The new book by Mia Freedman

This book is for every woman who’s been told success is as simple as Lean In, Say Yes, Live Your Best Life, Reach For the Stars, Beat Your Fear, Follow Your Dream….and then feel #somuchgratitude.

It’s for guilty friends, bad mums, crap wives, imperfect feminists, rebellious daughters and any girl with a big mouth and at least one foot in it. It’s for any woman who’s ever asked “AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO ISN’T COPING?”

I’ve written this book to be helpful to other women. It’s the reassuring, useful, funny and heartfelt book I wish I could have read in my 20s, 30s and 40s to make me feel less alone, less inadequate, less overwhelmed.


Mia Freedman is the co-founder and creative director of the Mamamia Women’s Network (MWN), Australia’s largest digital women’s media company. MWN began as a personal blog in Mia’s lounge room in 2007 and now reaches 4 million women per month with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and New York.

In addition to websites Mamamia and Spring.St, MWN also has the world’s largest women’s podcast network, with eight shows reaching millions of women.

Mia is also the author of three books and is formerly a magazine editor and newspaper columnist.

Mia was named one of Australia’s 100 Most Influential Women by the Financial Review and is a former chair of the federal government’s Body Image Advisory Board. She remains a passionate campaigner for more diversity in the way the media portrays women.

She has three children, two dogs and runs MWN with her husband who is the CEO.

The wheels of her bus fall off regularly.


Every week, Mia sends out an email about whatever’s on her mind.
She also shares links to what she’s been reading, watching, wearing and listening to.


Mia Freedman is an acclaimed public speaker and MC who regularly works with some of Australia’s biggest companies giving inspirational keynotes as well as hosting events and conferences.

Mia has a variety of popular keynotes she delivers on subjects including the story of her media career, how she balances work and family and what it takes to build a successful business.

She can also tailor her presentation for a particular audience or theme.

Mia works regularly in Sydney and Melbourne and is available to travel further for speaking engagements on a limited basis.



With the Mamamia Women’s network dominating the podcast space, Mia hosts her own interview podcast called No Filter ‘where there’s no such thing as too much information’.


Mia is also a co-host of the podcast iTunes named Best Of 2015, Mamamia Out Loud.

With fellow hosts Monique Bowley and Jessie Stephens, the three women discuss everything from politics to pelvic floors in a frank, funny conversation that is consistently described by listeners as “like listening to your friends having a chat”.


How do you navigate the world of Trump? Distract yourself with good, irreverent pop culture and an intimate dose of female friendship. Join former Executive Editor of The New Yorker Amelia Lester in Washington and co-founder of the Mamamia Women’s Network, Mia Freedman in Sydney, as they discuss all things Trump, pop-culture and long distance friendships.


Mia Freedman is the author of four books.


Unfortunately, due to work and family commitments, Mia is not able to participate in any research projects or school/uni assignments.


Mia Freedman | Co-founder, creative director, Mamamia Women's Network