Whilst Fearless is a celebration of the DECJUBA journey so far, we know that there are so many amazing women who bring a Fearless attitude every day. 
Hear from women who inspire us to be Fearless.
Tania Austin | CEO
DECJUBA
Fearless, what does it mean to you?
being fearless doesn’t mean having no fears it means knowing that you do have fears and taking on things that challenge you anyway! being fearless means moving forward and that’s important to me in life and business ...
Your most Fearless moment, what was it? Sometimes it’s the little things that have the biggest impact, what do you do to be Fearless in your everyday?
I get up and I get going - every single day….my grandmother told me once that you ‘have to push it to make it go’ and I totally believe that. To get up each day and face what is in front of you, whatever that may be, that’s being fearless.
Every Fearless woman has a driver, what’s yours?
I absolutely have a very strong internal drive to just do things better - knowing that what I do, my actions and decisions have a wider impact drives me to be fearless. Being that person that just ‘can’ and seeing how that impacts others …that’s what drives me.
There are so many Fearless women, who do you take inspiration from?
I take most inspiration from those that I am surrounded by …. the amazing women and men I work with, women I have met who run businesses with such grace and determination ….im incredibly inspired by the women who I have met through my travels to India with the hunger project – they have taught me that being fearless isn’t a choice it’s a necessity ...they approach the challenges they face not without fear but with a determination that is unwavering.
Being Fearless can be infectious, how do you empower others to take on a game-changing attitude?
I believe in people and ask a lot of questions because I’ve found that everyone knows more than they often think and are far more capable than they believe – its unlocking that potential that is exciting! It’s not about telling someone how to do something – tell them what needs to be done and then let them surprise you with what they are capable of! I love seeing people succeed – it is honestly the best thing in the world seeing someone do something that they weren’t sure they could!
We want to inspire our amazing customers and team to be Fearless, what message do you most want to share with them?
Fear has two meanings - forget everything and run or face everything and rise...... I always choose the second one! I have never had a specific business plan for DECJUBA – ever…. The dream has always been to deliver amazing product in an amazing environment to make women look and feel amazing - I believe that the best plans happen when you least expect them. I know that when we do things from a place of fearlessness we all learn and we all rise and that’s what is so amazing. One life – I don’t want to waste it being scared or sitting wondering.
Tell us your favourite quote that embodies Fearless.
Don’t be afraid to fail ....be afraid not to try
Emma Isaacs | CEO
Business Chicks
Fearless, what does it mean to you?
Fearless to me means trying new things you haven’t done before. It’s showing up when you’re afraid. It’s admitting when you’ve made a mistake and it’s asking when you don’t know the answer. Being fearless is something I work on every day!
Your most Fearless moment, what was it?
In the split second I decided to launch my business into the US and move my whole family there, I felt fearless and bulletproof! Every part of me was saying ‘you should just do this!’ so that’s exactly what we did. I’ve always found that fear isn’t present for that first moment of truth when you decide to do something you really want to do – it only comes along after the decision and you start to rationalise and overthink it all.
Sometimes it’s the little things that have the biggest impact, what do you do to be Fearless in your everyday?
I don’t know if I’d say I’m fearless every day. There are definitely times when I get scared to pick up the phone or ask for something I really want. When I find myself thinking like that, I just give myself a stern talking to and ask myself ‘what’s the worst that can happen here?’
Every Fearless woman has a driver, what’s yours?
I’m driven to be a role model for others and show them what’s possible when you get out of your own way and start believing in yourself.
There are so many Fearless women, who do you take inspiration from?
We always look to the magazines and social media for inspiration, but the women that inspire me don’t live in those places. They’re the ones behind the scenes, working hard, perhaps making huge sacrifices for others, not feeling the need to tell everyone about it. They’re women like my mum who stayed home to educate my brother, sister and me, and they’re women like Tania Austin (founder, Decjuba) who is such a great friend, mother and leader and does so much for the world but does so in such a humble way. They’re the types of women that inspire me the most.
Being Fearless can be infectious, how do you empower others to take on a game-changing attitude?
I try and walk my walk and talk my talk and hope that others might take something from that. All we can do is be our best and hope that others feel inspired to try the same.
We want to inspire our amazing customers and team to be Fearless, what message do you most want to share with them?
That fearless means something different to all of us. My version need not be yours. Let’s all stop comparing ourselves and just focus on trying to be a little braver each day.
Melanie Noden | CEO
The Hunger Project
Fearless, what does it mean to you?
Being fearless is not the absence of fear but the mastery of fear. Mastering fear means to me that you recognise it, but don’t let it stop you from daring to try new things, think new thoughts and take risks - even if at times you may fail!
Your most Fearless moment, what was it?
