Congratulations Stephanie Day - Hear Them Roar

Congratulations to the wonderfully creative and talented Stephanie Day from the much loved Paper Pear Gallery, who has been selected to feature in the Women in Business HEAR THEM ROAR video series, celebrating high achieving local business women.

When Stephanie opened Paper Pear in July 2011 her immediate aim was to have a space to create her own art, teach children’s art and run holiday workshops. As Stephanie’s artwork sold quickly in the opening weeks, it became apparent that there was a gap in the market for original artwork.

Today Stephanie still paints and runs art workshops for children but the gallery now houses an eclectic and ever changing collection of pieces by Australian artists and makers of handmade accessories.

Paper Pear Gallery is not only adored by Riverina locals but after building a large online following Stephanie has been able to broaden her audience. She has sold countless works sight unseen with recent purchasers from the US, Switzerland and New Zealand. 

Where she can Stephanie will deliver artwork herself. With these personal touches she has built a gallery where clients feel is an approachable place to purchase art.

Steph is also an active member of the community and has raised more than $45,000 this year for the Wagga Women's Health Centre by singing up a storm as part of Wagga Takes 2.

Mayfly Media will produce Stephanie’s video story in coming months for cinematic release later in the year. 

Stay tuned for more announcements about the women who have been selected to participate in this fantastic initiative.

Cristy Houghton

Embarketing, 48 Johnston Street, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650

Cristy's unique career has taken her from country NSW to the city lights of Clarendon Street South Melbourne and back again. With an early career in radio as a copywriter and creative strategist, she is now a Jill of all trades as a graphic designer, website builder, blog writer, video editor, social media manager, marketing strategist and more. 

In fact, give her any task and this chick will figure out how to do it! Go on, we dare you!

No, really, we DARE you!!

Cristy has won two Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) for Best Ad and Best Sales Promotion, and even has an 'Employee of the Year' certificate with her name on it.

Cristy and her husband James have traveled extensively through Russia, China and South East Asia, and have two fur-babies, Sooty (cat) and Panda (puppy). Cristy loves drinking coffee, meeting people to drink coffee, coffee tasting and coffee flavoured cocktails. She also enjoys road trips, TED Talks and watching cat videos on youtube.