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Female Founders Impact Events and Webinars

As part of the Advance Queensland initiative, we’ll be hosting events and webinars aimed at highlighting successful Female Founders and providing them with a platform to share their journey, challenges and engage with like-minded individuals!

Our goal is to create opportunities for founders, individuals and communities to have engaging conversations, create real connections and inspire women and girls to achieve everyday innovation – whether that be through discovering sustainable new business ventures, commercialising exciting technological prototypes or exporting novel new products.

If you are unable to get to an event in person, grab a coffee and get comfy with our webinar series or check out our event wrapups and webinar recordings. Alternatively, there’s also our Learning Links page where we share Female Founder profiles, community news, and resources FREE for you to share or use.

Upcoming Events and Webinars

Past Events and Webinars

  • Female Founders Virtual Workshop - Show me the Data

    Have you missed out on a grant, tender or investment opportunity because you couldn’t identify critical data?

    This discovery workshop discussed regulatory considerations and develop practical methods for Mackay-Based businesses to use their data to reinvent their business proposition and communicate your business value.

  • Female Founders Virtual Workshop: Business in Uncertain Times

    The current business environment is changing at a dynamic pace. Join us to discover, or re-visit, tools, concepts and thinking designed to assist you with your business in this uncertain time.

    This workshop was designed to assist businesses based in South East Qld cope with changes they may be experiencing due to COVID-19.

  • Female Founders Toowoomba workshop: Rapid Protyping and MVP

    Ever wondered if you should build a Prototype or Minimum Viable Product (MVP) for your business?

    This hands-on workshop explored Innovation theory and the differences between a Prototype and an MVP. We then spent time actively exploring ways to develop both Prototypes and MVP’s using everyday household/office items.

  • Female Founders HerStory

    Female Founders HerStory event celebrating International Women's Day

    On Friday 6th March 2020, the Female Founders Impact program was pleased to lend its support to International Women’s Day theme #EachforEqual and feature a panel of high-profile guest speakers including successful Queensland Female Founders and notable female community leaders.

    We were proud to support, highlight and discuss how founders can foster equality throughout their workplace and were delighted to live stream our event to other Queensland towns.

    Watch the video here

  • Female Founders webinar: Getting Investment Ready

    There has been a significant increase in female focussed incubators, accelerator programs and venture capital funds which are creating greater investment opportunities for women.

    While this is greatly appreciated and strongly supported, the need to increase access to early-stage investment for female business founders has been identified as one of the critical support structures needed to increase the proportion of female entrepreneurs in Australia.

    Check out the webinar recording of our discussion with Female Founders – Rebecca Wilson from Starts at 60 & Karen Cantwell from iStaySafe and Queensland Investors Bryce Greig & Monica Bradley as we discuss what founders can do to be investment ready.

  • Connecting Female Founders on Women's Entrepreneurship Day - November 2019

    Are you a female entrepreneur looking to connect, collaborate and celebrate with like-minded women?

    There’s never been a more important time to come together and support the women who create good jobs that power our economy.

    So grab a coffee and find out where you can connect with like-minded female entrepreneurs and #ChooseWomen thanks to our special guests, Theme Rains of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day and Samantha Meurant of The Rural Compass.

  • Female Founders Propel Her event in the Sunshine Coast - October 2019

    Join us and special guests Sandra Gosling, Coyo and Susanne Bransgrove,  where we will be discovering their motivations to found successful businesses and discuss the unique challenges they face managing multi-generational, family empires.

    Female Founders Program Lead and your host, Kellie Dyer from Impact Innovation Group, will also be at the event to answer any questions you have about the incredible Female Founders program. To find out more about the event and register, please visit our Eventbrite page or email us at femalefounders@impactinnovation.com

  • Female Founders BoostHer September Webinar

    There are a lot of buzzwords flying around today when businesses talk about digital transformation. Global research shows that as much as 96% of organisational budget in 2018 was spent on tech solutions specifically related to customer engagement. Redefining the way we approach customer engagement and digital marketing, it’s important for business leaders to understand these terms, their specific applications in a customer-experience context and deliver solutions that fulfil expectations.

    So grab a coffee and listen to these extraordinary Queensland female founders who will share their insights and experience in digital customer engagement and what it’s like to run highly successful Queensland businesses. 

  • Female Founder Propel Her event in Townsville - August 2019

    Leanne has been pushing the boundaries with Everledger using blockchain to build a universal verification system that enables the tracking and protection of high-value assets such as diamonds, fine art and wine.

    Check out our wrap-up of this event and join the discussion on what it is like to start a global technology enterprise, scale it and thrive!

  • Female Founder Propel Her event in Cairns - July 2019

    Anna Guenther is the co-founder and ‘Chief Bubble Blower’ of PledgeMe, New Zealand’s first crowdfunding platform. Anna has also worked for the New Zealand Government, MIT and Harvard, and completed her Masters in Entrepreneurship with a focus on crowdfunding. She moved to Australia as part of the HotDesQ programme, which coincided with changes in the legislation coming into effect allowing equity crowdfunding.

    Check out the wrap-up of our informative discussion on equity crowdfunding as she shares insights and advice for entrepreneurs looking to raise investment funds from family, friends and fans!

  • Female Founders Boost Her Webinar - June 2019

    The Queensland Female Founders Impact Program was launched on June 24th, 2019 with a BoostHer webinar that introduced the ways you can access the expertise and opportunities of the latest Advance Queensland initiative.

    So grab a coffee and listen to the extraordinary Queensland female founders who have contributed to the program’s development, including Yasmin Grigaliunas (fresh off the plane from introducing her business, World’s Biggest Garage Sale to the World Circular Economy Conference in Finland).