Enterprising Women - Building Australia’s army of female entrepreneurs - 28 November 2018
Why is female entrepreneurship important to Australia? Why are more women choosing to become self-employed? How can we encourage today’s girls and young women to be business leaders of the future? And what are the lessons we can learn from successful businesswomen?
One of Australia’s best-known entrepreneurs Naomi Simson – founder of Red Balloon, investor on Network Ten’s popular television series Shark Tank and Australia’s most followed individual on business networking site, LinkedIn – shared her experiences in helping women succeed in becoming their own boss.
She’ll was joined by Olivia Ruello, chief executive of Business Chicks which is Australia’s largest network of business women, and Indigenous Australian tech entrepreneur Mikaela Jade, chief executive of Indigital and 2018 winner of the prestigious Veuve Clicquot New Generation award and 2018 InStyle Women of Style Creative Visionary award.
An interactive and entertaining panel discussion that was compered by National Press Club president and ABC broadcaster Sabra Lane will discuss how institutions and governments can support female entrepreneurs and share successful businesswomens’ advice to Australia’s next generation of enterprising women.
Would-be entrepreneurs had the chance to ask some of Australia’s leading female entrepreneurs, either as an audience member or via social media, for advice on their business dilemmas.