“Mary Anne is an impressive and ethical entrepreneur who is destined to succeed at any new venture she puts her mind to.”

Fantastic Furniture MD and Freedom Furniture co-founder, Julian Tertini.

“Both myself and my business partner were extremely impressed with the Mentor Mary Anne introduced to our business Source My Parts.
John (Mentor) was able to provide strategic and tailored advise for our growing business. He was able to assist with developing and improving our business plan and prioritising our future goals and objectives. He was also able to provide key business contacts particularly in the finance industry.
Having our business located in Perth, Western Australia and having a Mentor in Melbourne has not been an issue, with John making himself available at any time of the day.
Moving forward we see John as a valuable asset to our business and look forward to a continual and successful business relationship with him.”

Andrew Holdsworth
General Manager, Source My Parts

“I have had the pleasure to work with Mary-Anne on several projects over the last few decades. Her style and grace in nurturing empowered networks is something to aspire to. Mary Anne was helpful in my early career growth, offering advice, support and connectivity during my time leading the seeingmachines.com team as we spun out of ANU. Mary Anne’s energy and leadership around the Science Festival was infectious and drew me in to be a volunteer and continue championing STEM education. More recently, I have the great pleasure of supporting Mary Anne in corporate workshops where I saw deep strategic interaction, insight and growth in both the participants and facilitators. Mary Anne is someone I will always find time to learn from and support as she continues to educate, support and grow opportunities for those around her.”

Glenn Dickens, Architect of Convergence at Dolby

“If you are lucky enough to become a business friend of Mary-Anne Waldren’s you have indeed struck gold. I have known Mary-Anne for 18 years and we have worked on a number of business opportunities, from Board to Community interests. She facilitated networks that have led to sustained benefits for me as a keynote speaker, author, business woman and academic. Mary-Anne has an incredible capacity for sharing wisdom, partnering and finding opportunities to profile professionals in ways that no one else does.”

Sheryle Moon, Businesswoman, Start-Up and ICT Industry Business Leader

It was a pleasure to work with Mary Anne on an ABC Radio National’s Outside Broadcast for our 2018 Science Exchange. It was a wonderful opportunity to profile custodians of plant biosecurity and how it is keeping up with the changing world of global security. .

Michael Robinson, CEO, CRC Plant Biosecurity.

“Mary-Anne rolls up her sleeves and helps you to get things done at crucial times. She’s a great business friend who is there for the long haul. She has bailed me out, helped to promote me and been my advocate. Gaining Mary-Anne Waldren’s business friendship is to be blessed in business. She is simply a treasure.” – CEO and founder of gift company Lollypotz and CEO of Pink Frosting party supplies

“Mary-Anne Waldren is a dynamic innovator and creative thinker with a proven track record of achievement. She has performed a myriad of tasks involving event management and production, financing, trouble-shooting, sponsorship, networking, publicity and marketing that are beyond the rest of us mere mortals.”

Questacon Director Graham Durant.

“Mary-Anne Waldren is  royalty when it comes to networking. She knows just about everyone and can get to everyone else if she has to. She is also a generous with her knowledge and is a talented mentor.”

Greg Field, Head, Centre for Leadership in Management and General Manager ACT, Australian Institute of Management

“I would recommend that any business leader who wanted to take their organisation to the next level engage the services of Mary-Anne Waldren. She is a remarkable business talent and is a living treasure.” – Former ActewAGL CEO & Chairman John Mackay

Media Quotes

“Mary-Anne is an inspiration and a legend.”
 – ABC radio’s Robyn Williams

“Mary-Anne Waldren is, by all accounts, a superwoman.” – The Canberra Times

“She knows her way around the corridors of power.”
 – The Australian

“The indefatigable – forever nicknamed the fast and furious – Mary-Anne Waldren” – The Canberra Times

“Waldren is a powerhouse of drive and enthusiasm. She is becoming recognised as one of the nation’s marketing whiz kids.” – The Sunday Canberra Times

“Mary-Anne Waldren has real vision and is fun to be around. She has an unusual combination of qualities. She is insightful, very energetic, but is modest about her own abilities, which helps achieve much more than most people.”

Creativity pioneer and urban place maker Charles Landry