The Australian Government is currently seeking feedback on its $18 million Female Founders Initiative, due to roll out in 2020. Industry, Science and Technology Minister Karen Andrews said the program is designed to support female business founders and consultation on it is underway until September 30. “We want to give businesses led by women the best… Read more »
This female founder told investors she had two important projects underway as she raised $2.2 million
Work180 co-founders Gemma Lloyd and Valeria Ignatieva. Photo: supplied Work180 has raised $2.2m as part of its mission to end workplace discrimination Giant Leap and Investible have joined Kim Jackson’s Skip Capital, which led the raise It counts Microsoft, NAB, BHP and Atlassian among its clients. When Gemma Lloyd set out to raise $2.2 million… Read more »
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Shebah founder and CEO George McEncroe is particularly proud of the fact that 95 percent of its investors are women.
The second Female Entrepreneur Week at Tank Stream Labs saw 70 speakers across 25 events, with almost 1,600 people attending.
Having owned more than 40 pets over the years, Anneke van den Broek said she struggled to find high quality, natural products, and created Rufus & Coco to fill the gap.
We chat on Glass Ceiling with Oksana Goncharova about Rocket Internet and moving to Australia to launch The Iconic, and the work she’s doing at Ansarada.
Tech Ready Women and TechSydney awarded $80,000 in City of Sydney grants to foster city’s startup ecosystem
TechSydney and Tech Ready Women have shared in $80,000 in grants from the City of Sydney aimed at helping them further develop the city’s startup community.
Tech Ready Women and Academy Xi launch $100,000 scholarship fund to encourage women to launch startups
Tech Ready Women has partnered with tech-focused education provider Academy Xi to launch a $100,000 scholarship fund to encourage women to launch startups.
Over 65 percent of Aussie workforce wants more women in leadership roles – but the culture has to keep up
A survey found over 65 percent of the Australian workforce would like to see more women in leadership roles, with almost half the women women surveyed stating they would like to pursue a leadership role in the future.
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.
I recently attended an event encouraging women to get involved in the startup ecosystem at the new Sydney Startup Hub. While I applaud the aim of the event, I left with my blood boiling.
Kate Morris is the founder and CEO of Adore Beauty, an online cosmetics retailer she founded in 1999 after working on the cosmetics counter while at uni.
The proportion of female founders has grown from 23.5 percent in 2016 to 25.4 percent this year, while 37 percent of future founders identified as female.
Looking to provide more support for women starting out is Tech Ready, an eight week program designed for non-tech female founders.