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Learning Links

Welcome to the Female Founders Learning Links! Here you’ll find bios about Queensland female founders, community news and links to all sorts of resources to help you with your business and personal journey.

We’re constantly updating this page with the latest community news and highlighting the work of Queensland’s amazing female founders, so keep checking back to see what’s new and if you have anything exciting to share, please email us at femalefounders@impactinnovation.com

Female Founders Community News

  • Welcome to 2020!

    As a business founder, how prepared are you for external events impacting on your business? We could talk about your Disaster Recovery Plans but what if a Disaster isn’t about Recovery?
    What if a Disaster equals increased demand for your services and support? Demand you could never have predicted, and you have no control over.

  • In the modern world, democracy should include gender parity

    The Palaszczuk Government has delivered on its target of fifty percent women on government boards by 2020! “We have so many talented, skilled, and experienced women in Queensland, we need those women involved in decision making in our state”.

  • Homeward Bound has just announced it's next round of participants!

    Twenty-Eight Australian women from STEMM have been selected for the Homeward Bound 2020 to join the 12-month leadership, strategy, visibility and science program which ends with a voyage from Argentina to Antartica!

  • Queensland taking strides toward gender equality

    The Queensland Government’s Queensland Women’s Strategy Progress Report for 2016-18 and the 2018 Gender Equality Report Cards show ongoing improvements, particularly in the area of participation and leadership.

Inspiring Queensland Female Founders

Business: Resources & Buzz

  • Grants, Incubators & Accelerators

    Progressing new ideas can be daunting as a solo founder, or even with a small team. We’re rounding up a list of grants, incubator programs and accelerator programs, for those of you looking to scale-up or start-up.

    The knowledge, resources and connections these programs provide can be invaluable – so check the criteria, do the due diligence, and if it’s right for you, apply!

  • Creating Connections

    Your network is everything – and who knows better the challenges you’re going through than your peers? If you’re looking to connect with some like-minded female founders, check out our list of entrepreneur networks and start creating some new connections!

  • Accelerating Growth

    Preparing for growth? Whether you’re looking at hiring, acquiring customers, finding capital to scale, marketing to increase sales, or commercialising new ideas, we’ve got you covered!

    Our resources will be here to help you accelerate your growth!

Personal: Motivation, Self Care and More

  • Motivation

    As entrepreneurs, most of the time we’re in the flow – but we can all use an extra dose of motivation, especially in challenging times.

    Here’s our favourite stories, videos, tips and tricks when you need a little pick-me-up!

  • Self Care & Mental Health

    Did you know that entrepreneurs are 50% more likely to report having a mental health condition? There is a psychological price that comes with entrepreneurship, and we need to make sure that we’re managing our health, and building resilience.

    We’ve curated our favourite resources to help you balance life + business now!

  • Developing Skills

    In business, we tend to be a jack-of-all trades, juggling dozens of balls and spinning plates at the same time. Making sure we continue to develop skills, whether it’s leadership, managing teams, public speaking, pitching, financial literacy or marketing, and invest in ourselves is critical.

    We’ve posted some resources here!