Morrison government announces second round of the Boosting Female Founders Initiative

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The federal government has launched a new $11.6 million funding round under the Boosting Female Founders Initiative that will support female entrepreneurs.

What #ChooseToChallenge means to 12 female entrepreneurs and their families

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On International Women’s Day 2021, Shopify Plus asked 12 of its most inspiring female entrepreneurs to explain what this year’s theme #ChooseToChallenge means to them and their families as they pursue their dreams.

Let’s Talk: International Women’s Day Edition – Strategies to become a successful female entrepreneur

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To celebrate International Women’s Day, we gathered a number of women in business to discuss strategies for successful female entrepreneurship…

5 personal branding tips for women

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What can we do to change the narrative and ensure our future is not only equally shaped by women, but seen to be? 5 tips for women who are ready to challenge themselves…

Female founders deem Budget ‘A step forward, but more to be done’

Amanda Rose, Founder of Small Business Women Australia

Whilst largely satisfied with the way the Budget has catered for women, female founders are saying there is room to create greater opportunities for support. The landmark 2020/21 Budget on Tuesday evening included $231 million for the second Women’s Economic Security Package. This includes $35.9 million to increase the number of co-funding grants to women-founded… Continue reading Female founders deem Budget ‘A step forward, but more to be done’

Why is Australia seeing fewer female CEOs?

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Fewer women are running the country’s top 200 ASX-listed companies in 2020 compared to the last four years, according to the Chief Executive Women (CEW) ASX200 census report released last week.  The report found that the amount of female CEOs of the ASX200 companies has declined from 14 to 10 since 2018. It also found… Continue reading Why is Australia seeing fewer female CEOs?

From studying history at Cambridge to studying the future at Airtree Ventures: Interview with Jackie Vullinghs

Jackie Vullinghs is a Principal at Airtree Ventures who invests in areas such as health, fintech, cybersecurity and AI. She studied history at Cambridge University and then had a diverse and fascinating career in investment banking and start-ups. She moved to Australia in 2017, bringing a wealth of knowledge in fintech, leadership and personal publishing.… Continue reading From studying history at Cambridge to studying the future at Airtree Ventures: Interview with Jackie Vullinghs

Kicked out and pregnant at 24, to 1.6m per year entrepreneur at 37: How Yemi Penn turned it all around 

Yemi Penn hit rock bottom aged 24 when she was kicked out of home by her parents, whose traditional Nigerian values disapproved of her falling pregnant whilst unmarried, and she found herself homeless, in an unsafe, violent environment in South London.  She had a degree in Mechanical Engineering, but found herself sleeping on a doorstep… Continue reading Kicked out and pregnant at 24, to 1.6m per year entrepreneur at 37: How Yemi Penn turned it all around 

Dominique Grubisa: The entrepreneur that bounced back from serious debt

In three years Dominique Grubisa went from being millions of dollars in financial debt to having a turnover of $12 million dollars in the 2017-2018 financial year with her company DG Institute. Prior to 2008, Dominique and her husband Kevin were thriving with a seven figure business in renovating and selling property. The global financial crisis… Continue reading Dominique Grubisa: The entrepreneur that bounced back from serious debt