A copywriter by trade, Stefanie has worked across most of Melbourne’s top advertising agencies, including Clemenger BBDO and DDB. Her entrepreneurial spirit has driven her to found businesses, like Melbourne’s first copywriting agency, Apostrophe. Her love of travel has led her to work abroad – most notably, as Global Creative Lead on Nike Women, out of AKQA London. And her impatience for equality saw her co-found Rare – a side-hustle that grew into Google’s global diversity and inclusion platform. Her work has been recognized at every major international award show. She’s sat on a number of award juries, including D&AD and ADC. and she speaks regularly at global conferences, from Semi Permanent to Cannes.
Career & Background
What inspired you to do what you are doing now?
An understanding that my brain is better at coming up with solutions than it is stories.
What was your journey and where are you headed in your career right now?
Your favourite food for thought
Your 3 favourite podcasts/thought leaders to follow.
Sam Harris – Making Sense Podcast
Lex Friedman Podcast
Talking Tudors – Natalie Grueninger (a random one, but i do love it!)
What drives and inspires you
What are your core values?
Who is your biggest inspiration and why?
Sheryl Sandber – massive job, and she does it effortlessly
You as a Mentor
Why have you decided to become a mentor?
To give back
What are the top 5 skills or qualities you bring to mentoring?
- Willing to be vulnerable