Media Personalities, Hosts, Authors

Blasting onto the Australian media scene in 2017, Lise Carlaw and Sarah Wills are a duo with a difference. Their extraordinary friendship and chemistry landed the pair local and national radio shows with the HIT Network. Walking the line between smart and irreverent, they’ve interviewed household names, from formidable politicians to global celebrities, in front of audiences of thousands.

In 2020, the year Lise and Sarah turned forty, they launched the podcast equivalent of a little black book for the middle years – FORTY. Four seasons in, and following much success, FORTY celebrates the life lessons and stories of popular and everyday women in their fifth decade. Past guests include Liane Moriarty, Sarah Wilson, Sophie Monk, Mia Freedman, Meshel Laurie, and Leah Purcell.

In May 2021, they were contracted to SCA’S LiSTNR to deliver a daily podcast, ‘Halfternoons’. In the same year they launched their website The Forty Edit – a happy place where women in their middle years can listen, learn and find good stuff.

The real-life friends are on-air and on-stage presenters, sought-after MCs, and guest speakers. They have held the mics on stage with the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker, Zoe Foster Blake, the Hon. Julie Bishop, Leigh Sales, and Urzila Carlson. In 2021 they hosted the launch of Celeste Barber’s Bras N Things collection.

In 2022, and after more than a year in the making they published their first book, ‘Forty Favours the Brave’ with Echo Publishing.

They’ve collaborated on brand campaigns and events with a range of companies including Suncorp, Wotif, Bras N Things, Queensland Government, Youngcare, Virgin Money, Business Chicks, Triumph, and the Urban Development Institute of Australia.

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