Hi and thank you so much for taking the time to read The Chronicles of Carly. I started The Chronicles of Carly in late 2017 with the intention of sharing my experiences with the other go-getters out there. But before you binge-read my blogs, it is only fair that I tell you a little bit about myself first.
So hi, as you probably guessed, my name is Carly. I am a 20-something gal living in Brisbane, Australia. I have four-eyes, a caffeine addiction, and a severely grumpy cat. I also have two day jobs (because apparently, one wasn't enough) and my own business, Tell Her, which is a book gifting service for go-getting women.
From a young age, I realised I freaking loved all things business. I geek out over admin, operations and figuring out what makes businesses flow as their own independent eco-systems. I am also deeply passionate about helping businessses (and people) reach their goals; whether that be through improving their operations, deploying a kicka** digital marketing & communications strategy or ensuring they have the BEST humans in their business.
It should be no surprise then, as the owner of two X chromosomes and a lover of business, that I am a stark advocate for gender equality in business. And what is the best way to achieving that? Through educating, empowering and connecting women! Which is why I was so so so VERY excited to tick off my bucket list item of working for a diversity organisation by joining the Women in Digital team in 2019.
Before my current roles, I completed my Bachelor in Media Communications majoring in Entrepreneurship while managing a cafe (which is where I developed my caffeine-addiction 😉). Once I graduated, I joined a Brisbane-based marketing agency where I worked my way up from Admin Assistant to General Manager (and discovered my love of Asana boards).
In the rare moment’s I am not typing away on my laptop, you will find me hanging out with my aging cat, binge-ing on Scrubs (or Seinfeld, or Brooklyn 99), building my side-hustle, Tell Her, or having a cheeky beer on the river.
Here are 5 quick facts about me (hopefully you share 5 facts about you back at me!):
- Young Carly was too young to be employed so I had my mother sign a declaration for the government to allow me to start work before the set age limit.
- I have a Bachelor of Media Communications majoring in entrepreneurship.
- Mid-way through my degree I found that my passion was business management and human resource management.
- I bought my first property during my final semester of uni (and yes I had to skip the avo on toast - actually, that's a lie, I had a food blog for a while there #Millennial)
- My business (and life) crush is the incredible Emma Isaacs!
I am a very lucky person in that I love my job (even when it has been a sh*t week). To me, as much as work-life balance sounds appealing, I am more drawn to a work-life integration setup. This could be because of my inability to turn my brain off and my incessant need to keep learning and striving for more. If you want to know who inspires me as the Queens of Work-Life Integration and general kick-assery then look no further than Emma Isaacs.
“It’s the risks, the fear, the unexpected, the fun – that ultimately define who we are and the impact we make.” - Emma Isaacs
Anyway, that's enough from me.
Want to get in touch? I would love to hear from you! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.