Patrons & ambassadors

Read about our patrons, ambassadors and little sister ambassadors who have successfully completed the Sister2Sister program.

Jacinta Tynan

Patron

Jacinta Tynan is a News Presenter with Sky News Australia and worked previously as a Reporter/Presenter with ABC TV. Her first book, ‘Good Man Hunting’, a memoir about looking for love in your thirties, received critical acclaim and spurned a popular weekly column for the Sunday Telegraph about contemporary life and love. Her second book, ‘Some Girls Do. My Life as a Teenager’ is an anthology of female Australian authors writing the true story of their adolescence. All royalties were donated to SISTER2sister. Jacinta was a Big Sister in 2006 and is now the Program’s Patron.

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Natalie Bassingthwaighte

Ambassador

Nat Bassingthwaighte is one of Australia’s most versatile entertainers, achieving success as an actress, musician, presenter and author.

As an actress, Nat is best known for her role as the dynamite Izzy Hoyland in Network Ten’s iconic series Neighbours. She also appeared in Neighbours’ 30th Anniversary special.

In 2016, Nat starred opposite Matthew Le Nevez in TEN’s mini-series Brock. Her other acting work includes the third instalment of the hit series Underbelly: The Golden Mile and The Lost World.

Nat is also known on television for her judging and presenting. She co-hosted the 2010 ARIA Awards and won a TV Week Logie Award for her role as host on TEN’s So You Think You Can Dance. She was also a judge and mentor on The X Factor Australia and most recently led Beau Monga to victory on The X Factor New Zealand.

Nat began her stage career on Australian productions of GreaseRentFootloose and Chicago. She returned to stage for the hugely successful season of Love, Loss and What I Wore with Magda Szubanski.

Nat has received TV Week Logie nominations for Most Popular Actress and Most Popular Presenter, as well as two Gold Logie nominations.

Not only has she enjoyed a successful music and acting career, Natalie and her sister Nicky Moore co wrote a book called ‘Sistahood-a journal of self discovery’ in 2008, donating a percentage of their royalties to the SISTER2sister program.

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Nicky Moore

Ambassador

Nicky Moore began her career as a beauty therapist when she was just 16 years of age. After many years in the industry she continued to study natural therapies, counselling, and other personal interest subjects, before ending up teaching at a private skin care and aesthetics collage in Wollongong.

During this time, the birth of her two children Mikaleigh (6) and Tristan (4), reignited Nicky’s childhood passion for writing, and in 2008 Nicky published ‘Sistahood- A journal of Self discovery’ for young girls. The book, which was co-authored by Nicky and her Big Sister Natalie Bassingthwaighte, was published by ABC books and aims to help young girls set goals for their lives and overcome the obstacles they’ll face along the way. It also helps young girls to find happiness in themselves and to respect the differences in those around them.

Having returned to university in 2005, Nicky’s studies into Asian Pacific development and politics, took her to Malaysia for six months in 2008, where she studied and travelled through out South East Asia, gaining great insights into the conditions and challenges faced by young girls from very different cultures. Upon returning to Australia, Nicky has just completed the first book of a new fiction series aimed at exploring these issues in an entertaining and youth oriented way. Nicky hopes that through increased understanding of different cultures and experiences, young girls will be better able to appreciate that happiness can be found in any situation if they only believe they can find it.

As a busy mother, writer, full time student, and ambassador for the SISTER2sister foundation, Nicky is proud to support the work of all the incredible women who are helping these at risk teenage girls discover their own happiness. Nicky is also pleased to support NIVEA, and thanks them for their support of SISTER2sister, and their fantastic skin care products.

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Kathryn Eisman

Ambassador

From U.S. Presidents to Hollywood Royalty to Pop Culture Icons such as George Clooney, and Cameron Diaz— Kathryn has interviewed the biggest names of our time. She has appeared on nearly every major network including: NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, ABC News, FOX News’ O’Reilly Factor, MSNBC, Extra, VH1 and MTV in the US and The TODAY Show, Morning Show, 9am with David and Kim and A Current Affair within Australia.

As the author of two internationally bestselling books, ‘How To Tell a Man by His Shoes’ and ‘How To Tell a Woman by Her Handbag’. Published in 15 countries and ten languages, Kathryn has toured the world sharing her insights about modern love and life with thousands of women. She has written for some of the nation’s most highly regarded publications.

