13 APRIL, 2018
TECHFORMATION IS THE ONE DAY EVENT WHERE WOMEN IN TECH come to:
- SHARE THEIR REAL-LIFE STORIES (the high-highs and their ground breaking lows)
- TEACH REAL TACTICS AND STRATEGIES on how they got to where they are today
- INSPIRE US to be courageous to keep our dreams and mission alive.
With a speaker lineup of 6 extraordinary women who are building tech products of the future or harnessing tech to build global businesses, RUN THE WORLD TECH-FORMATION will be the must-attend conference of the year.
5 Reasons why You need to attend
Forget boring conferences where you struggle to keep awake with copious amounts of caffeine. The inspiration-hit alone will be enough to keep you on the edge of your seat. We bring real stories to the stage that aim to inspire and pave the way for other women to strive to succeed and make a monumental difference with technology.
You can't be what you can't see. These extraordinary women will light a fire of possibility within us.
UNCOVER your talents.
It can be that one triggering sentence from a speaker that will help you uncover the talents you've been glossing over.
STRENGTHEN your mindset & strategy.
Walk away with nuggets of gold on how to create results and accomplish more. Think smarter not harder.
Been thinking of a career change or shifting gears to land that next gig? Understand how others have done it and how to do it too.
EXPAND your circle of influence.
They say it's who you know not what you know. Build your presence by meeting people you need to know.
AND NO ONE CAN STOP US.
Lauren’s fast-paced lifestyle and constant desire to look polished for her job became the catalyst to the conception of Glamazon in 2013. Starting as a salon booking app and pivoting towards peer-to-peer beauty services following a merger in 2016, Glamazon has fast become Australia’s largest real-time booking platform connecting 700 freelance stylists with more then 35,000 customers. Lauren was recently featured on Ten’s Shark Tank, delivering “the most perfect presentation I’ve ever heard,” according to Shark, Steve Baxter, securing $250,000 on the show, followed by closing a Seed Round of $1m.
Teresa Truda, the CEO and Co-Founder of chozun 途赞, the world’s first travel ecosystem powered by AI, data science and underpinned by blockchain and cryptocurrency, is a global rising star. An international award-winning entrepreneur who left her traditional Italian lifestyle and secure Australian corporate life behind in early 2016 to launch a tech startup in China, Teresa has since raised funding from institutional investors, kicked off in 2 cities across China, South-East Asia and Australia and, alongside co-founder Zia Word, become the first women to launch their own travel and loyalty cryptocurrency in APAC, with an ICO due to be released in April 2018.
Nicole Kersh is the owner of a big, energetic brain. A self-described iconoclast, she recently sold her successful venture ‘4Cabling’ to private investors.
As a natural observer, watching her parents run a small electrical business from home was a dot she later joined in building the first online trade based website in Australia. Teaching herself to code, she filled a gap by using her platform to sell spare electrical products lying around the garage. From there, 4Cabling began.
Being young, feminine, gay, entrepreneurial, curious and successful in a male dominated industry has given Nicole a decade-worth of story. Having to hide so much ‘self’ has been a long, isolating and at times dispiriting journey.
Nicole will tell her story of being a young, gay women, pretending to be an old married man. Learning that authenticity is a true leader.
Tech Start Up Panelists
Emma Sharley is a brand and marketing strategist and the Co-Founder of fashion-tech start-up Shop You; a personalised shopping app matching you with brands that suit your style, using artificial intelligence.
With over 12 years' experience, she has led marketing for iconic brands both in Australia and overseas, including Westfield, Diane Von Fürstenberg, Westpac and T-Mobile. Emma also lectures at General Assembly and is an Advisory Board Member for IFAB (a global fashion think-tank).
She has always had a passion for forging new ground, transforming retail and understanding the customer of today and tomorrow.
Shahirah is co-founder of Finch, 'a financial app for your social life’ that lets you pay and request money instantly, run group tabs (think housemates or holidays) and track your social spending in one place. Finch’s behavioural approach to consumer finance landed them a spot in the #1 fintech incubator in the US, Envestnet |Yodlee, where the team won Best Product Demo. Shortly after launching across Australia in July last year, Finch raised $2.25m seed capital and was named ‘Top 10 Startup to Watch’ by Smart Company.
Danielle is the Co-Founder & CEO of Scrunch, one of Australia's fastest growing, data-driven Influencer Marketing platforms.
Scrunch launched in late 2014, and since then has raised $3Million in capital, built a world-class team and launched a SaaS platform in Australia and the US, setting up HQ in Brisbane, Australia.
Danielle and her team have been proven to be game-changers in the Influencer Marketing world, taking on massive advertising campaigns, collaborating with the likes of NewsCorp, Publicis Mojo, Under Armour, Swarovski, Youfoodz and more.
+ More speakers and Keynote speaker to be announced shortly
Date + time
Fri 13th April, 2018
10AM - 3PM
700 Bourke Street
Docklands, VIC 3008
PAST 2017 SPEAKERS
As a women’s empowerment organisation, we feel it’s our duty to do something about the appalling lack of diversity in the tech space and help to change the game.
So in 2018, for the second time, we’ll be exclusively showcasing female leaders in the tech space in order to inspire the next generation of tech and digital mavericks - so that women feel more included in the conversation, and more energised to take part.