We all want to be respected and we all deserve to live the life we want!
The past several years have seen women’s rights set back by the global economic crisis, the rise of religious fundamentalism, and a surge in political conservatism. Increasingly, women all over the world are abused, denied access to power, resources, information, and basic rights. The Diva Enterprise was created by the founder Melissa to improve the lives of women by advancing women’s rights, equality, and participation in decision making, particularly in areas where many have been left without a voice and without choices.
The purpose of the Diva Enterprise is to help enhance the education and the collaboration of the efforts of all the community based services. Our goal is to provide women’s assets (themselves) protection, from emotional and financial to physical awareness eliminating potential for abuse. We believe by empowering and assisting females to gain independence in all areas of their lives, we will give back choices and create benefits for future generations. Eliminating Abuse. The Diva enterprise creates connectivity for individuals in need of outreach services that are multicultural and language specific by helping to connect with the community support they need.
Our team of experts contributes individual skills, abilities, finances and humility into the Diva concept to establish a framework that will generate a revenue stream. This will enable us facilitate our programs and projects that will form part of a greater social enterprise.
Melissa’s entrepreneurial spirit and tireless enthusiasm for innovation and solutions are evidenced through her accomplishments and thorugh helping create a series of successful companies and commercial ventures. Some still in progress and it is easier to ask what she doesn’t do!
After 27 years of working in the construction sector, from steel fixing in the cement industry and project manager to successful mediator and business consultant, Melissa is always looking for innovative and problem-unraveling solutions. Her persistence led her to the world of financial advocacy and giving back voices to those that have been silenced by fear and situations of diversity.
In 2008 she embarked on her own journey with the inception of Classique Solutions a business that was set up to help business owners and individuals avoid the need to engage administrators and receivers. Having a ‘been there done that’ qualification allowed her to empathize with her clients and many individuals she has assisted. Melissa offers an inherent ability to quickly understand and ascertain the best possible outcome and future blueprint to avoid habitual practices. By teaching as she goes she has quickly found herself to become a warrior against the unjust actions of others! Having worked with and against large blue chip organizations she has brought help to individuals in need of support. Her network is vast which has ultimately steered her to establishing DIVA Enterprises!
Apart from her fascination with of waste (Flyash) and implementation of infrastructure in regional NSW, she has developed and tested a range of cementitious products that are produced with the byproduct of coal, the one everyone rejects!! Participating at The World of Coal Ash Conference 2015 gave her more determination for not only change within the construction industry but also “Equality”
“It’s bloody hard to make people listen to you if you don’t belong!”
Diva – Not a Prima Donna but a talented woman that commands respect for a talent that she has worked hard to perfect and continues to do so!
As compassionate as she is tenacious, Mel supports a number of local and international charities and performed aid work in remote villages in Vietnam in 2010 and continues to do so. Her dream is to leave a Legacy and build a sustainable social enterprise. Our goal is to eradicate abuse of any kind and educate the future generations to embrace life and respect each other. BIG! Right? But possible!
Her eyes and persona conceal chapter upon chapter of stories untold and experiences beyond comprehension, each teaching her survival and skills that cannot be taught in schools and ultimately freedom.
Melissa is the author of ‘The Heart of Hope’ and ‘If I can anyone could!’
A speaker (she can talk under water, so she is in her element!) about protecting your most important asset- you! LIFE! And
The F’words that leave us going nowhere!
Creating a For Profit – Profit for Purpose Enterprise by uniting Divas to create the first ever, holistic estate to provide solutions to a growing epidemic
“Sydney is the most iconic city in the world in my eyes and it is devastating that we have such a growing population of homeless women and children, escaping abuse, and so many that remain captive due to financial abuse. It needs to stop!”
Sacha Burchgart is the founder of Burcheart, and the driving force behind our desire to get exceptional results for our clients.
Sacha’s passion for her family life and for creating a bright and happy future for her daughter, Mischa, inspired her to do the same for others. Drawing on her extensive experience in Financial Planning, Superannuation, Self-Managed Superannuation strategies and Wealth Protection, Sacha provides clients with proactive financial advice, financial management and education, encouraging them to take an active role in creating their own financial future.
Sacha holds her Diploma of Financial Planning. She is a certified Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Adviser, a member of the Association of Financial Planners (AFA) and the Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Association (SMSFA). She currently sits on the Affinia Adviser Council and has won the Affinia Chairman’s award in 2015 and the Affinia Practice of Year in 2016.
