Top 50 Australian Female Entrepreneurs Under 40

- February 10, 2014 2 MIN READ

This is our first ever ranked list for 2014. Unlike our Top Coders & Tech People or Startup of the Year lists, the Top 50 Female Entrepreneurs Under 40 has been selected by our team here at Shoe String – including myself (Founder and Publisher), our Online Editor and one of our contributing journalists. When preparing the list we looked at three key areas:

  1. Current Traction
  2. Scalability
  3. Industry

To qualify for the list, entrepreneurs needed to be female and have a business or be partnered with a company strategically and operating for a minimum of three months.

Further observations were made when analysing the list:

  • 60% of women on the list operate a business that has its main point of contact online.
  • 30% of women on the list have raised capital in order to get their business off the ground.
  • Majority of the women are located in NSW (33). This is followed by Victoria (6), Queensland (4), Abroad (4), South Australia (2) and Western Australia (1).
  • The five women with the highest estimated net worths are over the age of 30.
  • The five youngest on the list have raised over $10 million in capital between them.

Our Top 50 Female Entrepreneurs Under 40 for 2014 are:

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1,Tammy May,My Budget,Finance
2,Miranda Kerr,Kora Organics,Beauty and Health
3,Karen Cariss,Pageup People,Recruitment
4,Lilly Haikin,Max Brenner,Hospitality
5,Nicole Kersh,4Cabling,Online Retail
6,Gen George,One Shift,Recruitment
7,Sheryl Thai,Cupcake Central,Hospitality
8,Jane Lu,Showpo,Online Retail
9,Jodie Fox,Shoes of Prey,Online Retail
10,Jo Burston,Job Capital,Finance
11,Sarah Riegelhuth,Wealth Enhancers,Finance
12,Kristina Karlsson,Kikki-K,Retail
13,Liz Atkinson,Zest Promotions,Marketing
14,Jane Cay,Birdsnest,Online Retail
15,Melanie Perkins,Canva,Tech
16,Priyanka Rao,Luxmy Furniture,Manufacturing
17 & 18, Julie and Sali Stevanja,Stylerunner,Online Retail
19,Roxy Jacenko,Sweaty Betty PR,Marketing and PR
20,Lorraine Murphy,The Remarkables,Media and Advertising
21,Leela Cosgrove,Strategic Anarchy,Marketing
22 & 23,Bridget Loudon and Emily Yue,Expert360,Tech
24,Pascale Helyar Moray,StyleRocks,Tech
25,Rebekah Campbell,Posse,Tech
26,Rebel Wilson,ABC,Entertainment
27 & 28,Zoe Pointon and Marta Higuera,Open Agent,Tech
29,Nikki Durkin,99dresses,Tech
30,Vanessa Picker,FitUsIn,Tech
31,Tish Naughton,Black Sheep Finance,Finance
32,Demi Markogiannaki,WeTeachMe,Tech
33,Yasmin Walter,Tagroom,Media and Advertising
34 & 35, Melissa Lee and Modi Song,Joe Button,Online Retail
36,Sarah Stavrow,The Fashion Institute,Education
37,Jen Bishop,Interiors Addict,Media and Advertising
38,Holly Cardew,Pixc,Tech
39,Whitney Komor,TheBestDay,Tech
40,Mia McCarthy,Yummia,Hospitality
41,Emma Petroulas,Nudge Accounting,Finance
42,Alexandra Kinloch,Cinch,Tech
43,Kym Clark,Shes Empowered,Online Retail
44,Nicole McIver,Boutique Brands,Wholesale
45 & 46,Kath Purkis and Kerry Osborn,Her Fashion Box,Online Retail
47,Emma Hoffman,Big Deal,Tech
48,Tan Le,Emotiv Systems,IT
49,Ali Baker,Workible,Recruitment
50,Taylah Hasaballah,Tiger Temple,Online Retail


Featured Image: Tammy May.