Cosmopolitan’s Entrepreneur of the Year, a Forbes Asia star and featured in the Australian Financial Review’s ‘Young Rich List,’ are accolades given to a young woman who, in just a few years, turned a debt-ridden life into a $100 million success story.
Jane showed immense courage, resilience and determination to follow her instincts and now advises aspiring entrepreneurs as a “Shark” on Network Ten’s business show Shark Tank.
Jane quit her job as an accountant in 2010 and knew her parents wouldn’t be keen to learn she had a new fashion-related business idea in lieu of her career. So, she caught a bus to “work” with her mum each morning while secretly spruiking the latest trends from stalls in Bondi bars and the Arthouse Hotel. Jane Lu is a truly Amazing Woman leading her booming e-commerce fashion company, Showpo – a testament to Jane’s vision and tenacity.
One person’s courage can change the course of history. Cassidy Hutchinson aspired to serve her country in government only to face a crisis of conscience and, in the process, found her voice and herself.
Her life took a dramatic turn on January 6th, 2021, when, at twenty-four, she found herself in one of the most extraordinary and unprecedented calamities in modern political history, and she risked everything to tell the truth about the most powerful man in the world.
Cassidy Hutchinson was faced with a choice between loyalty to the Trump administration or loyalty to the country by revealing what she saw and heard in the attempt to overthrow a democratic election. She bravely came forward to become the pivotal witness in the House January 6 investigations, and her courageous testimony transfixed and stunned the nation.
The 2023 Nobel Peace Prize winner received the award for “her fight against the oppression of women in Iran and promoting human rights and freedom for all”, the Nobel Committee announced in Oslo.
Narges Mohammadi has been a prisoner for most of the past two decades. She has been sentenced repeatedly for being the voice of the voiceless, for her unrelenting campaign against the death penalty and solitary confinement – which she has endured for weeks at a time.
She is currently serving a ten-year sentence, accused of actions against national security and propaganda against the state. She was also sentenced to 154 lashes, a punishment rights groups believe has not so far been inflicted, and travel and other bans.
But not even the darkest cells of the notorious Evin Prison in Tehran have crushed her powerful voice.