Grace Lever

Grace Lever, a longtime advocate for entrepreneurial empowerment among women, is the founder of & The Doing Academy, a community of more than 10,000 female entrepreneurs dedicated to taking action in pursuit of the loftiest of lifestyle business goals. As the founder of this still-growing community, Grace continues to be inspired by the accomplishments of her entrepreneurial peers and remains devoted to providing all the tools and resources necessary for creating a lifestyle business poised for sustained success and long-term profitability.

Grace, a digital marketing expert who graduated from the International College of Business in Sydney, Australia, created & The Doing Academy after enjoying repeated entrepreneurial successes that included the founding of multiple seven-figure businesses in a remarkably brief period of time. Grace’s previous entrepreneurial successes serve as the basis for the strategies and principles she shares with the community of entrepreneurs found at & The Doing Academy, but it is the philosophy revolving around the concept of “doing” that is at the core of the entrepreneurial successes so many community members have felt empowered to pursue.

In addition to her responsibilities as the founder of & The Doing Academy, Grace continues to host speaking engagements, workshops, and seminars on lifestyle business entrepreneurship. The process automation and entrepreneurial expert also shares her insight and expertise as an author published across a variety of mediums, allowing Grace to reach a global audience of aspiring female entrepreneurs in need of a potent source of inspiration and empowerment.

Known throughout the entrepreneurial community for her repeated admonition to “stop dreaming and start doing,” Grace’s own entrepreneurial efforts have allowed her to carry out her professional responsibilities amidst the idyllic surroundings of Adelaide Hills. At & The Doing Academy, Grace continues to find new ways to inspire others to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams and to feel empowered enough to take the initiative to actively begin the pursuit of those dreams until they become reality.


1.What was your best/favorite subject in school?

I appreciated any academic subject somehow tied to business, marketing, or management, but I excelled throughout my academic career regardless of the subject.


2. What was your first job?

I did a fair amount of project consulting while working on my entrepreneurial endeavors.


3. Where and how did you first get into the industry you currently work in?

I made the personal decision to devote my professional focus to helping others achieve the kind of success I have achieved as an entrepreneur.


4. How have those jobs prepared you for what you do now?

The overwhelming majority of the tools and resources available through & The Doing Academy are based on my previous entrepreneurial experiences in which I built multiple seven-figure companies in less than a year.


5. Describe the best day of work you’ve ever had.

The best day I’ve ever had was when my first company crossed the seven-figure threshold, but there have been many other days since then that I’ve enjoyed equally.


6. How do you keep yourself motivated?

The global community stands to gain a great deal from female entrepreneurship, and I feel so grateful to be in a position to encourage more and more women to pursue their entrepreneurial vision until it becomes reality.


7. What kind of business ideas excite you most?

The most exciting ideas are those that allow entrepreneurs to live the kind of life they imagined for themselves when they first began their professional careers.


8. Have you ever tried any unorthodox techniques to attract attention to your business?

Of course — the only way to validate a hypothesis is to test it under real-world conditions. Innovative techniques naturally begin as unorthodox relative to established methodologies.


9. What personal achievement are you most proud of?

I’m proud to play an ongoing role in empowering female entrepreneurship all over the world.


10. What wisdom you would have liked to share with yourself when you first started out?

I would have shared the wisdom I now share with my fellow entrepreneurs at & The Doing Academy: Automating and streamlining business processes creates more freedom to focus on that which is most essential for rapid and sustainable business growth.