In Australia women represent only 34 per cent of entrepreneurs, yet the number of female entrepreneurs is growing at a faster rate than for men. Determined...

Next Gen Female Innovators

Location:

Eternity Playhouse
39 Burton St
2101 NSW
Australia

Next Gen Female Innovators

Speakers

Sylvia Jeffreys

Sylvia Jeffreys

Presenter, Nine Network

Sylvia Jeffreys is an established journalist and presenter with the Nine Network, Australia and has cemented herself as one of the most versatile and respected members of the Network’s top-rating news and current affairs team. A trained journalist, Queensland-born Sylvia launched her television career with Channel 9 in Brisbane, her reports, in particular, on the devastating 2010-2011 Queensland floods, which claimed more than 30 lives, and the highly-powerful and destructive tropical Cyclone Yasi in early 2011, winning high praise from the network. Since transferring to the Nine Network’s Sydney headquarters in 2012, Sylvia has become one of the most familiar faces on news and current affairs programs. From 2014 to 2018 she has been the national face of Nine News as the Today Show’s news anchor. In this role she has covered international stories such as the Dreamworld Ride Tragedy and the Australia/Pacific tour of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. She has also reported from the scenes of major bush fires and floods across several states and interviewed some of the world’s leading celebrities, including soccer legend David Beckham and tennis star Venus Williams. In 2019, Sylvia is working across Nine News and A Current Affair as a Senior Network Correspondent, while also establishing her own podcast series with Nine’s premium digital platform, Future Women. Away from the Nine cameras, Sylvia is also a dedicated and passionate ambassador for national charity, Youngcare which seeks to find appropriate housing for young adults with high care disabilities.

Cyan Ta'eed

Cyan Ta'eed

Co-founder, Envato

Cyan co-founded Envato in 2006 in her parent’s garage. It’s now the world’s largest marketplace for creative assets and people, delivering over US$700 millions. In 2017, Cyan founded Hey Tiger, a speciality chocolate company. Each ethically sourced chocolate benefits cocoa farming communities in West Africa.

Pip Edwards

Pip Edwards

Founder, P.E Nation

With a history in Fashion and a Bachelor of Commerce/Law, Pip’s career has seen her work in PR and Design for ksubi, before landing Senior Creative and Accessories Designer at Sass & Bide. She’s now made a mark, utilising her own initials and retro-tomboy style, to launch P.E Nation.

Catriona Wallace

Catriona Wallace

Futurist

Catriona has a PhD in Organizational Behaviour: Human Technology Interaction and is a well published author and commentator. Catriona is one of the world’s most cited experts on the Future of Customer Experience, Artificial Intelligence and Bot Strategy.

Event Details

In Australia women represent only 34 per cent of entrepreneurs, yet the number of female entrepreneurs is growing at a faster rate than for men. Determined to empower women and shift the gap, Future Women and Sylvia Jeffreys are sharing the inspirational stories behind some of Australia’s most distinguished female entrepreneurs and investors.

This panel discussion focuses on female start-ups and VCs who are breaking the mould. Host of the Future Women podcast, Sylvia Jeffries drives the discussion with boundary-pushing women who’ve made their mark in business. Hear the solid gold advice from lessons they’ve learnt along the way. 

On the agenda
• Personal stories behind the business and founder 
• Advice for budding female entrepreneurs 
• Lessons learnt from failure
• How to jump from a start-up success to a scale-up success
• Securing VC funding for your business