Your story, our inspiration

We are a proudly independent media publisher dedicated to sharing stories and amplifying voices of female change makers and women in business in regional and rural Australia.

OAK is an award winning community ecosystem of print, digital, audio and events. We have demonstrated outstanding quality, innovation and impact through our print magazine, podcasts and audio version of OAK Magazine.

Founder Kimberley Furness has cultivated a community of rural and regional women in business. In 2022, she was nationally recognised with an AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award.

OAK is where you will find in-depth chats and courageous conversations with women in business from regional and rural Australia.

With our compelling storytelling approach and dedicated team of writers, we have created a unique platform that celebrates the resilience, talent, and accomplishments of women in these communities.

Read our print magazine, listen to our stories on A Friend of Mine podcast or invite our mobile podcast studio to your next event.

She Makes News

She Makes News launching Friday 8 March, is a weekly podcast that brings you a wrap-up of news and events, highlighting the incredible women shaping lives, careers and driving change in regional and rural Australia. This is news you want to hear!

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  • Issue 13 - The specialist viewpoint

    Issue 13 - The specialist viewpoint

    Dr Geoff Buckett is a psychiatrist specialising in eating disorders at the Ramsay Clinic in Sydney. The former GP believes more needs to be done regionally to diagnose anorexia nervosa...

    Issue 13 - The specialist viewpoint

    Dr Geoff Buckett is a psychiatrist specialising in eating disorders at the Ramsay Clinic in Sydney. The former GP believes more needs to be done regionally to diagnose anorexia nervosa...

  • Rethinking leadership

    Rethinking leadership

    When you hear the word leader, who do you imagine? A CEO or entrepreneur? Big business or a sole trader? Can you be a leader if you operate a small...

    Rethinking leadership

    When you hear the word leader, who do you imagine? A CEO or entrepreneur? Big business or a sole trader? Can you be a leader if you operate a small...

  • Victoria's inspiring Rural Women's Award finalists

    Four trail-blazing Victorian women are in the running for the 2024 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award. This year's finalists are Sarah Holmes, EnviroEDU; Grace Larson, The Sisterhood Project; Reeanjou Ram, ITrazo TraceTech; and The...

    Victoria's inspiring Rural Women's Award finalists

    Four trail-blazing Victorian women are in the running for the 2024 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award. This year's finalists are Sarah Holmes, EnviroEDU; Grace Larson, The Sisterhood Project; Reeanjou Ram, ITrazo TraceTech; and The...

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  • Regenerative Psychology

    Regenerative Psychology

    Regenerative Psychology is on a mission to empower individuals to cultivate a fulfilling life through responsive, compassionate, and individually tailored evidence-based psychological services.

    Regenerative Psychology

    Regenerative Psychology is on a mission to empower individuals to cultivate a fulfilling life through responsive, compassionate, and individually tailored evidence-based psychological services.

  • Sare Store

    Sare Store

    The faces behind the Sare Store in Birchip, is sisters Samantha and Renae who love all things fashion, jewellery, shoes and accessories. 

    Sare Store

    The faces behind the Sare Store in Birchip, is sisters Samantha and Renae who love all things fashion, jewellery, shoes and accessories. 

  • GuardnGrow

    Karen Mott is the founder of GuardnGrow in Murrawee, VIC. GuardnGrow are all about promoting healthy growth. We love our garden, it is our special place to relax and unwind,...

    GuardnGrow

    Karen Mott is the founder of GuardnGrow in Murrawee, VIC. GuardnGrow are all about promoting healthy growth. We love our garden, it is our special place to relax and unwind,...

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OAK Podcast

A Friend of Mine podcast is a series of conversations with some incredible and inspiring women in business from regional and rural Australia. Ranked #8 on the Apple Podcast Charts ~ Entrepreneurship (2022).

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Kind words from Samantha Wills

I got my issue of OAK Magazine, and I have read every interview. If you have a small business, I cannot recommend this mag enough. You have probably heard my story a zillion times but it’s THE OTHER stories in there that I am seriously obsessed with. It’s an inspiration-fest.
Grab a copy, have a read.

- SWx

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