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Hayley Towers  – Towers Legal

Hayley Towers – Towers Legal

Hi, I am Hayley Towers and I run my own micro law firm, Towers Legal.

I am a business lawyer, operating virtually for clients all over Australia. I have 18 + years of legal experience and I do all things contract, risk and compliance, employment, and even disputes.

My clients are usually “bigger” or regulated small business owners who need that extra bit of legal help on an on-going basis. I love to form ongoing relationships with business owners, so that we can work together holistically, often in step with your business accountant.

I live in the Adelaide Hills with my husband and two boys.

Megan (Meg) McFarlane  – Kin Lawyers

Megan (Meg) McFarlane – Kin Lawyers

Meg is one half of the lady lawyer duo at Kin Lawyers with a focus on people and their relationships.

Meg likes: getting to the point of things, visiting her second home of Morocco, marvelling at the insatiable energy of her child, being in a room with cleverer/funnier/kinder people (but reminding herself she’s ok too!), and being home by 8:30pm to watch ABC crime drama (even though everything is on demand now). She will always be down for a 6pm dinner reservation (or better yet, 5pm opening!)

Meg dislikes: writing bios, not being able to read a really good book again “for the first time” after she’s finished it, her email inbox, and anything other than the British method for queuing.

Anna Beaumont  – Beaumont Solutions

Anna Beaumont – Beaumont Solutions

A senior health and safety professional and auditor. Anna has experience in various industries including mining, construction, state and local government, not-for-profit organisations, insurance, energy and worldwide automotive. Her passion is guiding businesses through their challenges by helping them understand their responsibilities and providing them with everything they need to ensure their approach is effective.

Melissa Hayward  – Your Choice Conveyancing

Melissa Hayward – Your Choice Conveyancing

I’m a country girl at heart, that loves being at the beach to relax and recharge, but also enjoys living in the big smoke.

I completed high school in 2000 and in 2001 I started working for a Conveyancer in the Barossa Valley. I quickly learnt that this industry was my passion and in 2004 I decided to study part time while working full time, to get my qualifications to become a Registered Conveyancer. In 2008 I became fully qualified and then moved to the city the following year to further grow my skills and to move in with my partner. Moving to the city was very eye-opening and it allowed me to grow and learn a lot! After a small stint as a Front Office Manager for a brand new 4 star hotel, I eventually decided to start up my own business in 2015 and I have not looked back!!

In 2018 I married my best friend and then in 2020 as the COVID pandemic hit, we welcomed our little girl to the world. The struggle of juggling work life and motherhood became very real and extremely challenging, but slowly each day that goes past I feel I am getting the hang of it a little more.

Away from work and being a mum, I love being at the beach, I love hearing the sound of the waves and smelling that fresh salty air! Within minutes I can feel it starting to relax and recharge me. I also love motor sport, in particular watching the F1’s and hubby loves getting me involved in watching cricket and footy – I pretend I really don’t like it, but secretly it isn’t really that bad! I also love hanging out with close friends, enjoying great food and maybe a margarita or 2! Music is also my escape and dancing, but I am cautious on the D-Floor after breaking my foot dancing to “500 miles” in 2022 – so these days it is mainly done in my lounge room!

Overall, I am a pretty fun loving, easy going and down to earth girl who loves to have a chat and a laugh and to help educate others on all areas of conveyancing.

Carly Thompson-Barry – SA Woman

Carly Thompson-Barry – SA Woman

Carly Thompson-Barry is a Business Nurturer and Founder of SA Woman, an organisation that connects, showcases and empowers women across South Australia. A weaver of women, she is relentless in her pursuit to nurture women in business and life and believes strongly in the need to support the whole woman – body, soul and business. With a diverse business career spanning the last 12 years, she brings her background in finance, business and wellbeing to help lead and lift up a membership community, mentor women in business and creatively showcase the work of women from all backgrounds across the State through a range of initiatives. Carly is passionate about bringing South Australian women to the forefront of recognition for their innovation and contribution to the South Australian economy. Underpinning her mission is the belief that ‘we can’t be what we can’t see’ and this drives the mission to continue to spread the word on the talented women our state has within it – inspiring all women and girls to soar, no matter their path.

With the support of her team and a strong belief in women empowering women, together they showcase the work women across South Australia do through the online community, social media channels, blog and Annual Awards and have helped hundreds of women in business to be connected and seen by many.