23 July 2020

Clare Bowditch

As part of our 10 year birthday celebrations, Gippsland Women in Business is thrilled to present Clare Bowditch

Clare Bowditch is a deeply talented communicator who inspires people to live bravely and laugh often. Her “very special sauce” is a combination of generosity, irreverence, and the ability to “keep it real”.

In this online event Clare will be interviewed by our very own Celine Foenander, in a conversation set to give us a good dose of mid-year encouragement, inspiration and entertainment.

Clare will talk to us about SELF LEADERSHIP: how to count yourself in, for life.

It is a talk all about counting yourself, warts and all, and living a life of purpose and joy. Using stories from her own struggles and triumphs, Clare will teach us to face and name our inner critics. In doing so, we tap into our ability to live full, amazing lives.

As a very special inclusion, Clare will be performing her song “Amazing Life” live during our event.

Meet Clare

Clare Bowditch singing on stageClare Bowditch is a best-selling ARIA Award winning musician (Best Female), Logie Nominated actor (for TV Show Offspring), Best-Selling Author (for her recently released memoir Your Own Kind Of Girl), experienced speaker, M.C, broadcaster, and mother of three (including identical twin boys).

As a public speaker Clare was fortunate to be trained and mentored by both Leadership Expert Fabian Dattner and folk singer and group-facilitator Fay White. Later, in 2008, whilst researching her best-selling album ‘The Winter I Chose Happiness’, Clare also agreed to challenge her cynicism and undertake training as a ‘Life Coach’ (turns out, she bloody loved it). This culminated in her forming Big Hearted Business – a company designed to teach creative people about business and business people about creativity. After running two un-conferences and dozens of smaller events, her place as a keynote speaker, M.C. and facilitator was firmly established.

In Oct 2019 Clare released her fist book “Your Own Kind Of Girl” through Allen & Unwin. Its themes of shaping yourself through the stories we tell ourselves and taming your inner cirtic, have immediately found their audience, with a debut position of #7 in the Neilsen Book Chart#, #1 Best Seller on Booktopia, #1 Bestseller at Readings, #1 Bestseller at Dymocks, Book of the month at Dymocks for December, Audio Book #5 bestseller on Amazon. It won the 2020 ABIA for “New Writer of The Year” Award.

As a musician, she’s toured extensively with musicians such Leonard Cohen, Paul Kelly, John Butler, Cat Power, and Gotye, to name just a few.

As the beloved host of the “Afternoons” radio show on ABC Melbourne, she spoke and made friends with over 250,000 listeners daily.

In her work as a host, broadcaster and MC, Clare has interviewed and facilitated hundreds of events and conversations with the likes of authors Jeanette Winterson and Zoe Foster-Blake, singers Linda Rondstadt and Jackson Browne, both local and federal politicans (including former PM’s Julia Gillard and Malcolm Turnball – not at the same time), famous sportspeople, astrophysicists, mental health experts, and remarkable people who may not have ‘famous names’ but who have equally fascinating stories to share.

Clare is as confident leading intimate single-day workshops with a dozen executives as she is leading an audience of 12,000 at the M.C.G. in a ‘Mass sing-along’ (she knows how to harness our collective terror of group singing and turn it into a skill-building exercise the likes of which you may never have seen before).


Date and time
11.30am – 12.30pm, Thursday 23 July 2020

Please join us online with a cuppa and snack in hand.

Event cost

$35 per person for large businesses and corporations to send their staff and for individuals who can comfortably afford it.

FREE for those affected greatly by COVID 19 and who could really use a financial break. (Please note these are limited tickets and restricted to Gippsland women).

We get it!  We know that things are tough financially at the moment for many. That’s why we have heavily subsidised this event and changed our pricing to help as many people hear Clare’s presentation.

Gippsland Women in Business is a not for profit, run by a team of Volunteers. We appreciate your financial contribution towards our network.

Men are welcome to all GWIB events.

Please register by Wednesday 22 July 2020


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