Inspirational Women Series: Susie Smither
Susie Smither is a woman with a lot of feathers in her cap.
The Ace Award and 5-time Mo Award winner with cabaret act Triple Treat, President of ALVA Women in Entertainment and Co-Founder of Triple Treat Promotions has spent her life peppered throughout the many segments of the entertainment industry.
A master in the art of diversification, she and her partners in Triple Treat saw the shift in the performance & entertainment industry and their lives as an opportunity to segue their offering to include event management, styling, MC work and many, many forms of marketing activations taking the company from strength to strength when many others may have just thrown in the towel.
Susie has spent over a decade project managing events for David Jones including their illustrious suburban fashion and runway events, children’s talent quests, celebrity chef culinary demonstrations, store openings and much, much more.
This powerhouse is the type of woman who takes a task and runs with it, stopping only when the crowd is cheering at the finish line. No challenge is too great and she puts that dedication to good use in her role as President of ALVA Women in Entertainment since 2005.
A registered charity with so much heart, ALVA has supported members of the entertainment industry and wider community since 1979 both financially and emotionally. Through fundraising events and activities, Susie and her team of ALVA “ladies” work tirelessly in their endeavours to raise some serious funds and be of assistance to their fellow industry colleagues. They are also strong supporters of other charities including The Garvan Institute, the Joanne Mackey Foundation, Alzheimer’s Aging Research and the Actors Benevolent Fund.
The benevolent assistance that has been provided to date by ALVA Women in Entertainment is sitting at nearly one million dollars!
Now if that isn't inspiring, we don't know what is! Susie shares an insight into her journey in the interview below.
Words: Natalie Kessell