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It’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Day – and a reminder that plenty more still needs to be done to support female founders

- November 19, 2021 3 MIN READ

Women’s participation in business is in the spotlight today with November 19 marking Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. The global day aims to recognise and support women in business, who continue to be underrepresented as founders. Women’s Entrepreneurship Day was initiated by entrepreneur and humanitarian Wendy Diamond as part of a global movement with an ambitious goal to… Read more »

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Here’s a chance for female entrepreneurs to be heard

- October 7, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

In an effort to support and boost further female entrepreneurship in Australia, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Bruce Billson is calling for women to share their experiences. Women who currently own and lead businesses and startups across Australia are being asked to identify the challenges and opportunities facing them as female founders.… Read more »

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Social data startup Neighbourlytics wins the Australian final of She Loves Tech

- September 16, 2021 2 MIN READ

Melbourne startup Neighbourlytics has been chosen as the female-led startup to represent Australia in the global She Loves Tech competition. The venture, co-founded by Jessica Christiansen-Franks and Lucinda Hartley, is a data analytics platform offering insights on human behaviour and activity in neighbourhoods for planners and other urban decision makers to reach better decisions around… Read more »

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‘Australia has a problem with men who bully women’: leading VC investors write to the AFR about its treatment of Elaine Stead

- July 30, 2021 2 MIN READ

Partners and principals at leading Australian venture capital firms, including Square Peg Capital, Main Sequence Ventures, Giant Leap, Jelix Ventures, and Flying Fox Ventures have signed an open letter to the editor the AFR about what the investment community sees as “an ongoing smear campaign” against colleague Dr Elaine Stead. The letter follows a high… Read more »

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A new report into how New Zealand female founders tackle raising capital reveals blokes could help fix things if they’re invested enough

- July 23, 2021 2 MIN READ

New research documenting the experiences of female entrepreneurs in New Zealand as they try to raise capital show a range of challenges that could be easily fixed. Raising Capital in Aotearoa New Zealand: Insights From Women Entrepreneurs by University of Auckland Business School researcher Dr Janine Swail, outlines the insights and experiences of 26 women.… Read more »

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YEAH BUT NO: Tech bureaucrats mistakenly tell 1000 female founders of grant success

- July 22, 2021 2 MIN READ

More than 1,000 Australian women entrepreneurs were left with a sour taste in their mouth this week after an email bungle from the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources. Early on Monday morning, the department, which is in the portfolio of Technology Minister Christian Porter, sent applicants of the Boosting Female Founders Initiative emails wrongly saying… Read more »

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The unspoken issues holding back female founders

- July 6, 2021 5 MIN READ

Women who are founders, co-founders or CEOs all face similar challenges unique to their gender. In order to maintain the advancement of women entrepreneurs and business owners, these issues must be addressed. Given that the odds are stacked against women when they enter the startup scene, it is critical to explore how many unspoken gendered… Read more »

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Applications for investment from Victoria’s $10 million Alice Anderson Fund are now open for women-led startups

- July 1, 2021 2 MIN READ

Female entrepreneurs have the chance to score up to $300,000 in early-stage funding from the Victorian government for their startup ,with applications for the new $10 million Alice Anderson Fund now open. The fund, led by LaunchVic, is designed to address a chronic shortage of equity investment in startups founded by women. LaunchVic CEO Dr… Read more »

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CSIRO names Swinburne engineering Professor Bronwyn Fox as its new Chief Scientist

- June 17, 2021 2 MIN READ

The CSIRO has named Professor Bronwyn Fox as its new Chief Scientist, nearly three decades after she first began her career at the national science agency as a research assistant. Prof. Fox, the agency’s fourth female Chief Scientist, replaces Dr Cathy Foley, who became Australia’s Chief Scientist in January this year. Prof. Fox joins the… Read more »

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Be MPowered, the Mums & Co conference for women entrepreneurs juggling work and family, is online tomorrow

- June 1, 2021 3 MIN READ

Following the success of several virtual events during COVID, Mum’s & Co is back with the third iteration of its annual Be MPowered conference. This year’s event will adopt a new format that will connect mumbitious entrepreneurs around the nation. The conference will take place on June 2 and features an inspiring line-up of business-owning… Read more »

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Founder program Tech Ready Women is looking for 100 budding startup entrepreneurs

- March 17, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

Female founders education program Tech Ready Women is running an eight-week startup program ‘idea to MVP’ (minimum viable product) for 100 women in entrepreneurship. The startup program is built on four key pillars; community, mentoring, skills/education, and investment. It has been specifically designed for non-tech female founders who want to step confidently into the tech… Read more »