Australia’s Top Ten Women Entrepreneurs: Judith Treanor, founder of Temples and Markets


Sydney Entrepreneur Judith Treanor is the Founder of online curated store Temples and Markets. The store showcases unique artisan made product from S.E Asia, a region Judith fell in love with 20 years ago.


Travel, Motherhood and a brush with Breast Cancer at aged 36 have all shaped who Judith is today. Over 10 years on from cancer Judith feels lucky to have found her life’s purpose and that is to make a positive change in the world via her business.


By working with Social Enterprises and Artisan Groups in S.E Asia she is helping to trade women, empowered through training and fair work practices, into a better life. What a win-win for everyone.


Temples and Markets gives a face to the often cold world of E-commerce by telling the stories behind the products and the people who make them. Her customers can literally make a tangible difference to the lives of the artisans when they shop.


In the past year Judith has also founded The Pop Up Collective, an initiative that aims to shake up retail in Australia by offering other business owners opportunities to share retail pop up space and take part in curated shopping events.


Nominee’s three achievements

1) Judith Treanor is a Femeconomy Female Leader


2) Judith Treanor is Remodista Women to Watch in Business Disruption 2019 honoree


3) Judith Treanor has grown her curated online ethical store by 48% in the last year and is recognised as a spokesperson for ethical and sustainable consumerism. Through her store Temples and Markets Judith is making a difference to the lives of artisans in Cambodia and Vietnam, many who have come from marginalised and impoverished backgrounds. and

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