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Women in Business Event

28 February, 2019

The Look of Love

Last night at our Melbourne Central flagship store guests enjoyed Forever New's first ever Women in Business event.

As guests arrived they were treated to espresso martinis and sparkling from Mr. B Espresso Carts and a decadent cheese platter by Plentiful Catering, while browsing the latest collection with the help of our roaming stylists.

Guests then took their seats for the next portion of the night; an inspiring conversation between two incredible businesswomen, Bumble's APAC Marketing Director, Michelle Battersby, and Forever New Managing Director, Carolyn Mackenzie. 

Michelle Battersby began her career in the corporate world of banking and finance before making the switch to one of the biggest disruptors to the dating industry – Bumble. After a very successful two-year stint launching the app in Australia, she now leads Bumble's marketing function across the Asia-Pacific region.

Carolyn Mackenzie began her career in South Africa before moving to the UK where she worked with one of the biggest and most successful fashion retail brands in the country. Four years ago, she made the move to Australia and Forever New, where she has been instrumental in developing the Forever New brand to where it is today.

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4 Career Learnings from Carolyn and Michelle:

  1. “Everything happens for a reason, and it is only since my career has progressed that I’ve come to the realization that nothing is a mistake, only a learning.” – Carolyn Mackenzie
  2. “Trust your intuition.” – Carolyn Mackenzie
  3. “Putting yourself out there and networking shouldn’t be underestimated, because that’s what led to all of this for me.” - Michelle Battersby
  4. “Separate your heart and your head in the workplace. Learn when to step back and be objective.” – Carolyn Mackenzie
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Women in Business Event
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