bringing out the best in ourselves and each other. If I was to pick the theme song, it would be Helen Reddy’s song “I am woman” (humming in my head “I am strong, I am invincible, I am woman!!”) – cheesy I know!!! Maybe I should pump up the song during bootcamp?

As this site is new, I would like to set an agenda. Every Friday, I will be introducing an inspiring woman. It will be a regular feature called TGIF – Thank Goodness I’m Female. So keep an eye out tomorrow for the first TGIF. I am open to suggestions if you would like me to feature anyone you know.


Speaking of inspiring women, Westpac and the Australian Financial Review are running the 100 Women of Influence Awards. These awards recognise and celebrate inspiring women across a range of industries and the community who work tirelessly to help shape a vibrant and inclusive future for all Australians. I encourage you to use your influence to nominate yourself or someone you know at

Professor Adele Green, was last year’s overall Women of Influence award winner. Her influential work was proving that daily sunscreen use can halve the risk of melanoma. The greater understanding Adele has given us of this insidious disease is, of course, particularly relevant for us here in Australia when you consider that 11,000 Australians are diagnosed with melanoma every year.

The award categories are:

Board / management
Women working in a management role or on a board in public or private companies. You might be running a team, a key project, or developing strategy and your influence extends beyond your formal role to personal support, mentoring and networks

Public policy
Women working in the public sector at either local, state or federal level. This may include those working in agencies or in an advisory role to influence and change public policy to support better social inclusion and equity.

Women who have dedicated themselves to consistently advocating for a more diverse workforce and who have helped make the change happen. This includes advocacy in the boardroom, in government, lobby groups, in small or large businesses or the community.

Business enterprise
Women who are business founders, owners, operators or part-owners and are actively involved in the

Head to for more information.