ustralia is an incredibly creative place, providing a wonderful platform for resourseful women to flourish in their artist and business endeavours. Of course it is rarely an easy road to success, juggling families and overcoming adversity, but that’s what makes these women all the more special — they’ve given their hearts to their projects and continue to work exceptionally hard to make sure it’s a success. Over the past year I’ve had the pleasure of meeting a growing number of inspiring women across Sydney, which has led us to create the Inspiring Women Series, enabling us to highlight and celebrate their achievements. We hope you enjoy the series over the coming issues of Stylish Life Magazine, and do let us know if someone has inspired you lately, who we should feature too! To get us started we met with Michelle Lam, a local North Shore mum and business owner who’s built a strong outdoor furniture business twice over, after overcoming a dramatic turn of events in 2012 that sent her business in an entirely different direction.