The leading women in Australia’s innovation ecosystem

- March 8, 2018 2 MIN READ
Women in Innovation

The statistics around the number of women in the wider tech and innovation landscape – or lack thereof – are well-known.

While there is still a significant way to go to level the playing field, the Australian innovation ecosystem is home to countless women doing fascinating things and hustling to build the community.

Here are just some of the women in the space that we at Startup Daily look up to – but of course, the list is incomplete. Feel free to comment below with the names of women in the sector who inspire you and why!

Julie DemseySBE AustraliaAccelerator
Annie ParkerMicrosoftCorporate Innovation
Nicola HazellBlueChilliAccelerator
Jessica Glenntamme.ioEngineering
Shelli TrungCreative Enterprise AustraliaVenture Capital
Pandora ShelleyFishburnersCommunity
Pip MarlowSuncorp Corporate Innovation
Cyan Ta’eed EnvatoLeadership
Samantha WongBlackbird VCVenture Capital
Renee SargentSlingshot AcceleratorCommunity
Anhar Khanbhai TransferwiseCommunications
Kara FrederickReinventureVenture Capital
Gen Georgetamme.ioLeadership
Julie BishopLiberal PartyFederal Government
Elisia RetsasGeneral AssemblyEducation
Andrea CulliganRediiLeadership
Karlie NoonCSIROResearch
Imogen BaxterSquare Peg CapitalCommunity
Marina HolmesXeroCommunications
Karen LawsonSlingshot AcceleratorCorporate Innovation
Zsofi PatersonChannel NineCorporate Innovation
Dr Sonya PearceAcademiaEducation
Lauren CapelinReinventureCommunity
Tara CommerfordGoDaddyLeadership
Melanie PerkinsCanvaLeadership
Rose PowellRampersandCommunity
Monica WulffStartup MusterResearch
Dianna SomervilleRegional PitchfestLeadership
Lisa WoodAustralian Landing PadsFederal Government
Julie-Ann LambourneenVizionLeadership
Danielle SzethoFinTech AustraliaLeadership
Angela StengelAustralian Broadcasting CorporationMedia
Stefani AdamsAustralia Post AccelerateCorporate Innovation
Lucy TurnbullGreater Sydney CommissionLeadership
Dr Jana MatthewsUniversity of South AustraliaEducation
Corrie McLeodInnovationAusMedia
Karen StocksGoogleLeadership
Professor Michelle SimmonsUNSWResearch
Clara ReevesHipster WhaleLeadership
Solange CuninCuberiderLeadership
Aainaa RahmanTechstarsCommunity
Peta EllisRiver City LabsLeadership
Anna RookeCreative Enterprise AustraliaLeadership

This is just a handful of women leading the way across the innovation landscape. Looking for more? Reinventure has highlighted another great group today with its initiative Female Fintech Founders.

Who inspires you? Let us know!

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