2020, what a nutcracker this year was! We feel like we need to debrief and pat ourselves on the back for the ridiculous things we’ve done this year. So, we’ve got a bit of a special episode lined up where we publicly congratulate ourselves on all our hard work. We’ve earned it!

In this episode, Rebeka and Kribashini flashback to some of the things they’ve achieved this year and when they start listing them all out, it really is a lot. 2020 was no normal year, and yet they still managed to write a book, pump out so many resources, pivot *shudders* to online courses, build a house and have a baby (well, that one was all Rebeka).

As they recap the year, Rebeka and Kribashini share some of the things they’re really proud of and how they’ve loved seeing the support and encouragement within the BuildHer community. They talk about pivoting *powerful shudder* during Covid and how taking the Masterclass online this year was one of the best decisions they’ve ever made. They also talk about the super fun, yet challenging, process of writing a book and how excited (and nervous) they are for it to launch.

What do you want your 2021 to look like? It all starts with the decisions you make today and Rebeka and Kribashini talk about just giving things a go because that’s how they got to where they are today. They also talk about the huge pressure we place on ourselves to achieve at such a great pace but it’s important to celebrate the wins. Building is hard work and Rebeka and Kribashini share some of the great BuildHer moments from the women in the BuildHer community.

So, if you want to start renovating or developing for profit, maybe 2021 is your year to shine. Whatever it is you want to do, take a moment to congratulate yourself for the things you’ve achieved this year. Celebrate those wins and then dive in and give something a go!

Merry Christmas everyone.  See you in the new year!

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  • [1:20]: How we often forget to celebrate the wins. You’ve got to start somewhere and just give things a go.
  • [2:30]: Ask yourself “why haven’t I started?”
  • [3:30]: The amazing things we’ve done this year: We wrote a book, Rebeka built a house and had a baby
  • [4:30]: How challenging and fun it was to write a book and how writing the captions for photos was the hardest part
  • [5:30]: We did 4 courses this year! That was a lot.
  • [6:05]: How taking the Masterclass online this year was one of the best decisions they’ve ever made
  • [6:47]: We interviewed 12 other developers this year which means we can share and learn together
  • [7:30]: Some of the resources we’ve released this year:
    • 133 Things to Think About Before You Build or Renovate
    • Bathroom Minimag
    • Bayview Magazine
  • [8:30]: How they planned to hold events and workshops and how Covid changed things
  • [10:08]: The BuildHer8 and how it’s one of the most exciting initiatives for this year
  • [10:45]: How our Facebook group, “Women who Design, Decorate, Renovate & Build” has grown exponentially and it’s been amazing to be part of it.
  • [11:30]: This year has been tricky but people have been working so hard to keep pushing forward. The BuildHer community has been so supportive and encouraging as the women have achieved so much.
  • [13:50]: How we place huge pressure on ourselves to achieve at such a great pace but we don’t often give ourselves the credit we deserve.
  • [14:25]: What a “BuildHer moment” is and Rebeka and Kribashini share some of the wins from women in the BuildHer community
  • [19:30]: Building is hard and when you overcome the challenges, you’re doing amazing
  • [20:10]: How we’re kicking off 2021 with a weekend intensive DevelopHers Masterclass in Brisbane and it’s going to be super fun.
  • [21:25]: The International Women’s Day and the “Build Like a BuildHer” events coming up
  • [22:20]: Our book is coming out and we’re really nervous about when it comes out


We have several Facebook Groups at BuildHer Collective.


BHC DevelopHers Circle and BuildHer Collective Members Only – these are closed groups for women who are doing our Build Like a BuildHer course or who have joined our DevelopHers Inner Circle.


Anyone is more than welcome to join our Women who Design, Decorate, Renovate & Build group. You will note that it’s a closed group but ask to join and if you’re into building and renovating, this is such an amazing and supportive FREE community, so come on and join in the building goodness!