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George McEncroe

CEO and Founder, Shebah

Melbourne

George McEncroe is the CEO of Shebah and Mum’s Taxi women’s only rideshare. She is a teacher, broadcaster, comedian and writer. She’s also a footy coach, regular podcaster and single mother to four teenagers.

George has been a war crimes investigator, a welfare co-ordinator and a palliative carer working for many years with boys who have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

She started her career in comedy quite late, winning a best newcomer nomination with her show The Georgina Monologues, the same day she got sacked from Mix 101.1. It was April Fools Day. She thought it was a prank. She was wrong. She was to be wrong about many other things.

Nothing is too dark or uncomfortable for George to speak about. She has lost a home, a sister to suicide and a marriage. But her hair has never looked better and that is the main thing. Or the mane thing.

People have published what she writes. You can read her words if you look up the following books at a library:

* Listening to the Silences; Women and War
* She’s Having a Laugh
* Mothermorphosis
* The Slow Guide to Melbourne
* Women of Letters
* Scummy Mummies

And if you like her voice as much as she seems to, you can hear her speaking on Meshel Laurie’s podcast, I heart Green Guide Letters, The Down Low, Don’t you Know Who I Am? The Little Dum Dum Club and many old Get This episodes.

George has written for newspapers such as The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Age and The Herald Sun.

She has been on the tv a lot. They used to love her on Spicks and Specks and The Circle, Can of Worms and panel shows on the ABC.

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