Part of my journey in business, and in the digital landscape, is my passion to motivate, educate and inspire others who experience the same challenges as me. I’m never short of something to say – so speaking openly, in front of an audience comes naturally.
Public speaking (and mentoring) is an area I’m growing and leveraging because it’s a great way to put yourself out there and connect with even more like-minded people.
I enjoy talking and mentoring about:
- Business diversification
- Overcoming career/business setbacks
- Work-life balance
- Importance of personal branding
- Women in business
My speaking and mentoring gigs include:
Melbourne Start-up Weekend at RMIT
I was invited to be a mentor at RMIT’s Start-Up Weekend. I had the chance to work closely with two groups looking to pitch to future investors. It was fun dishing out advice across a broad range of topics that these two sustainable business start-ups found challenging like their pricing models, their product to market fit and how they would go launching a minimal viable product.
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Topic: Your diversity, your strength: Empowering women entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds.
This was an insightful night of discussion, community, and networking. I joined a panel of other reputable female entrepreneurs in the Victorian to discuss everything from the challenges we faced when developing our startups to grants and initiatives available right through to what others can do as responsible colleagues and counterparts.
Topic: Importance of Personal Branding.
I presented a 90-minute workshop with a multi-disciplinary group of students (and alumni) at Deakin University. The objective of this workshop was to showcase a memorable presentation of the importance of Personal Branding to allow the attendees to learn, interact and take something away that they could apply to their own brands.
The feedback from the workshop was that the students absolutely loved the real-world examples and the fact that I was so raw and candid about my successes with my personal brand. I hope to follow up with potentially more workshops with Deakin University in the near future.
Melbourne Business Week
Organised by Melbourne Business Network. I joined three other inspiring women on a panel to answer some tough questions about work, life balance, equal pay, harassment, career opportunities and much more.
Professional Networking Career Breakfast at Crown Towers
Topic: How to stand out, impact and accomplish.
Organised by the Australasian Hellenic Educational Progressive Association this was their 5th Annual Careers Breakfast. I was invited to participate as a panellist discussing and providing valuable insights into the challenges of a start-up business. Over 100 graduates and young professionals attended this event.
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