The Most Inspiring Australian Entrepreneurs to Follow on Instagram

Lauren Powell

We love a double-tap-worthy #foodstagram and #interiorgoals post as much as the next Instagram addict, but of late, it’s the posts that inspire, motivate, and strike a chord with us and our careers that are making our scrolling worthwhile. To assist on our inspirational account quest, SmartCompany uncovered 20 local entrepreneurs that will have you striving to climb the professional ladder with a simple scroll. Read on and allow these success stories to motivate you in the office one image at a time.

Lisa Messenger


Truth ❤️❤️❤️

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Lisa Messenger

Who: Lisa Messenger

What: Founder and chief executive of the Collective Hub

Followers: 93,800

Samantha Wills


#BelieveBig - Launching June 12th. -SWx @samanthawillsofficial

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Who: Samantha Wills

What: Founder and creative director, Samantha Wills Jewellery

Followers: 221,000

Who: Kate Kendal

What: Founder and chief executive of CloudPeep

Followers: 3,414

Emma Isaacs



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Who: Emma Isaacs

What: Founder and Global CEO of Business Chicks

Followers: 13,100

Who: Vanessa Holden

What: President and creative director of West Elm

Followers: 6,247

Taryn Williams



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Who: Taryn Williams 

What:  Founder and chief executive of WINK Models

Followers: 9,795

Sheryl Thai


The power of now ???? #shezscribbles #paolocoelho

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Who: Sheryl Thai

What: Founder of Cupcake Central and the chief executive of the League of Extraordinary Women

Followers: 1,572

Jodie Fox


#regram @wellandgoodnyc #youareenough ❤️

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Who: Jodie Fox

What: Co-founders of Shoes of Prey

Followers: 4,436

Naomi Simson


Go get 'em!

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Who: Naomi Simson

What: Founder of RedBalloon

Followers: 7,882

Carolyn Creswell


I spied this sign on the school wall when I was queueing to vote and loved it!

A photo posted by Carolyn Creswell (@carolyncreswell) on

Who: Carolyn Creswell

What: Founder of Carman’s Fine Foods

Followers: 1,238

For more inspiring entrepreneurs to follow on Instagram, head to Smart Company and shop Lisa Messenger’s book Daring and Disruptive ($23).  

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