Sally Browne

Fashion Designer, Philanthropist & Keynote Speaker

Sally Browne's inspiring achievements cover an impressively broad spectrum. She has taken to the stage as a washboard player with a jazz band, built a multi-million dollar fashion empire from virtually nothing, worked with scientists in Finland to develop the first heart rate stress monitor, established the charitable Foundation, Motherless Daughters Australia and summited Mt Kilimanjaro.

Sally believes in living life to its full potential - her tag is ‘take care, take risks, have fun!', and it's this message that she emphasises in her keynote presentations, which are filled with earthy humour, personal experiences, pertinent anecdotes and different perspectives.

Sally's amazing experiences in life, business and adventure inspire her brilliant presentations. She confronts fear of failure, self-doubt and limiting self-talk to inspire us to jump into a bigger, brighter, better, more positive and productive life. An energetic, enthusiastic and entertaining speaker, Sally's audiences have included women in business, business leaders, educators, community, retail, local business people and corporate conference attendees.

More about Sally Browne:

Sally Browne's teenage years were spent playing the washboard with the Red Onion Jazz Band. In her late teens, she learnt to sew in a clothing factory, and from these humble beginnings, she became a Fashion Designer. In the early 70's Sally started her own label, which she turned into multi-million dollar business which won a myriad of awards for excellence in fashion design and for outstanding business leadership.

In the late 8o's, concurrent with raising four children and running her fashion business, Sally worked with scientists in Finland to develop the first heart rate monitor to measure and identify stress.?Eager for more challenges and adventures she moved from high fashion to high altitude adventures in the Everest region and went on to summit Mt Kilimanjaro. However, Sally's interest in fashion and innovation prevailed, driving her to research the applications of 3D Printing to the fashion industry.

Sally is a proud Australia Day Ambassador and serves on a number of committees and boards. She is also committed to mentoring young business people.

Sally Browne is also involved with philanthropic activities through her Charitable Foundation. Over a decade ago she started a group for young women who had lost their mothers, sweetly known as ‘Girls without Mummies'. This has evolved into Motherless Daughters Australia, which has a strong following on social media.

Sally Browne speaks about living and working to your full potential in an era of challenge and change.

Client testimonials

Superb speaker who engaged the audience in the hard to fill spot straight after lunch. A lovely lady who was very easy to work with

Office of Training and Further Education

Sally was absolutely fantastic, I got so much out of her talk and she made have a whole new outlook on life.

Australian Tax Office

By far the best speaker. Her presentation was entertaining, informative, thought-provoking, inspiring and humorous. Her ideas on stress management are indeed worth a try.

Dept of Environment and Heritage

This is the second year we have asked Sally to present to our centres around Australia – excellent again.


Sally's presentation was very warm, funny and inspiring. It was wonderful listening to her message about embracing change, enjoying challenges and reminding us that we can achieve just about anything with the right attitude! We all came away bubbling with enthusiasm.

Brag Group

Excellent. Sally was a very entertaining, enthusiastic, and informative speaker. Her capacity to hold a captive audience was excellent.

Ararat Regional Business Association

Sally Browne was fantastic - inspirational, entertaining and motivating, and our delegates loved her. She was also an absolute pleasure to deal with.

City of Whittlesea