Laura Byrne is a busy woman.
She juggles a full-time job, owning and designing jewellery for her label Toni May, hosts two podcasts: Life Uncut and Mamamia's Me After You, and raises her one-year-old daughter Marlie-Mae with her fiancé Matty J.
On this week's episode of Lady Startup Stories, Laura sat down with Mia Freedman to discuss how she built up her business from a stall at Bondi Markets to a shop on Oxford St in Paddington, how she managed Toni May while appearing on The Bachelor, and how becoming a mother has changed how she works.
Listen to the whole interview with Laura Byrne and Mia Freedman here. Post continues below.
After Marlie-Mae was born in June 2019, Laura decided not to take maternity leave. Not because she had to go back to work, but because she wanted to.
"I was really lucky because we were very established when I had Marlie," Laura told Mia.
"My sister had a baby the year before and we made allowances around that. So we both didn't take maternity leave, not because we couldn't but because we didn't really want to."