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Fulworks Australia aims to showcase an inspired community of business people from all walks of life, from all parts of our country, whose stories may inspire you to a life of enterprise! As well, their lessons in leadership are a great example to us all.

Australia has about 2.1 million businesses, more than 95% of which are small businesses. Around 2 million of those employed fewer than 20 staff – around 1.3 million of them are sole traders who do not employ any staff. Most of those small to medium enterprises had an annual turnover less than $2million. (ABS June 2011).

In 30 years of journalism, 10 years working with the Telstra Business Awards programs and in her weekly ‘Enterprising Women’ column for the AFR Weekend Fin Review (www.afr.com.au) Anne Fulwood has met, befriended and shared the stories of hundreds of business owners.

These enterprising Australians go unheralded in their everyday lives. They employ people, provide opportunities to learn, they innovate, bring up families, and add character to communities. Even if you don’t aspire to entrepreneurship – just hearing how people make a living, is enough to brighten your day.

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“Closing the Gender Gap: 25 by 2025” – OECD Forum 2016 – the panel discussion on video

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“Closing the Gender Gap:  25 by 2025” Our focus on the economic empowerment and advancement of women – here is the video from the OECD Forum, Paris 2016, featuring the session I hosted on “Closing the Gender Gap: 25 by 2025″.  Read more about it, where I have written a…


A career highlight on the world stage! And, why men matter when it comes to what women want!

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I spend a lot of time in discussions with women – to consider what we want and how we’re going to get it.  Never have I had a greater opportunity to take the discussion to the world stage, than at the annual OECD Forum in Paris this past June. As…


I lean towards optimism after the 2016 W20 in Xi’an, China, but there’s much work to be done!

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As the W20 for 2016 concluded, and Susan Harris Rimmer and I farewelled the host city, Xi’an, China, I paused for thought.  There is always a risk of blurring the lines between optimism and false hope. I am leaning towards optimism in what I hope is a “New Normal” way…


The second W20 Summit – the voice of the women of the world must be heard!

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As I said in a previous post here at Fulworks – it was an honour to be chosen as the first Australian representative to the Women20 (W20) Engagement group to the G20, held in Istanbul last October. In May this year (2016) I was off to Xi’an, China, for the…