The Girls in Business Podcast – Episode 6

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Guest: Asha Louise Barber

Host: Ali Smythe

We have an extra special treat for you today as we break from tradition. Instead of our usual format, our host and founder, the GCGIB Queen – Asha Louise Barber, steps into the spotlight as our guest!

This unique episode is a testament to the close-knit community we’ve built here at Girls in Business, and it’s an honor to have Ali Smythe, a fellow GCGIB Member, Friend, and the Owner of Wilde Hair Co., conducting the interview.

Now, let’s shine a spotlight on Asha Barber herself. Asha is a true Gold Coast local, embodying the spirit of the community in every way. She’s not just a dedicated mother and friend but also a successful business owner and entrepreneur who is the driving force behind what we now know as The Girls in Business Movement. Asha’s journey is nothing short of inspiring.

In 2019, she was recognized as the Entrepreneur of the Year, a testament to her unwavering dedication and vision. Her businesses have graced the screens of nationwide TV, been featured in news outlets, resonated on the radio waves, and made headlines in prominent newspapers. It’s no wonder that in 2022, she was celebrated as one of the Gold Coast’s most influential women, and in 2023, she earned the prestigious title of being one of the “10 Most Dynamic Women Entrepreneurs from Australia Spearheading Change” by APAC Entrepreneur.

Asha’s legacy extends far beyond accolades. She is the mastermind behind The Girls in Business Movement, which boasts vibrant communities in Gold Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, and even the groundbreaking Blokes in Business Australia. And that’s not all; Asha’s creativity knows no bounds as she also founded the Girls in Business Podcast and Designs By Asha. In this episode, we dive deep into Asha’s journey, her entrepreneurial insights, and the incredible impact she’s had on women and businesses across Australia. So, stay tuned as we celebrate the woman behind the movement, the driving force of empowerment, and the embodiment of the Girls in Business ethos.

This is a conversation you won’t want to miss.


I wanted to take a moment to express my sincerest gratitude for our sponsor (Mummy-n-Me Photography and Live Your Image) generous support.

Your contribution has made a significant impact on the creation of the Girls in Business Podcast, and we are incredibly grateful for your partnership.

Episode 6 would not have been possible without your kindness and support. We truly appreciate your dedication to Gold Coast Girls in Business and your commitment to making a positive difference in our community.

Thankyou from Asha & The Girls in Business Community