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Fri, 24 July



Impact Gathering: Why Female-Led is Different

Join us for the first webinar of the Impact Gathering series: Candid Conversations with Purpose-led Women, where we'll explore 'Why female-led is different'. Hear from female change-makers; Anika Horn, Stacey Ross, Elise Stephenson and Lara Carton and connect and share during the Q&A session.

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Impact Gathering: Why Female-Led is Different
Impact Gathering: Why Female-Led is Different

Time & Location

24 July 2020, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm


About The Event

In this webinar event, brought to you by Impact Boom and Mumma Got Skills, we are providing a space to connect on real issues pertaining to women in business, specifically impact-led enterprise. We hope to inspire action, provide insights and create a safe space for women to learn and share.

This is not a regular panel. You will have an exclusive opportunity to engage in meaningful discussion through a live Q&A at the end of the session. We want you to shape the conversation to draw out some of the greater 'whys' surrounding impact-led female enterprises.

Find further details below of the panelists below.

When: Friday 24th July 2020

Where: This is a virtual event. We will share the link with registered audience members 24 hours prior to the event.

Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm AEST (Brisbane, Australia)

Cost: This is a 'pay-what-you-like' event, with free tickets available for those who have been affected by COVID. 50% of profits will be donated to The Centre for Women and Co. - an organisation that supports women in crisis.

Impact Boom is a certified social enterprise and reinvests back into initiatives that create a better world.

Panelists: Anika Horn

Anika Horn is on a mission to support changemakers build purpose-driven careers, organizations and ecosystems without losing themselves

Rooted at the intersection of systems thinking, social impact and storytelling, she helps changemakers lead impact-driven careers and meaningful lives by equipping them with thought-provoking insights, field-tested resources and a strong peer community at Social Venturers. Through her advisory services, Anika works closely with selected purpose-driven entrepreneurs in the areas of strategy, communications, personal and professional growth. She leverages her global network to raise the profile of ecosystem building for social change as a contributing editor for Impact Boom (where she covers Europe and the U.S.) and Ecosystem Builder Hub (where she heads up the national campaign Unsung Ecosystem of Ecosystem Building) as well as co-lead of storytelling at the ESHIP Storytelling Initiative.

Previously, Anika co-founded Unreasonable Lab VA (Virginia’s first mini-accelerator for social entrepreneurs), CO.STARTERS VA (a startup program for idea-stage founders) and Rebelle Con (a boutique conference for entrepreneurial women). At the same time, she worked with high-growth startups at nationally ranked accelerator program Lighthouse Labs and spearheaded the B Corp movement in Virginia as the state’s official B Keeper.

Stacey Ross

Founder and CEO at The Centre for Women and Co. a Not For Profit with a Social Enterprise arm, Her.Platform. The service works to provide holistic domestic and family violence crisis support, women’s health services and empowering programs for families in the Redlands and across Logan in QLD. Stacey is also on the Board of the Logan Social Enterprise Network and a Director for Brisbane Housing Company. Working in the community and alongside her team is her absolute passion and she is totally on purpose.

We will be donating 50% of our profits from this webinar to The Centre for Women and Co. Stacey is also on the Board of the Logan Social Enterprise Network.

Elise Stephenson

Elise Stephenson is an award-winning social entrepreneur and researcher from Griffith University, Brisbane. Elise is a recognised expert on gender equality and women's leadership in international affairs, awarded by the United Nations Australia Association, Foundation for Young Australians, and Women Deliver. She is co-founder of a social enterprise design and strategy studio, the Social Good Outpost, which strives to use the power of graphic and web design to create community change, working with clients to refine their communications and branding to be sustainable, increase impact and attract engagement. Elise has travelled over 65,000km around Australia in the past 4 years to work with rural and regional communities. However, 2019 and 2020 has seen her take her entrepreneurship and advocacy global, curating public diplomacy programs around social entrepreneurship and gender equality throughout Southeast Asia, in collaboration with the Australian Government and regional next generation leaders. She is a passionate 'doer' and feminist bringing social change to Australia and the world!

Lara Carton

Lara is the Associate Vice-Chancellor (Victoria Region) and Director of Social Innovation at CQ University Australia. Lara is responsible for the development and delivery of the University’s social innovation strategy including targets to embed social innovation skills and experiences across curriculum, research, social procurement and extra-curricular initiatives. Lara sits on the international Network Advisory Committee for Ashoka U, a member-based collaboration of universities dedicated to transforming higher education to create positive social change and impact.

As Associate Vice-President she is responsible for the management of the vibrant, city centre campus in Melbourne, and emerging educational delivery in regional Victoria.  In her role, Lara works closely with local and state government, industry leaders and alumni to further the opportunities for the University and students in the region.

Lara has worked in the education sector for 12 years across a range of leadership roles. She previously led brand and design consultancies following an early career in Local and State Government.

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