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Meet Rosemary McKenzie from Samara Magazine, the website (you’re on right now!) for women business owners, entrepreneurs, start-ups and those aspiring.

About Me

Name: Rosemary McKenzie

Location: Moonee Valley, VIC

My expertise: I’ve many years experience in Business Development, Marketing and Public Relations across a number of industries in Australia, New Zealand and the U.K.

I admire… Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop. Anita was diminutive but she packed a punch where ever she went. She promoted Fair Trade with Third World Countries, was a great philanthropist, human rights activist and environmental campaigner.

What I love most about my business is… connecting and sharing with other business women around Australia.


If I could invite any three business people to coffee, I’d invite… Ita Buttrose as she is an amazing person, Sheryl Thai (Cupcake Central) who is a great young entrepreneur and Simon McKeon who is a great philanthropist, social entrepreneur, humanitarian and businessman. This combination would make for some lively conversation.

Develop a plan and work your plan everyday, be consistent and persistent.

What’s the best business advice you’ve been given? And by who? Surround yourself with like-minded people, and leave the nay sayers behind. A former boss.

The best business advice I can give is… Develop a plan and work your plan everyday, be consistent and persistent.


About My Businesssamara-directory-logo-round

Business name: Samara Magazine

Industry: Publishing – online

Location: Melbourne, VIC

When did you start your business? Research started in November 2011 with the website being launched in March 2012, and the first edition of Samara in May 2012.

What’s your role in the business? Advertising, interviews and online and offline promotion.

Tell us about your product and/or service: Samara is a national online digital publication for women business owners, entrepreneurs, start-ups and wannabe women business owners. We publish feature articles on well known and lesser known business women, have regular columns from well known authorities, 5 minute with segments, events, philanthropy section and articles.

What is your Point of Difference? What gives you the edge over your competitors? 

Our content is new and fresh. Samara is constantly evolving and we are working towards becoming the leading information hub for Women Business Owners in Australia.

Who is your target market? Our primary target market is the 1M+ women business owners around Australia.


How to Connect and Contact Me

Phone: 0408 037 882



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