Alice LeMessurier


They say: ‘[is] A place where women and wealth meet. Alice LeMessurier founded The Investment Stylist in 2011 to nourish her passion to break down the wall between the financial industry and women. Alice’s vision is to empower women to confront their financial situation and to provide the tools they need to achieve financial independence and a financially secure future.’


Alice LeMessurier





Nicole Madigan

Kerri Sackville

Alice LeMessurier



Alice has been investing in shares since she was 12 years old and is now the Managing Director of LemSec her family stockbroking company. Alice is is passionate about entrepreneurs and encouraging women to learn more about investing, money and making financial decisions that lead to independence.  For the past two years she was finance and career expert with Women’s Health Magazine. She started her career as a lawyer and is now finishing an MBA. She loves laughing and hanging out with her husband, family and friends and is obsessed with her puppy Claudia.



Alexandra Cain is a freelance finance journalist who is based in Sydney, Australia. Ali has a passion for finance and business and loves writing about domestic and international financial markets and entrepreneurship. She likes nothing better than getting her head around esoteric financial topics and making them easily understandable in her copy.

Ali is superstar in our eyes, she is Fairfax’s small business editor and contributes regularly for the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, the Brisbane Times and The Australian Financial Review. She also writes a blog for Fairfax called ‘The Big Idea’ and previously authored the popular ‘Savvy Investor’ blog for Fairfax. Ali has also co-authored two books with David Koch, “Strap on the Parachute: starting a business in good times and bad” and “Riding the recovery: 101 success strategies for business and life”.

She has recorded numerous video interviews on personal finance topics for yahoo!7 and has presented corporate videos. Overseas, Ali writes for CEO magazine, published in the UK and US, as well as Finance Director Europe and Private Equity International, both published in the UK, and Pensions & Investments and Fast Company, published in the US. Ali also works as an occasional stringer for the UK Sunday Times. Ali holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Sydney as well as a Master of Arts in Communication Management from the University of Technology, Sydney. She has also taught and written communication and journalism subjects for the University of Technology, Sydney and APM College. She lives, works and surfs in sunny Dee Why.



Nina Hendy is an Australian journalist commissioned by the best publications in the country to research and write about finance, business, marketing, retail and social media. She regularly interviews leading entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, self-made millionaires, company CEO and marketeer extraordinares for her stories, and specialises in writing about absolutely everything related to running a small business or larger corporation.

She’s also authored several short business ebooks for big name Aussie brands and interviewed all the big business leaders, finance and legal experts, branding gurus, advertising agency legends, trending experts, academics, marketing luminaries, media moguls, company CEOs and entrepreneurs, small business owners and start-up founders.

Nina also sits on a government copywriting panel, where she creates compelling content for international marketing purposes.

She’s a regular contributor to Fairfax Media’s Small Business, Executive Style and Money sections, which also run in up to 100 affiliated mastheads across the country. She has also been published by BRW magazine, SmartCompany, StartupSmart, a handful of Edge Custom Media’s titles and cover stories for Espresso Media’s Kudos magazine. Nina also contributed weekly news stories every week to The Sydney Morning Herald’s media & marketing pages for three years.




Tracey Spicer is one of the most versatile journalists and presenters in the country, with a portfolio spanning television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and online media.

During her 25-year career, she has anchored news, current affairs and lifestyle programs in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Currently, Tracey works as an anchor for Sky News, weekly columnist for Fairfax Media and The Hoopla, radio broadcaster, and presentation trainer at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School.

She is best known for presenting Channel 10’s national weekend and morning news services for 14 years.

Tracey has written, produced and presented documentaries for NGOs in Bangladesh, Kenya, Papua New Guinea, and India, and the National Breast Cancer Foundation in Australia.

The mother-of-two is an Ambassador for ActionAid, World Vision, Life’s Little Treasures, Karitane, and Dying with Dignity, Patron of the NSW Cancer Council and the National Premmie Foundation, and face of the Garvan Institute’s research into pancreatic cancer.

As you’d probably guess from her twitter feed (!), Tracey is passionate about women’s rights, social justice, and equal opportunity, and a lobbyist for the voluntary euthanasia movement.

The 46-year-old is the convenor of Women in Media, a mentoring and networking group, backed by the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance.
For the past two decades, she has become a highly sought-after MC and keynote speaker.”




Fran Molloy is a journalist and university lecturer who writes about technology, health, environment, science and business. Her finely-honed financial skills result from juggling the family income of a freelance writer married to a freelance graphic artist, with the delightful but costly challenge of raising four kids aged 7 to 20. In a previous life, Fran worked for various newspapers, magazines, radio and TV stations and websites, and she held a range of government and corporate technology and communications roles. But for over a decade, she’s been a freelance journalist, writing for such publications as the Sydney Morning Herald, ABC Online, Education Review, Medical Observer, the Law Society Journal and a variety of magazines and trade journals. She also teaches environmental journalism at New York University in Sydney and is Secretary of her daughter’s school P&C.



Nicole Madigan is a freelance journalist, writer and communications specialist.

Her work has been extensively published in numerous national and international magazines and newspapers including The Courier Mail, The Australian, The Sunday Mail, The Walkley Magazine, BRW, Sunday Life, Sydney Morning Herald, Mindfood, Madison, Practical Parenting, Cleo, Notebook, bMag, Two Words (USA), City News, Bide, The Deal, Latte and Renegade Collective.

She was a contributing author to literary project, The Modern Woman’s Anthology and regularly writes opinion pieces and editorials for a number of online publications.

Nicole also runs Stella Communications, offering services such as copywriting, corporate communications, editing and proofreading, newsletters, website development and content, advertorials, sales collateral and project management.

Previously, Nicole was a print journalist with News Limited, writing for a variety of newspapers and magazines. She was also an on-air reporter and presenter with the Nine Network, filing stories for Brisbane magazine program Extra, lifestyle show Weekend Extra and National Nine News.

A mother of three under 6, Nicole specialises in the Juggling Act – caring for children, managing a household and running her business.

She has a Bachelor of Business Communications (Marketing and Journalism), a Post Graduate Certificate in Business and is currently completing her MBA (Masters of Business Administration).

Nicole is an ambassador for the Miracle Babies Foundation and proudly supports the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation and Janelle’s Miracle Foundation.



Kerri Sackville is an Australian writer and mother of three. She is currently a regular columnist for Sunday Life magazine, (Fairfax), and Practical Parenting Magazine. She is a panellist on Channel 7’s The Morning Show, and is a regular commentator on TV and radio.

Kerri’s first book “When My Husband Does The Dishes…” is a funny, honest expose of what marriage looks like after three kids and 150 years of togetherness. Her second book “The Little Book Of Anxiety – Confessions From A Worried Life” is a highly personal account of living with an anxiety disorder.

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Denise Mooney is a freelance writer and journalist who blogs about how to work, write and communicate more effectively at

Her articles have been published in Fairfax Media’s small business section, Women’s Agenda, Mindfood, Jetstar magazine and Dynamic Business, among others.

She previously worked as a news journalist for Fairfax Community Network. She has also written copy for a variety of businesses including websites, media kits and corporate communications.

Denise is a mum of one and an Irish expat who has happily made Melbourne her home. She travels back to Ireland regularly to see her family, enjoy a Guinness, and make sure she doesn’t lose her accent altogether.

She has a Bachelor of Communication with a major in Journalism from RMIT University. You can follow Denise on Twitter or Facebook.