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We exist to

support and empower women from diverse backgrounds

Our Story

Reach Her Inc is a not-for-profit organisation based in Perth, WA that makes employment training possible for all women. 

Our purpose is to unlock women’s potential and overcome the barriers stopping her, so she can create her own employment, gain an entry into employment, become financially resilient, stand tall and influence her family & community.

We provide a genuine alternative for women who are excluded from mainstream employment, underemployed or are in low paid, insecure jobs. 

By addressing the systemic and structural barriers women commonly face, we make self-employment and finding employment a viable option.

Maryann’s story

My family were immigrants and we migrated from Taiwan when I was 10, having witnessed personally my parents who struggled culturally with language barrier and not able to find mainstream employment. As a result, my father returned back to Taiwan to start up his own business and my mother was a full time housewife looking after three of us girls. When my father was diagnosed with cancer and later passed away, my mother was left with the burden of looking after three children by herself with no job experience, support or income source. If training and mentorship was offered to her to upskill her, she would have been able to find employment. We wouldn’t have to personally go through the financial hardship that no children should ever had to experience.  Women can encounter a lack of opportunities, discrimination, isolation, mental health issues, and domestic violence amongst other challenges and hardships. 

This has a significant impact on me growing up and therefore it is my mission to make a change and impact within our community. 

Consequently, I have a strong desire and passion to educate and empower women by offering them business education, training and mentorship so that they have the opportunity to gain an entry into employment.

The name Reach Her was designed to reach out to all women and help address systemic issues through collaboration. I strongly believe we can work together and make a great and sustainable impact within our community.  

Our Team

Maryann Tsai
Founder & CEO

Maryann Tsai is the founder/CEO of Reach Her Inc, an author of #1 bestseller, a TEDx speaker, 2022 Multicultural Business Excellence & 2023 Not for Profit Excellence Winner for the Ausmumpreneur Awards . Maryann is a visionary leader propelled by an unwavering passion for uplifting marginalised women and transforming their lives. She is a true transformation architect who thrives on building ventures from the ground up with heart! 

Richa Joshi
Board Chair

Richa graduated with a Bachelor of Science Major in Marketing from Concord University in USA and a Bachelor of Commerce in Accountancy from University of Calcutta, India. She has over 10 years of corporate training experience, she was part of the boom of outsourcing that was creating many new roles in India.

Working under her own consultancy, based out of Bombay, India – she has worked with the Banking sector, as well as Tele Communications, the Human Resource sector, the not-for-profit sector and the Food & Beverage sector. She founded Dual Nation in 2018, and have been able to give people a voice, by being an ally championing equity, equality, inclusion and diversity via simple designs on myriad merchandise.

She is a life coach, a mentor, a social enterprise business owner and a podcast host. She has volunteered with Mentor with Boosting Female Founders, She Mentors, Reach Her, president of Gladstone Multicultural Association, Women Connecting Women, GCSS P&C, Saiki Sister Committee and Start Up Gladstone.

Nina Visic
Secretary

Nina graduated with a bachelor of business (Tourism and hospitality), a certified Mindful Parenting Coach and Head and Heart Mindfulness Instructor. She has volunteered in the South Perth Toy library and P&C Secretary for Collier Primary School. She is a mum to three little boys and is also a founder of Mindful Parenting Lifestyle. She is passionate about helping parents to learn the skills of mindful parenting to their children.

Jason Jestin
Treasurer

Jason is a purpose-led entrepreneur, coach and consultant, with a passion for innovation, social enterprise startups, and transformational life coaching, who empowers individuals to explore and discover their own values, purpose, vision and giving them the clarity, conviction and courage to create a life of meaning and purpose, in their careers, entrepreneurial endeavors, or social enterprises. He is a Chartered Accountant with Big 4 experience who spent 14 years in London working eventually leaving his Finance Director role, for an international advertising agency, in order to pivot and create a more meaningful impact.

He lives in the socially inclusive City of Perth, Western Australia, with his 2 young children and wife, where he continues to passionately pursue his purpose-led projects, helping transformation hungry servant leaders, create and lead, legacy leaving lives of meaning and purpose.

Sarah Wells
Board Member

Sarah graduated with a Masters of Management, financial management from Macquarie Graduate School of Management and completed CDC, Board governance from Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is well known for working with individuals and business owners in really understanding what they want to achieve and designing the roadmaps needed to succeed. She is often called on, to share her views with industry groups and media. Her areas of special interest are the mortgage and finance broking sector, the impact of regulation, strategy, and retail finance. Her passion and drive for education and mentoring along with her work on boards comes from a belief that creating a legacy of educated, empowered and enlightened young women not only changes their lives but the lives of everyone that they encounter.

Dragana Flynnx
Board Member

Born in Port Hedland and raised in Perth, Dragana is an only child of migrant parents from a non- English speaking background who moved to Western Australia in search of a better life. She holds tertiary qualifications in Politics and Government; Indigenous and Intercultural Studies and a CELTA. She has spent many years engaged in volunteer work, including with the Australian Migrant Education Program and the Red Cross Job Cafe initiative. Dragana is now pleased to share her skills and expertise as a member of the Reach Her Board. 

Marika Gare
Board Member

Marika is the multi-award-winning owner and founder of Perth Virtual Services, providing small and medium businesses with Business Operational Management solutions, support, event facilitation and coaching. With years of experience working with small businesses, Marika has a passion for helping other women and mums in business, empowering them to reach their full potential through innovative and strategic solutions and developing intuitive techniques to reignite their passion and motivation. Her goal is to help others succeed at what they do, enjoy the journey and feel supported.

Marika also provides life coaching through her Women’s Circles and is an internationally published author of multiple books where she shares her personal stories and challenges to encourage, inspire and empower others.

Praveen Vaswani
Board Member

Praveen is the brand and marketing manager of Platinum 99. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts – BA, Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia from Swinburne University of Technology. She moved to Perth in 2018 and began her journey at Platinum 99. As a brand strategist, she is passionate about helping business organizations to bring their brand to life.

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0414 312 079 | Monday – Friday

Email

info@reach-her.com

Offices

Como, Perth WA 6152

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We are privileged to have been founded on Whadjuk Noongar Land. We pay our respects to the traditional owners of this land and express our sincere gratitude for their ongoing guidance as we work in their community.

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