In honour of International Women’s Day, we’ve compiled a guest list of awesome Aussie women we’d love to invite to dinner. So plonk yourself at the head of the table and enjoy the company of these sisters who are doin’ it for themselves.
- Julia Gillard – Regardless of where you sit on the political spectrum, and despite the caning she’s received in the opinion polls, Australia’s very first female Prime Minister deserves a pat on the shoulder pad for blazing the trail.
- Kathy Lette – The saucy author of Puberty Blues and other such quirky titles is comfortable talking about pretty much anything – virtually nothing is off limits. She’s also a mum to son Julius, whose Aspergers Syndrome was an inspiration for Kathy’s book The Boy Who Fell To Earth.
- Jessica Mauboy – From Australian Idol runner-up to the queen of Aussie RnB, the proud Darwin girl is tearing up the music scene in her towering designer heels. After starring in the flick The Sapphires, Miss Mauboy is the voice behind the theme song for the 2013 National Rugby League season.
- Stephanie Gilmore – The sun-kissed Aussie surfer chick from Murwillumbah is a five-time world champion. She’s conquered gnarly waves all over the globe and reached the heady heights of pro surfing without losing her girl-next-door humility.
- Rebel Wilson – She’s the hilarious chick who first made us guffaw as Toula in the cult comedy series Pizza. Rebel endeared herself to Australians with her dry, laconic sense of humour. Now she’s taking on Hollywood, starring in movies such as Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect.
- Miranda Kerr – Somebody stop her! Miranda was the first Victoria’s Secret Angel from down under, she’s the face of David Jones, launched her own skincare label Kora Organics and written the self-help book Treasure Yourself. All while raising son Flynn with Hollywood hubby Orlando Bloom.
- Donna Hay – The undisputed culinary queen of Australia, food stylist Donna Hay is the best-selling author of cookbooks featuring simple recipes and amazing photography. She’s also a magazine editor, has her own homewares range, store and television series.