Melissa BrowneAccountant, Financial Advisor & Entrepreneur Read Bio
Melissa BrowneAccountant, Financial Advisor & Entrepreneur
Melissa Browne is a serial entrepreneur, accountant, financial advisor, author… and shoe addict.
She is the founder of several businesses including The Money Barre (a financial planning business for Gen X and Gen Y), A&TA (Accounting and Taxation Advantage, an award winning accounting and advisory firm) and Thinkers.inq, (a long day preschool that is all about play with purpose.).
As the author of the hugely popular books Fabulous but Broke and More Money for Shoes, Melissa is often described as “not your normal accountant”, and she happily accepts that portrayal. Her latest book, Unf*ck your Finances is more of her down-to-earth, common-sense approach to demystify the world of business and finances.
Melissa is a regular media commentator on business, leadership and finances with her own fortnightly column in the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, as well as being featured across a wide range of other television, radio, and print media – from CEO Magazine to Cosmopolitan and from Sky Business to Triple J.
In 2013 Melissa was featured as one of Australia’s most inspiring women in Madison Magazine and in 2016, she was listed as one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence.
Her message is for people to design the life they want rather than being unconscious consumers and to become the author of their own financial story. That’s because there are no unicorns, fairy godmothers, prince charmings or magical shoes coming to save you. Which is why we need to financially adult and save ourselves.
Melissa’s personal mission is to help women find their voice and become both business and financially savvy. Or to put it simply, she delights in creating transformational change. Moving people from where they are to somewhere that’s even better than what they imagined. She is driven by her own story and her own experience of resilience to help others understand that it doesn’t matter where you’re from or what you’ve been through – you can not only develop financial resilience but also financial wellness.
In the Money for Life workshop, Melissa will explain the awesome power of compound interest, detailing the timeless principles of personal finance and wealth creation you can use to write your own financial fairytale.
Melissa is an accountant and Licensed Financial Advisor.