Sarina inspires people to believe in themselves, to go that extra mile and to become more.

Passion, persistence and self-belief transformed Sarina from a fired legal secretary into a fired-up international entrepreneur in education, training, recruitment and property.

Read all about it in Sarina’s best-selling business and motivational book, Meet me at the Top!

International Stage

Sarina with former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Hilary Clinton and Sarina at the Clinton Global Initiative.

Sarina with Cherie Blair.

  • Same Sky, Global Ambassador. Lifting women out of poverty through entrepreneurship
  • Board Member of Australian Davos Connection Forum
  • Member of Royal Ascot Racing Club
  • Member of The Milken Institute an independent economic think tank based in California
  • Prince Andrew launched Sarina Russo Job Access in the United Kingdom
  • Hosted host legendary Astronaut Buzz Aldrin on his Australian Tour
  • Hosted Tony Blair on his Australian Speaking Tour
  • Hosted President Bill Clinton’s Australian Tour

Sarina with former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Hilary Clinton and Sarina at the Clinton Global Initiative.

Sarina with Cherie Blair.

Sarina with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Sarina with Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

Sarina hosts US President Bill Clinton in Brisbane.

Australian Community / Board Positions

Sarina with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

  • Queensland Premier’s Business Advisory Council member
  • Board of Directors at James Packer’s Challenger Financial Services (2006 – 2008)
  • Chairman and Trustee of the Jupiter’s Casino Community Benefit Fund (1995 – 2013)
  • Lord Mayor’s Community Trust Board (1995 – 2011)
  • Queensland Education and Training Export Board (2002 – 2010)
  • Queensland Tourism Board (2002 – 2009)
  • Council for Multicultural Australia Board (2005 – 2006)
  • Named a ‘Legend of Brisbane’ by Brisbane Lord Major Graham Quirk.
  • A ‘Founding Queensland Employer’ for the Duke of Ed Employer Initiative.

Sarina with Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

  • Australiana Fund to raise funds to acquire and preserve a permanent collection of art works that are Australian by origin or by association
  • Elected by the people of Queensland as an Australian Republic delegates to the Australian Constitution Convention
  • Original cast member of Channel Seven’s Dragons Den television show
  • Regular expert commentator on education, training and employment for international and national media outlets.
  • Host of ‘How to Get that Job’ television show for 20 years
  • Author of best-selling business and motivational book – Meet me at the Top!

Awards

  • Multicultural Achievers Award
  • Women in Business Award – Personal and Other Services Industry category
  • Centenary Medal for distinguished service to education
  • Honorary Ambassador for the City of Brisbane since 1996
  • Q400’s Top Business and Personal Services Company Award

Sarina hosts US President Bill Clinton in Brisbane.

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'See you at the Top' album

The Duke of York, HRH Prince Andrew launches Sarina Russo Job Access in the United Kingdom.

Sarina with American publishing giant Steve Forbes.

Sarina with Buzz Aldrin one of the first men to step on the moon.

Sarina with Cherie Blair.

Sarina with successful New York entrepreneur and philanthropist, Francine LeFrak.

Sarina with the Earl of Wessex, HRH Prince Edward.

Sarina with the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson.

Sarina with international motivational speaker Anthony Robbins.

A graduate of the Harvard Business School (USA) Owner/President Management Program.

Women’s Leadership Board – Harvard Business School.

Sarina with business tycoon James Packer.

Named a ‘Legend of Brisbane’ by Brisbane Lord Major Graham Quirk.

Original cast member of Channel Seven’s Dragons Den television show.

Regular expert commentator on education, training and employment for international and national media outlets.

Host of ‘How to Get that Job’ television show for 20 years.

Sarina Russo, Nonna, Maria Catena Papa Russo

Sarina’s inspiration, her mother Maria at her 100th birthday, who believed Sarina could start her own business and watched her entrepreneurial rise to top. Maria loved life and lived to 102 years, four months and four days

‘You’re limited, only by your Imagination…

See you at the Top!’

– Sarina Russo