Dynamic Business – Success You Can See
8th March, 2018
To enable more and more ambitious women to forge new horizons in business, the entrepreneurial narrative must be rewritten to be more gender inclusive. Relevantly, media has a responsibility to challenge outdated stereotypes and raise awareness of trailblazing female entrepreneurs, some of whom fly under the radar.
After all, as Fiona Boyd, the CEO of not-for-profit Heads Over Heels, once toldDynamic Business – “You can’t be what you can’t see.”
With this in mind, this week we’re shining a spotlight on nine exceptional women who are making waves at the helm of high-growth companies and who have leveraged the Heads Over Heels network of influential industry and business leaders to amplify their results. The following entrepreneurs shared their aspirations in business as well as the secrets to their success:
- Zoe Pointon and Marta Higuera, the co-founders and joint CEO of OpenAgent – a real estate agent comparison service with 170,000 monthly users plus a line-up of investors that includes Westpac-backed VC firm Reinventure.
- Dr Dharmica Mistry, the co-founder of BCAL Diagnostics – a biotech startup that has is developing a transformative (i.e. simple, affordable and non-invasive) blood test to detect breast cancer early.
- Prue Gilbert, the founder and CEO of Grace Papers – an award-winning digital platform designed to equip women with tools and advice to manage their careers into parenthood and return to work with confidence.
- Deb Noller, the co-founder and CEO of Switch Automation – a cloud-based, IoT-enabled platform that provides facilities management professionals globally with real-time visibility into building performance to help them analyse,automate and control buildings in real-time.
- Katherine McConnell, the founder & CEO of Brighte – a home energy fintech that provides on-the-spot finance for home energy improvements, and whose investors include Atlassian co-founder and co-CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes. [See also: Atlassian co-CEO endorses Brighte with a lead role in the fintech startup’s $4m Series A round]
- Heidi Holmes and Lucy Lloyd, the co-founders of Mentorloop – a cloud-based, mobile-first platform that assists corporates, universities, not-for-profits and government with introducing and delivering a mentor program (or enhancing an existing one). [See also: “Companies underestimate the demand for it internally”: former Adage MD on mentoring]
- Natalie Goldman, the CEO of FlexCareers an online platform that matches job seekers with employers offering flexible work, and which boasts a community of 75,000 job candidates and more than 950 businesses. [See also: Ditch conventions, boost output: The CEO of FlexCareers on the power of flexible working]
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