Your inspiring women
Sarah Marinos

THE TIME HAS COME! We asked you, our readers, to tell us which Australian women most inspire you. We received an overwhelming response. READ ON to meet some of the most outstanding women you nominated, check out our special comments gallery, and see just who inspires some of our most well-known names.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Photo: Scott Schafer

Win a Black Comedy DVD, and check out the latest in TV, theatre, exhibitions, music and dance.

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Sara Thorn. Photo: Scott McNaughton \\\\ Hair and make-up by Simon Setter
Fashion: Sara Thorn
Jane Rocca

Sara Thorn's world crumbled when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. Now she has discovered a way to return to her halcyon fashion design days.

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Emma Isaacs. Photo: Michael Amendolia
Emma Issacs: Strength...
Peter Wilmoth

She is a spectacular success story but Business Chicks CEO Emma Issacs has even more impressive traits. PLUS check out just who her 'friends in high places' are.

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Jamon serrano with asparagus. Photo: Chris Hopkins
Food | Persillade
Kendall Hill

Here's a part posh bottle shop and part bistronomy-wannabe, with a wine list where many bottle prices begin with a three or four.

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Leith Rizk, Naomi Moore and Jan Jacklin. Photo: Scott McNaughton

Sisters Jan Jacklin and Leith Rizk are doing it – something they had long talked about – for themselves, at Reunion Cafe Dining.

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Virginia Trioli.
Mouthing Off | The Rosie...
Virginia Trioli

For the first time in her lifetime, Virginia Trioli just don’t sense the eye-rolling or sneering over International Women’s Day.

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Our most inspiring women | Reader comments special
Our most inspiring women | Reader comments special
On March 8, the world will celebrate International Women’s Day. To mark the occasion, we asked you to tell us which Australian women most inspire you. We received an overwhelming response....