Journalist and author
Michelle Bowes started working as a freelance journalist in 1997 while at university. Upon graduating, she landed a cadetship at the Fairfax-owned weekly business magazine BRW. She then spent five years working in the business press in London, before co-founding a content agency when content marketing was in its infancy. Michelle returned to freelancing after moving back to Australia, before taking up in-house corporate content roles with AMP and AMP Capital. Since 2019 she has worked as both a freelance journalist and content writer, specialising in business and personal finance writing for both B2B and B2C audiences. Her work has been published in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and The Herald-Sun and her clients include national and multinational businesses. In 2022, Michelle combined her knowledge of personal finance with passion for gender equality to write her first book, Money Queens: A teen girl’s guide to money. She now divides her time between freelance writing and running financial literacy presentations and workshops at schools.