Entrepreneur in Residence

“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”
– Sir Isaac Newton

We are delighted to bring you access to amazing female entrepreneurs who have paved the way for all of us. The lady who holds this short-term seat is a powerful force in her field and available to support, empower and encourage you to reach your business goals.

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Chelsea Bonner

CEO at Bella Management

Chelsea is a true champion for body diversity and size inclusivity for women, ensuring through her business that the images we see through our advertising showcase what real woman look like.

Founding Bella Management agency in 2002 Chelsea was determined to redefine beauty and the boundaries of the fashion industry. Based in Sydney Bella represents male and female fashion models of all sizes including curve and plus sizes.

Chelsea’s passion for body positivity and mental health in the industry soon caught the attention of clients on a global scale. Now an internationally respected agency, Bella boasts several WORLD FIRST covers and main fashion editorials for publication and clients including Sports Illustrated, Women’s Health, Seafolly, Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire to name a few.

Through her passion for diversity and the expansion of her business, Chelsea has launched and guided the careers of some of the world’s most well-known models including Robyn Lawley, Ali Tate-Cutler and Brielle Anyea, photographers, hair and makeup artists and stylists. Chelsea is also a best-selling author for her book, ‘Body Image Warrior, one woman’s fight for change in the modelling agency.’ We are so thrilled to have someone that lives and breaths diversity and inclusion as our first Entrepreneur In Residence at Freelancing Gems.
Career Highlights
  • A female founder and CEO for almost 2 decades
  • Australia’s authoritative voice on body diversity 
  • Placed the first plus-size model on the front cover of Vogue
  • Best-selling author

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