Currently fewer than 5% of high growth startups are owned by women – a sobering statistic, particularly when compared to the fact that 50% of Australian small business are founded by women.
Despite this, the case for female leadership within high growth business models is compelling. Research shows that female operated, venture-backed companies have 12% higher revenues and companies with more equalised executive management gender distribution get 30% better results from IPOs.
'Women Leading Businesses to Success' is an upcoming conference, featuring three female CEO panelists who will share inspirational stories and lessons in business. Together they wil touch on different stages of growth and a range of business models and target customers - B2B, B2C, Retail, Software as a Service and Professional Services.
Participating in the event are:
The panelists will be moderated by PwC's Innovation Manager, Marina Paronetto and the event will conclude with a Q&A session.
This special event is open to all and is a great opportunity to network and meet the newly appointed female CEO of Startup Victoria, Georgia Beattie. Come and hear personal stories, share experiences and discover unique learnings with other like-minded business women.
To purchase a ticket, please click here. As places are limited, early bookings are advised.
For more information on this upcoming event, please click here.
Artlivemedia was the recipient of the 2016 Telstra Business Award for Best New Business in Victoria and is also one of the faces of Small Business as part of the Small Business Festival Victoria. Startup Victoria is a part Victorian Government funded organisation, dedicated to high growth startups in Victoria.