If you've attended a Biz Gals event in the past, there's every chance you would have met Kylie Sultana. A regular member of our Biz Gals Squad and one of the original members of our community from 2010 when we first launched, it has been an absolute honour to watch her grow and thrive as a business owner, mother, wife and friend.
Having worked in the financial services industry for over 25 years with companies including ANZ, Merrill Lynch, HSBC and Deutsche Bank, Kylie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her current role as practice manager in the family business, Creo Wealth.
Working with her husband and business partner Anthony, Kylie has
become a queen at multi-tasking and ensuring that the business runs smoothly behind the scenes, but that their marriage and family life continues to thrive once they return home from the office.
Never one to say no to following her dreams, the dedicated fan of all things fashion also runs a side hustle as a personal stylist and writes for her own personal styling blog, The Style Vine.
Biz Gals: What is your greatest achievement?
Kylie: This is a really tough question. At times I don’t really feel like I’ve achieved anything but then I look back at all the things I have done through my life and where I have come from and realise that I’ve achieved a hell of a lot! I’m really proud of the fact that, as an unwanted child by both my birth mother and father and raised by my aunt in government housing, I managed to stay on the right side of the tracks when many around weren’t so wise with their choices. The fact that I now run a successful financial planning practice with my hubby is something that I am now extremely proud of. It took me a long time to accept my past but when you surround yourself with people that love you for who you are, you can achieve anything.
Biz Gals: What is the greatest lesson you have learnt?
Kylie: Not everyone has your best interests at heart, I learnt to trust my gut the hard way when it comes to making big decisions. If it doesn’t feel right or you have doubts about the people you are dealing with, then best leave it alone!
Biz Gals: What is the best bit of advice you have been given?
Kylie: The best piece of advice is from Dr Suess. It’s exhausting trying to be someone else, so I live by this quote.
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind”
Biz Gals: What or who inspires you?
Kylie: What inspires me is those who are having a crack at it. You don’t get anywhere by being a spectator. Equally, I’m inspired by those who are happy living a humble life and not having much. It’s interesting to see what the next person's idea of wealth is and what it means to them.
Biz Gals: What is your biggest hope for women in the future?
Kylie: My biggest hope for women is for them to stop comparing themselves to other women. We are running our own race and we should just be happy for each other. Another hope is that they start thinking about their finances! Yes, there may be a pay gap and they may take maternity leave, but it’s not about how much you have, it’s about what you do it that counts!