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a digitalisation software company. Intelledox now employs 35 people internationally, with offices in Singapore, Toronto, New York and London, and won the 2014 Telstra ACT business of the year awards. Michelle is also past president of the Canberra Business Council. Her natural curiosity and enthusiasm for the sector have won her many awards. As a Canberran she says her defining moment was donating $1 million worth of Infiniti software back to her alma mater, the Australian National University, to enable them to become a digital leader.

In relation to Dr Sudha Rao, “The game changer”, Magazine notes:

It’s one thing to grow up with ‘curing cancer’ as a life goal … it’s another thing entirely to actually do it. But that’s what Dr Sudha Rao, Associate Professor (Molecular & Cellular Biology) at the University of Canberra, is on the verge of doing.

Sudha is working on a therapy to prevent cancer recurrence and will soon embark on clinical development which will bring her one step closer to transforming the lives of women with aggressive breast cancer.

Carla and Emma Papas are “The merrymakers”. How many people dream of quitting their jobs and following their dreams? Carla and Emma Papas have done just that and spread their irrepressible energy and enthusiasm through their highly successful blog, the Merrymaker Sisters. They have blogged their way to New York City and shared the stage with paleo chef Pete Evans. For Carla and Emma Papas, merrymaking is a way of life. They spread their paleo message to others, their merrymaking rubbing off and inspiring people to live a life of health and happiness, and 2015 may well see a merrymaker app available.

Julie Oakley is “The entrepreneur”. Julie Oakley’s natural energy and passion have seen her own and run businesses from her late teens. She is a natural entrepreneur, with two hair salons, who recently launched Dilkara Essence of Australia, the first range of hair products in the country to use Indigenous Australian ingredients. This range brings together her own Aboriginal heritage and business knowledge. In 2015, in addition to all of this, she will seek to have Dilkara products distributed internationally, and she hopes to set up Dilkara hair academy, Australia’s first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander hairdressing academy. As Magazine notes, Julie is a “businesswoman with heart”.

It was my honour to meet all these women. I acknowledge again the work of Amanda Whitley, Jess Aberdeen, Belinda Neame, Ali Price, Javier Steel, Lori Cicchini, Emma Grey and everyone else involved with HerCanberra and the folks at Coordinate for launching this terrific new magazine.

Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn

ACT Brumbies


MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (5.06): Yesterday I spoke about one of the many things that I did on the weekend, in relation to the Charny Carny. Most of Saturday, however,

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