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Maureen Jordan

Maureen Jordan holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) and a Law Degree (Honours) and has carved a niche in the media to balance her world of work and family.

Her company, the Switzer Group, owns divisions in media and publishing and financial services.

During her 25 year involvement in media and publishing, Maureen has held Editor in Chief roles for esteemed publications such as Charter Magazine for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and has authored several books including Women Entrepreneurs, which she wrote for the Federal Office of Women, Small Business Start Up Guide published by Allen & Unwin and Finding And Managing Your Mortgage, Wiley Publishing.

As group publisher of Switzer Media & Publishing, Maureen has initiated and managed the publication of specialty books, magazines and content for some of the country's leading organisations. Clients include Optus, the Mortgage & Finance Industry Association, IBM, Hewlett Packard, the Commonwealth Bank, Telstra, AMP, IP Australia, Yahoo 7, the University of NSW and law firm Griffith Hack.

Switzer Media & Publishing holds the Australian & New Zealand licence for Harper’s Bazaar and Maureen is the Publisher of both the monthly magazine and the Harper’s Bazaar website.

Such is Maureen's commitment to business that in 1996 she was inducted into the Australian Business Women's Hall of Fame in Melbourne, as well as being a finalist in the Sydney Business Review's Business Women of the Year 2003.

Early in her career, Maureen taught in both the secondary school system - public and private - as well as teaching at the University of New South Wales.

Maureen's knowledge of small business and the economy, combined with her legal skills as a solicitor, has enabled her to not only put a firm footing under her own long-established business, but has also given her the credibility to assist others.

2 November 2018
Oh no, caught again, this time "soloing"

In Part 3 of "Meet & Beat the Scammers", the naughty Dane, Nadine, is stirring up trouble in Switzer land, exposing me yet again for my supposed penchant for porn.

1 November 2018
Put the bat down, Wendy

If a customer complains, do you expect them to be nice, or are you prepared to cop a clobbering like a scene from The Shining?

31 October 2018
Crazy rich Asians + the Aussie property market.

Rich Asians have been heading to Australia lured by prime properties and other lifestyle offerings. Will there be a gold rush to take advantage of our falling property prices?

25 October 2018
Oh no, caught again, this time "soloing".

In Part 3 of “Meet & Beat the Scammers”, the naughty Dane, Nadine, is stirring up trouble in Switzer land, exposing me yet again for my supposed penchant for porn.

22 October 2018
All my friends are getting married

Getting hitched or know someone who is? If you don’t want a spectacular show of royal proportions with the accompanying bill, here are ways to cut the cost of a wedding and invest the savings elsewhere.

22 October 2018
Malcolm called Wentworth

Like the champion racehorse Winx, the most frequently quoted forecaster of election results in Australian history, Malcolm Mackerras, predicted the Phelps win in Wentworth!

19 October 2018
I'm from the ATO and I'm coming to arrest you

A young women was put into a highly-stressed state by a phone call supposedly from the ATO.

19 October 2018
What me? Caught watching X-rated videos.

In the second episode of “Meet the Scammer”, yours truly was sent an email that made me laugh but also annoyed me because some people get trapped by these fraudsters.

18 October 2018
I'm from the ATO and I'm coming to arrest you.

A young women was put into a highly-stressed state by a phone call supposedly from the ATO that said if she didn’t deposit money into a bank account immediately, police would come to her work and arrest her.

16 October 2018
Coles splits from Wesfarmers

IBISWorld explores the company’s chances after the Wesfarmers split and poses the question: Can Coles fend for itself?

15 October 2018
Want to be richer and more confident?

Recent research reveals that Australians who get financial advice are richer and more confident about life than those who don’t!

8 October 2018
Do we really care about first homebuyers?

A new survey reveals some interesting things about property sellers and their views on first homebuyers that might surprise you.

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