RUTH OSTROW has finally joined the 21st Century, embracing Social Media, mutli media and Blogging with a passion. Her weekly columns in The Weekend Australian newspaper have been read by millions over the years, and she has a host of books to her credit in the areas of human relations, sex & relationships, business, health and spirituality.
A leading finance journalist in the 1980s with the Australian Financial Review, and author of a bestseller on the secrets of success, she traded spreadsheets for bedsheets on her return from living in New York, becoming famous for her writings on sexuality, gender issues and equality, and her controversial radio program on Triple M.
In the 90s she embraced the Downshifting movement and moved to Byron Bay, before returning to Sydney a decade later with a new column in the Australian called Business Life, which brought health, spirituality and wellbeing issues to the Corporate market. In 2008 she was nominated for a Walkley Award for her Finance features.
She recently went back to University and got her Masters Degree in multi media, documentary making and on-line Journalism.
Ruth’s passion is Neuroscience and she co-chaired the international conference The Mind & It’s Potential. She has lectured at the Happiness Conference on Depression and has been a keynote speaker at the International Longevity and Anti-Ageing conference and the International Complementary Psychiatry Conference. She is an advocate for The Black Dog Institute, Her other great passion is animal welfare and she is a supporter and promoter of Voiceless.
“Ruth Ostrow is a riveting presenter. The intelligence, charisma, humour and experiential wisdom she displayed during her keynote speech at the International Complementary Psychiatry Conference kept us all enthralled. It was a memorable and intelligent experience.”
Leon Petchkovsky, Professor Psychiatry,
University of Queensland