Melinda Fletcher grew up in Sydney, on the outer edges of the suburbs. Her parents built two homes while her and her sisters were growing up, and as far back as she can remember she was making something or playing in the local bush reserve. Melinda’s affinity with the concept of home, and what it means to each of us, lead her to study architecture. She now spends her days creating homes for other people from her office in Sydney’s Inner West, which she loves because it has such a diverse history of crafts and trades and a strong sense of community. Here, Melinda talks freelance life, being a “recovering perfectionist” and why she’s taking back control of her commute with a little help from Future Women.
I joined Future Women to broaden the group of professional women I was reading about, listening to and speaking with. It was a conscious choice after realising a lot of the information I was consuming wasn’t produced by women. Future Women has been incredibly inspiring – it’s expanded my understanding of what challenges are faced by women in business, especially those ahead of where I currently am. It’s really nice to get weekly emails, I read the long reads on my commute.
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