Last year I visited a community in Uganda that The Hunger Project was about to start working with. There had been famine for the previous 18 months, and everything was dusty and dry. I met a woman called Margaret whose youngest daughter was lying listlessly on her knee; the only movement was her tiny chest rising and falling rapidly. The little girl had measles, malaria and a very high temperature. The nearest health clinic was too far away. Her mother was completely resigned to the fact that her daughter would die. One of the most challenging things I’ve ever done was walk away from Margaret and her daughter. I knew that I couldn’t change anything for that one girl; however, I fearlessly made a commitment to myself and to Margaret in that moment that I would find investors for The Hunger Project’s work with that community. I’m proud to say that a group of Australians are now fully funding our work there, which means that other little girls and mothers do not have to experience this horrific situation.
Sometimes it’s the little things that have the biggest impact, what do you do to be Fearless in your everyday?
I’m clear that every single thing I do each day contributes to ending hunger – no matter if it’s meeting with new investors, writing a thank you note, or motivating my staff. For me it’s like a woman getting a road built between her village and a health clinic: access to healthcare for everyone starts with the first paver being laid.
Every Fearless woman has a driver, what’s yours?
The underlying driver for me on a personal level is the pain I feel when I see people excluded or treated unfairly and suffering as a result. In my work this means I have a strong mission to satisfy whatever people are hungry for – whether it be purpose, opportunity, education or something else.
There are so many Fearless women, who do you take inspiration from?
There are too many to count, let alone name! My mother was my first fearless woman who, despite losing her mother at 2 and being reared by her sisters during the war, with no electricity, little food and being forced to leave school at 14, is one of the most self-educated, knowledgeable and generous people I know who at almost 90 is the loving matriarch of our significant family over 3 continents! Another stand-out Fearless woman to me is Tania Austin. I really admire that she’s a mother running an incredibly busy business – and yet she always finds time to create opportunities for others around her to be fearless too – both here in Australia and NZ, and globally.
Being Fearless can be infectious, how do you empower others to take on a game-changing attitude?
I have a positive mindset myself so I am able to re-frame challenging situations so that others can see them from a positive perspective too. By tapping into what I’ve learned from our village partners about resilience even in the face of limitations and hurdles, I can share these stories with others so that they shift their mindset to one of possibility, and fear drops away. I love that when people do this, new opportunities and avenues open up that they couldn’t see before.
We want to inspire our amazing customers and team to be Fearless, what message do you most want to share with them?
Never underestimate the power of one person or one action! I have seen for myself the power of one fearless woman who brings clean water to her village; the ripple effect is enormous. We all have that power within us. So, take action, any action, towards creating a world that works for you and for everyone.
Tell us your favourite quote that embodies Fearless.
I love this one by Marianne Williamson: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us… And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Tell us how DECJUBA’s Fearless approach has impacted The Hunger Project.
Decjuba’s Fearless approach has impacted The Hunger Project’s work in more ways than we can even know yet! With Decjuba’s amazing investment of $516,000 to date we have been able to empower, educate and train women in rural, remote communities to do amazing things like enrolling girls in school, stop child marriages, and bringing clean water and electricity to their villages. This will have a long-lasting impact, now and for future generations of fearless women, girls and their families.
Chantelle Price | Model
Fearless, what does it mean to you?
To be fearless is to be confident.
Your most Fearless moment, what was it?
Moving to London! During this time, I conquered many fears and became much more confident and a stronger person.
Every Fearless woman has a driver, what’s yours?
Setting clear goals and working for the reward. Once you get there, it’s the best feeling!!
Being Fearless can be infectious, how do you empower others to take on a game-changing attitude?
It’s important to take time for others (strangers, friends or family members). The small acts of kindness make the biggest impact and not only make other people feel good about themselves but also give you that awesome feeling too.
We want to inspire our amazing customers and team to be Fearless, what message do you most want to share with them?
Love yourself first, take time for you! Surround yourself with likeminded inspiring people, friend and family.
Tell us your favourite quote that embodies Fearless.
Once you become fearless, life becomes limitless
Heather | @_thefab3

Fearless, what does it mean to you?
Living in the moment.
Your most Fearless moment, what was it?
Leaving everything and everyone behind as we decided to pack up our lives, drive across country and start new in California.
Sometimes it’s the little things that have the biggest impact, what do you do to be Fearless in your everyday?
I stopped asking ‘what can I do’ or ‘how do I do this’ and just started to do things.
Every Fearless woman has a driver, what’s yours?
Life in general, every time I want to go left life takes me right.
There are so many Fearless women, who do you take inspiration from?
All women every day in every walk of life. Friends, family, strangers, clients, the women I get to work with as an influencer, my followers. You all inspire me so much!
Being Fearless can be infectious, how do you empower others to take on a game-changing attitude?
Being a personal trainer, I empower women and men every day to push themselves and face fear physically and mentally.
We want to inspire our amazing customers and team to be Fearless, what message do you most want to share with them?
To be fearless you need to let go of some things and the one which is the most powerful to me is what others think of us. You will never please everyone and nor should you ever have to.
Tell us your favourite quote that embodies Fearless.
I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.