Inspiring Female Business Owners from a Migrant Background


Australia is a melting pot of cultures, with a rich and diverse history of immigration. As a result, many female entrepreneurs from migrant backgrounds have established successful businesses in the country. In this blog post, we will highlight some of Australia's most inspiring female business owners from a migrant background.

Marita Cheng AM - Founder and CEO of Aubot

Marita Cheng AM is an Australian entrepreneur of Chinese descent who founded Aubot, a company that designs and manufactures telepresence robots. Aubot's robots are used by businesses, schools, and healthcare organizations to allow people to remotely participate in meetings, events, and other activities. Marita's passion for technology and her commitment to making the world a better place through her business have made her one of Australia's most successful female entrepreneurs from a migrant background.

Tania De Jong AM - Founder of Creative Universe and Melbourne Opera

Tania De Jong AM is a Dutch-Australian businesswoman who is the founder of Creative Universe, a company that provides training and support to individuals and organizations looking to enhance their creativity and innovation skills. She is also the founder of Melbourne Opera, one of Australia's leading opera companies. Tania's passion for music and creativity has led to her successful businesses and her status as one of Australia's most influential female entrepreneurs from a migrant background.

Jodie Fox - Speaker, Author and Co-Founder of Shoes of Prey

Jodie Fox is an Australian entrepreneur of Italian descent who co-founded Shoes of Prey, an online retailer that allows customers to design their own shoes. Shoes of Prey has received widespread recognition for its innovative business model and the quality of its products. Jodie is widely regarded as one of Australia's most successful female entrepreneurs from a migrant background.

These women are just a few examples of the many successful female business owners from migrant backgrounds who are contributing to Australia's vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. Their stories inspire us to overcome challenges and pursue our passions, no matter where we come from.

Migrant Women of Australia (MWoA) is a blog that celebrate the innovation and entrepreneurial spirit of female migrants of Australia. Their stories serve to inspire, empower and challenge the stereotypical views of migrant women. If you would like to be featured at MWoA or would love to support an MWoA business, contact

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