This International Womens Day, we're reflecting on just some of the many incredible women of the Central Coast who do amazing things around the Coast and abroad!
Mel Watts - The Modern Mumma
Blogger, Youtuber, wife, and proud mother of four! She is the legend behind The Modern Mumma blog. Following her life and raw thoughts on parenting, to reviews, tips and honesty.
Reality TV star, wife, mother, registered builder, and physiotherapist! Kara began renovating over 8 years ago when she purchased her first home with partner Kyal. Kara was in her final year of university studying Physiotherapy, and Kyal just completed his Carpentry Apprenticeship, so they immersed themselves in the after hours work involved in creating their first transformation.
Fast forward a few years, and they’ve completed two reality renovation television shows, run a successful Design & Construction Business and are regulars on Network 10's The Living Room. Over the past three years alone, Kyal and Kara have project-managed, designed or completed over 28 renovation projects. It’s what they’re passionate about!
First known for her starring role in the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics opening ceremony and her single "Strawberry Kisses", long-term Coastie and mother Nikki Webster has successfully developed herself as an entrepreneurial businesswoman, operating huge dance studios across NSW - including at Erina!
Singer-songwriter, dancer, and entrepreneur, Sammi Constantine is an emerging electro-pop artist based on the Coast. Developing her love for music at a young age, initially as a ballet dancer, she transitioned into songwriting in order to explore new ways to express herself - most recently appearing on a Sea FM hit by Mashd N Kutcher, Need Me.
In a short time Sammi has amassed over 30,000+ fans, and has performed at a number of festivals including Groovin the Moo, Sweaty Palms, Mountain Sounds, Festival One (NZ), with guest appearances to thousands at Big Top (Luna Park) & The Metro Theatre.
Liesl Tesch AM MP
Australian wheelchair basketball player, sailor and politician. After a mountain bike accident at the age of 19, Leisl became an incomplete paraplegic. Which didn't stop her drive, being a part of the national wheelchair basketball team at five Paralympics, winning three medals, and becoming the first woman to play the sport professionally.
She took up sailing in 2010, winning gold medals at the 2012 London and 2016 Rio Paralympics with partner Daniel Fitzgibbon - and is now the MP for Gosford in the New South Wales Legislative.