Sadhana Smiles is the CEO Property Management for Harcourts International. Prior to this role she was the CEO for Harcourts Victoria.
Starting her career as a receptionist she has created a brand that has placed her amongst her peers as a thought leader and industry commentator.
Under her leadership Harcourts Victoria is the leading business unit globally within the group, the fastest group franchise group in Australia, increasing their market share over their competitors.
She has taken the brand to being one of the most recognised, most quoted and most heard.
She is passionate about the issues of violence against women and diverse gender equality - “our workplaces must reflect the communities we work in”
In 2012 she bought Walk a Mile in their shoes to Victoria, getting 250+ men and women to walk a mile in Melbourne in high heels. This is now a national event for the group across Australia, raising funds for White Ribbon’s Breaking the Silence Schools Program and making a clear statement as a group that violence against women is not OK!
In 2013 Sadhana published her first book – People Power – Did You Have Them @ Hello, a step by step guide to developing and managing performance driven teams.
In 2016 Sadhana wrote I Want What she’s Having a self-help journal to coach and mentor en masse, helping to discover who you are and what you stand for.
In 2013 Sadhana was named the Victorian Telstra Business Women of the Year, as well as the Victorian Telstra Private Corporate Sector award.
In 2016 she was named AFR/WBC One Hundred Women of Influence in Australia
In 2017 Sadhana won the Victorian Leader/Manager of the Year with Institute of Managers and Leaders
In 2008 Sadhana founded Links Fiji – a not for profit, focused on providing pap smears to women in remote islands. Cervical cancer is one of the highest causes of death for women in Fiji due lack of testing.
Sadhana’s drive comes from her desire to leave the world she influences a better place.
Sadhana has earned a reputation as a popular speaker and presenter, she is a podcaster, regularly asked to present at some of the industry’s most prestigious events, Women’s Conference and many franchise conferences.