About Me - My Biography

Karen Matthew’s proudest professional achievements include launching Australia’s first skincare franchise model with Ella Bache in 2002, as well as steering Ella Bache (a 50 year old family owned business), through a time of significant change and re-engineering from 2002 to 2008.

In 2004 she was named NSW Telstra Business Woman of the Year, in 2005 PWC NSW Franchise Woman of the Year and in 2007, PWC Australian Franchise Woman of the Year.

Karen regularly speaks on a number of topics that she is passionate about – Leadership… from the ‘inside out’; De-mystifying Strategic Planning; Marketing for Success in Small Business; Franchising; the “Business” (as opposed to the “glamour” & “gut”) of the beauty, skincare and fashion businesses; and Managing Change.