Accomplished as a triple threat performer and choreographer, Karina has been involved in the casting for local commercials with Warner Bros. Village Theme Parks and live media crosses for the Today Show, Sunrise, Hit List TV, Getaway and shoots for the international dancewear range Global Dance. She has trained in the USA at the Broadway Dance Centre and Alvin Ailey School NY and appeared on NCIS Los Angeles. Karina lived in London, where she has performed with Kylie MinogueMadonna and Tom Jones. She was in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Harry Potter 4 and performed at the Apollo Palis Theatre, including industry events throughout London. She was the dance captain and company member of the dance company Body of People under the direction of Dollie Henry and Paul Jenkins, performing a season at Sadlers Wells Theatre, London.
Karina has choreographed and produced many large productions in Australia, at venues such as, The Sydney Opera House, Fox Studios, The Domain, The Entertainment Quarter, Sydney Olympic Park, Jupiter’s Casino, The Seymour Centre, Royal Pines, The Sheraton Mirage, Movie World’s White Christmas and The Brisbane and Gold Coast Convention and Arts Centre. She has taught professional classes at London’s Danceworks Studios and The London Dance Studio’s as well as studio’s throughout Australia.
In Australia Karina has performed with Kylie Minogue, Human Nature, Margret Urlich, Marina Prior, Casey Barnes, Silvie Paladadino, David Cameron, Jane Scarli and Elle McFeast. Her film and television credits include Skippy, Mission Impossible, Out of Crisis, Unfinished Sky, Hey Hey It’s Saturday, The Today Show, Sunrise, The Cartoon Show, Toasted TV, Kids Helpline, including national and international commercials. Karina played Ermengard in the musical “Hello Dolly” and was the assistant producer to many corporate events with QLD Rail, The Sheraton, and The Brisbane Convention Centre. Karina was assistant choreographer to Angels Productions, Lumiair and Opera In The Park with McCormic International Productions. She has coordinated the entertainment for Curefest Australia, derived from Washington DC, supporting awareness for Childhood Cancer and assisted in Charity Events held at Luna Park, Sydney for the Special Olympic Dancers as their Dance Ambassador and the Focus on Ability International Film Festival with winner of The Voice Anja Nissen. Karina was the studio director of Zoop Performing Arts Studio for which she received a nomination and was a finalist for the Young Australian of the Year. She performed at the indoor stadium in Singapore with the local TV net work, Kids Central and has toured Manilla, hosting “Dora The Explorer” with Nickelodeon. Karina continues to work as a guest teacher and choreographer, holding Master Classes and mentoring programmes at various studios throughout Australia and has taught for many fulltime studios over the years. She is a regular judge throughout Australia and New Zealand with many leading national and international Dance Competitions and is currently the director of Zoop Co. Entertainment, for which she producers, directs and choreographs for corporate and charity events, TV and film/fashion shoots. She is working in association with Diva Enterprises PtyLtd in developing educational courses to empowering youth within the Performing Arts Industry. Karina is honoured and privileged to be the Australian Director of the USA based Dancers Against Cancer Australia charity, in alliance with KAR (Kids Artistic Revenue) She has produced Dance For A Cause benefitting the charity and bringing together the industry for greater performance opportunities for which she is most passionate about.
Sam has been shooting ever since picking up her Dad’s Minolta as a kid in high school. Originally accepted to the prestigious National Art School to study painting, her love of photography quickly saw the paint brushes in the bin (she hasn’t painted since) and her chosen major was photography. She was then accepted to UWS and their state of the art digital imaging lab were she completed her Bachelor of Visual Communications with distinction in 2000. Fast forward a few years and she’s photographing projects such as Star Wars Ep 1 & 2 and Moulin Rouge. Her design background, fluid communication style and strong visual voice saw her honing her marketing skills whilst working with multi nationals such as Volvo Trucks & Novartis. This cemented her reputation as a skilled and versatile professional who strives endlessly to achieve perfection for her clients.
Sam started JettyBlue Photography in 2007 initially specialising in Weddings and relationship photography. Whilst still capturing relationships are very much a part of her business, her passion is all about creating legacy. After the death of her father in 2009, Sam realised the importance of legacy and what that meant for her. Sam relishes in the honour her skills bestow to help her clients achieve a legacy for themselves. Not just a family legacy or capturing a given moment in time, but a business legacy. Leveraging her time in the crazy world of marketing and advertising, she helps business owners and entrepreneurs build a strong personal brand that gives them the “proof” of their endeavours. She achieves authenticity for her clients through creating proof of their business dreams and aspirations. If its not photographed, how will your clients know you ever existed?
So what’s the rest of the story??? Sam has been a fully accredited member of the AIPP since 2008, she is married to a Wayne (anyone else married to a Wayne will know exactly what that means), her favourite toy is her GSXR750, she loves the Foo Fighters, she is a skier, half marathon runner and a mum to two crazy small people and one large Duke. Don’t worry, when you come to the studio you don’t have to dress royal to meet her Duke, just be prepared for lots of furry hugs. Very furry hugs.