 

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Sarah Wilson

Ambassador

Sarah Wilson is a NYT best-selling author, blogger and wellness coach whose journalism career has spanned 20 years, across television, radio, magazines, newspapers and online. She’s the former editor of Cosmopolitan magazine and was the host of the first series of MasterChef Australia, the highest rating show in Australian TV history. Sarah has also authored the best-selling series of ebooks from IQuitSugar.com. Her 8-Week Program has seen more than 400,000 people quit sugar. Sarah was a Big Sister in 2006.

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Kerri Pottharst

Ambassador

Kerri Pottharst is without question, one of Australia’s most popular female sporting personalities. Renowned for being the best Indoor and Beach Volleyball player Australia has ever produced, Kerri Pottharst’s knows what it takes “to be the best.” In fact, her motto is “How can I make it better?” Kerri has drawn on her mental toughness to overcome fear, doubt, pain and the ongoing pressure of great expectations the most of which she places on herself. Her incredible sporting career included 3 Olympic Games, a Gold and Bronze Olympic medal, inclusion into the International Volleyball Hall of Fame, being nominated Team of the Decade and 25 podium finishes over 8 years on the World Beach Volleyball Tour.

She is an inspiration to her peers in sport and to others in their business, school and personal lives. Kerri’s vision is to continue to inspire and motivate through her warm and personal Keynote Presentations, Workshops and her fun, team-building Corporate Days on the beach.

Her book – ‘The Business of Being an Athlete, How to Build a Winning Career in Sport’. To date, she has sold almost 5000 copies around the world. She is now delivering workshops, based on the book, to athletes around the country.

Her media career has included TV sports commentating in Beijing 2008 and London 2012 for channels 7 and 9 as well as regular appearances on shows like Sunrise, Wide World of Sports, Mornings, etc and numerous radio programs.

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Melinda Hutchings

Ambassador

Melinda Hutchings is a marketing expert and a writer, speaker and mentor who is dedicated to helping young people overcome adversity. Having overcome her own challenging teen issues, Melinda is passionate about empowering young people to trust the voice that speaks from their heart to create a happy and fulfilling future.

She has written three books about eating disorders, including ‘Why Can’t I Look the Way I Want? Overcoming Eating Issues’, which have helped thousands of people understand the dynamics of eating disorders from early warning signs through to the recovery process. Her fourth book ‘It Will Get Better; Finding Your Way Through Teen Issues’ aims to help teenagers find their way through the maze of emotions and challenges facing them today as well as providing a deeper level of awareness for parents and carers.

Having devoted several years to interviewing teens and young adults who have suffered through hardship, Melinda is attuned with the struggles young people face and believes that by increasing their knowledge and awareness, they will better be able to develop strategies to face and overcome challenging issues and recognise their enormous potential.

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Bianca Dye

Ambassador

Bianca Dye is best known for her role as a morning presenter on Nova 96.9 FM. While presenting on Nova, she became the only female radio presenter to win Best Radio Personality in a capital city market two years in a row, in 2005 and 2006, and was nominated again in 2007. Bianca then left Nova to travel overseas and develop her breakfast radio career and pursue her dreams of hosting her own TV show.

Bianca’s transition to television began with her appointment as anchor for Access All Areas on Foxtel’s Arena channel. She interviewed many big names, including Quentin Tarantino, Madonna, Heath Ledger, Daryl Hannah, Ricky Martin and Russell Crowe. In addition to hosting and interviewing, Bianca worked behind the scenes writing and producing for the show.

Bianca has been a regular feature writer for the travel section for OK! magazine. She has also written popular weekly columns in the Daily Telegraph’s SLM and NW. Her first book, ‘Playing Hard to Get’, was co-written with Dr Cindy Pan.

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Tracey Spicer

Ambassador

Tracey Spicer is one of the most versatile journalists and presenters in the country, with a portfolio spanning television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and online media. During her 25-year career, she has anchored news, current affairs and lifestyle programs in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. She is best known for presenting Channel 10’s national weekend and morning news services for 14 years.

Tracey has written, produced and presented documentaries for NGOs in Bangladesh, Kenya, Papua New Guinea, and India, and the National Breast Cancer Foundation in Australia.

Currently, Tracey works as an anchor for Sky News, weekly columnist for Fairfax Media and The Hoopla, radio broadcaster, and presentation trainer at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School.

Tracey is passionate about women’s rights, social justice, and equal opportunity.

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