Hi friend, welcome to my community! This is a space where I can share with the world who I am, my passions, professional interests and experiences being a mother, business owner and female leader.
I'm a typical Y-Gen oversharer and there are many facets to my life, so this one central space provides an umbrella overview to help me connect with like minded individuals and organisations doing good in our community.
I am a Principal at Moores, a law firm, and accredited specialist in Workplace Relations (employment law) by the Law Institute of Victoria.
I am the founder of Facebook group 'Help a sister out' - a place where women can ask and answer questions about their career and professional life. This group has over 8,000 members.
I am also an author and have just published my first book - Let’s make it work, baby! - a kick-arse guide to personal and professional success for new parents. You can purchase a copy of my book here in ebook format or here as hardcopy.
As an avid writer I regularly contribute to media outlets across Australia and have been published widely and will continue to blog here.
Please reach out and connect with me, I'd love to be a part of your community too!
I am a privileged white female so I strongly believe it's my obligation to advocate for those in our community that need a voice. I'm a passionate advocate for employers in the Not-for-Profit sector, using my legal skills to help organisations strategise to further their cause. You can learn more about my role at law firm Moores here.
I'm also a proud Board member and Company Secretary of Women with Disabilities Victoria. As a woman with a disability (I have multiple sclerosis and hashimotos) I love supporting this amazing organisation and the women that lead it to create change in the lives of women with disabilities and empowering those experiencing violence. You can learn more about this incredible organisation here.
I regularly write and publish articles about being a woman with a disability. You can read more of my work here.
I am the cofounder and director of Natural Supply Co, a one stop shop for natural yet luxe products for your home, pets, kids and beauty drawer. To date, we have helped hundreds of customers make the switch to greener products, saving our environment and minimising chemical exposure. Learn more about our mission, values and amazing product range here.
The experience of being a small business owner has helped me to be a better lawyer, because I truly know what it's like to be a consumer of legal and professional services.
I love innovating via social media. To this extent, I set up a Facebook group called 'Help a sister out'. This group enables women to ask and answer questions (anonymously if they want) about their career, work issues and life changes - in the security of a supportive private group. There are now over 8,000 women in this group and the numbers just keep climbing every day. Request membership today. Learn more about the group in this published Daily Life article.
Innovating in the law
I also love being an intrapreneur and innovating from within an organisation. At Moores, a law firm, I've been privileged to play a key role in innovating the legal industry. At Moores, we no longer bill by the hour, instead we do Moores Agreed Pricing. You can find out more about that here.
One of the best pieces of work I've ever done is co-write (along with my brother Andrew Brooks) the Child Protection Toolkit, again in partnership with Our Community. This free resource was launched in 2016, providing over $80,000 in legal help to the Not-for-Profit sector, at no charge. Our goal is to help organisations provide safe places for children and completely eradicate child abuse in our society. You can download your free copy of the Child Protection Toolkit here.
I am the proud mother of one son, little Remington (Remy), who is a lively and lovely toddler. I have embraced a feminist parenting perspective and enjoy learning how to be a good parent alongside my partner and husband, Brendan. I regularly write and publish pieces on parenting and genuinely believe my professional life is enriched because of my experiences as a mum.
I have just published my first ever book: Let’s make it work, baby! A kick-arse guide to personal and professional success for new parents. Buy your copy today - click here for the ebook or here for the paperback.
I also regularly contribute to the following publications: