Do You Want to Meet Your #WWGI Transition Ambassadors? Episode 3

Women are in some kind of transition for most of their careers.

Whether its transition to or from maternity leave, transition to executive leadership, transition to business ownership or transition to board roles.

The vision for #WWGI is for women to have access to advice, mentors, sponsors during these transitions. I also want women to have safe spaces & places to extend their strategic network & have some fun!

WWGI is all about action and creating positive outcomes for women.

That’s why a powerhouse line up of female businesswomen, entrepreneurs & Board Directors have been assembled for the next #WWGI event for women.

These businesswomen, entrepreneurs & Board Directors are going to facilitate several rounds of speed coaching circles, then all join WWGI founder, Michelle Redfern, on stage for QANDA, #WWGI style!

All your questions about your own transitions past, present and future will be answered.

Coaching Circle #3 is “Help, I want to be an entrepreneur!” and will be facilitated by Christie Downs and Judy Pridmore, ex-Corporate Execs, both now venturing into new territory with digital and tech startups.

fullsizeoutput_c211Judy has over 20 years’ business experience as C-suite executive and consultant.

She specialises in strategy development and operational execution and is a digital and technology specialist.


Judy is renowned for her ability to build successful digital business transformations and leading e-commerce and marketplace start-ups. She has worked across a diverse range of sectors including sport, education, banking, careers, media, publishing and global FMCG food & beverage. Judy was also co-founder of publicly-listed start-up Winepros, with the fathers of Australian wine, James Halliday and Len Evans in the late 90’s.

With an amazing breadth of experience in small, private companies through to large multinationals including Westpac, Southcorp and News Limited, Judy is the ideal coach for women who want to start the entrepreneurial journey, or run a side hustle.
Christie Downs WWGI

Christie Downs is a former corporate executive who has spent her time in the construction industry and sporting sector.

Today Christie is her own boss, spending all of her working hours dedicated to solving an industry problem she knows so well by, yep you guessed it, venturing out to build a tech platform startup.


Christie says ‘The challenge to get here today was not so much in coming up with the idea, creating the solution, the product, it was more in taking the leap from corporate and all that I had known and built.”

Christie had worked hard to establish a personal brand, having led the extraordinary  sales growth of a construction company from $12million to $350million. She was able to generate this sort of growth because she was a respected, innovative leader in the industry among both insurance clients and construction peers. Christie held a board position and equity at group level, so the associated status and security in all that she had built made it difficult to leave. But, she felt stuck in the corporate race, chasing other people’s dreams, making other people mountains of money and she knew that navigating politics was not her forever.

When Christie took the leap out of corporate and into the entrepreneurial world, her greatest challenge was surprise. It was not what job next or what business to create. Christie discovered that so much of her personal identity, her value and worth was entwined with upholding and exceling at that job. The journey of transition is never what you expect, the leap is a little terrifying and a hell of a lot exciting.

Want to hear from Christie & Judy? All the details below.


What else can I get coaching, guidance and advice about?

Circle #1:Jodi & Kate from Circle In: How to manage parenting & career.

Circle #2: Shanyn Payne & Claire Seeber: Building my executive career plan.

Circle #4: Merryl Dooley & Sam Hunter (Execs & Board Directors): Women on Boards, how to get there.

What Else?

Facilitated networking, canapés & wine by At Mr George’s Table & Sunday Wine Co, amazing door prizes worth thousands of dollars and the fabulous #WWGI goodie bags chock full of treats from women owned businesses.

Get your LinkedIn headshot updated in our photo studio by MJC Creative Images for only $50.

How much for this coaching, advice, fun, networking & goodies?


Only 100 (max) Women

Bookings essential:

Joining Us?

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