Meet Women Thrive Summit Speaker 


Mary Gouganovski

Director, Entrepreneur & Book Loving Coffee Addict

Talk Title: How To Find Your Strength In Moments of Despair

Mary Gouganovski is the founder & director of Mary Grace, an award-winning Australian beauty and lifestyle brand specialising in natural, sustainable, ethical, and cruelty-free formulations for the face, body, and home. Starting out in the family’s beloved small-town candle boutique over twenty years ago, Mary developed a work ethic at a very young age and found passion in the day-to-day challenges and triumphs of entrepreneurship. She holds a Bachelor in Business and Commerce with a Major in Marketing, a Certificate 4 in Small Business Management and a Diploma in Copywriting. Currently residing in the southern highlands of NSW, Mary is a self-taught entrepreneur, published author, community advocate, and budding motivational voice. In her spare time, she enjoys books and movies, often found curled up on the couch in her pjs on her down time! Is in the process of writing a novel, and functions on coffee and adrenaline. She loves Autumn and Winter, daylight savings and lazy Sunday mornings.

Mary Gouganovski Talk: How To Find Your Strength In Moments of Despair

Have you ever felt lost or hopeless… Like the light at the end of the tunnel is so faint, it couldn’t possibly be your salvation? You know it has to get better than this, if only you could find your way out… 

Or perhaps you’re trying to succeed in business, yet unsure where to begin, or how to pull through the rough patches.

Mary does…and she understands. 

She knows how it feels to stand in the remnants of a business she and her family had spent fifteen years building. Washed away by torrential floods, until there was nothing but a pile of debris at her feet. 

She knows how it feels to have life throw so many hits her way, to suffer so many losses that she couldn’t possibly find a way to rebuild.

Mary’s here to tell you, there is a way. 

She will show you the key lessons that pulled her through her darkest hours, and teach you that your salvation is right there, looking back at you in the mirror. 

This is your moment, your time to shine. She’ll show you how to find the courage and hope to reclaim your life and build a world you’ve always dreamed of, one step at a time.

Mary Gouganovski