Breakthrough Blueprint

The how-to guide to your career success

About Us


Break Through Blueprint is a community of like-minded women aiming for career success. Inspired by the best-selling book Break Through: 20 Success Strategies for Female Leaders by Marina Go, Break Through Blueprint is a framework designed to help you long after you finish reading the book.

With a passion for helping women (and men) get the most out of life – and a particular emphasis on careers – this is a community that provides mentoring, career advice, useful resources and helpful strategies. It’s a destination where women can have frank conversations about the reality of the work/life blend. It’s also a place to be inspired to achieve career excellence.

After the book’s release, Marina received a deluge of response from readers, all wanting more support, advice and ideas. She knew it would be impossible to individually mentor everyone who wanted help. So the Break Through Blueprint community was born.

Marina partnered with entrepreneur, author and change-maker Valerie Khoo to make this happen. Both women are committed to mentoring other people to reach their full potential, follow their goals and achieve career success.


That success can take many forms – whether that’s to become CEO, work flexibly from home or achieve seemingly unreachable heights in their career/industry. Break Through Blueprint provides women with mentoring, success strategies and practical tools to navigate their careers and lives.


Marina Go is Chair of the Wests Tigers NRL Club, a non-executive director of Autosports Group and author of the business book for women, Break Through: 20 Success Strategies for Female Leaders. She was previously GM of Hearst Australia at Bauer Media. Boss magazine named her as one of 20 True Leaders of 2016.

Marina has over 25 years of leadership experience in the media industry, having started her career as a journalist. She was appointed Editor of Dolly magazine at the age of 23, before spending the next decade editing a number of leading women’s magazines. She has held senior leadership roles at Fairfax, Pacific, Emap, Bauer and Private Media, where she was CEO and founder of the career women’s website Women’s Agenda.

She is a director of digital startup Daily Siren, and also a member of the Advisory Boards of the Walkley Foundation, The Australian Republican Movement and Women’s Agenda. She is a former director of Netball Australia, Odyssey House,  Sydney Symphony Vanguard and The Apparel Group.

She lectures on digital media at the University of Technology, Sydney, is a Mentor with the Women In Media and NRL Women programs and a UNSW Alumni Leader and Ambassador.

She has an MBA from The Australian Graduate School of Management, a BA (Mass
Communications) from Macquarie University and is a member of the AICD.
She is a mother of two young men and passionate about diversity and equality.



Valerie Khoo is CEO of the Australian Writers’ Centre, one of the world’s leading centres for writing courses. She contributed to Fairfax for 13 years and has held senior editorial roles at ACP (now Bauer), Pacific Magazines and EMAP. She was editor of Business Chick’s Latte magazine for five years, deputy editor at CLEO and regularly writes for corporate and consumer titles.

Valerie began her career in chartered accounting at PwC before moving into public relations, journalism and then entrepreneurship. She is co-host of the podcast “So you want to be a writer”, recently listed as one of the top 30 podcasts for writers in the world, and “So you want to be a photographer”.

She is a keynote speaker and mentor with the Australian Businesswomen’s Network and the Key Person of Influence program. She is author of Power Stories: The 8 Stories You MUST Tell to Build an Epic Business.



Be part of a movement of like-minded women aiming for career success.

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You also receive a free chapter from the book that has inspired this community…

Break Through: 20 Success Strategies for Female Leaders by Marina Go.