Our podcast is a conversation with you. I'll be sharing intimate and authentic stories with women in the tech and creative industries. We will reveal some of the challenges and insights of being a female leader/founder, share insights and tips on entrepreneurship, tools and strategies for creating a successful tech or creative startup.
This series is here to encourage more female representation and diversity inside of STEM and technology companies.
We are stronger together.
Carol Mahoney - Chirpy Plus
Proving age is no barrier to becoming an entrepreneur, Carol has a history in technology has come out of retirement from previous roles with EY, Bunnings and Dominion Breweries. Carol has been working with her son Shaun for over 5 years, with a couple of start-ups which in turn have helped shape the ideas for Chirpyplus.co.nz. The concept behind ChirpyPlus is to reduce loneliness in the over 55's by providing real-life friendships and connections. ChirpyPlus is a subscription-only model, is growing fast throughout Australia and New Zealand, and has very passionate and loyal members.
Heroines Women in Tech - Alyona Medelyan - Founder Thematic
Alyona Medelyan, PhD is the CEO of Thematic, an AI-driven customer insights solution backed by YCombinator. Thematic helps companies improve customer retention through insights from customer feedback and was founded in Auckland, New Zealand.
Jenene Crossan, - Founder - Flossie.com
Founder of Flossie, a UX software company that reduces booking abandonment and increases revenue by streaming the user experience. They have Global clients in Australia and NZ and now available in the UK as 'Powered by Flossie' she talks to us about the struggle of being a female founder in the 'beauty tech' industry. The power of tenacity and resilience and the resistance to conforming to 'startup theatre'.
Melissa Field - Founder - Loop
Melissa is a qualified primary school teacher and mother of three delightful (and very busy) boys. Frustrated with the complexity of finding children’s activities online, Melissa took a giant leap from teaching to app founder, to bring you LOOP.
LOOP gives you the ability to search hundreds of children’s events, activities and much more all in the palm of your hand. With it's easy to use functions, Melissa hopes you spend less time scrolling and more time with your family.
Rachel Strevens, CEO/Founder - Invsta
Rachel is the Founder & CEO of Invsta, a New Zealand FinTech company that provides a range of innovative digital wealth and digital asset investment management solutions to financial service businesses globally.
Sarah Jennings - COO of Stretchsense
We’ll be talking to Sarah Jennings COO at Stretchsense, the global supplier of soft, stretchy sensors whose mission is to democratize wearables by making cutting-edge R&D accessible to everyone. Sarah takes us on her journey from academia, to get her foot in the door in new tech, becoming COO and creating a diverse team and inclusive culture for the business.
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So inspiring listening to these ladies who are true heroes. They have been on some crazy journeys to get their business off the ground and I can't wait to hear what happens next. Vic-Please add "follow up - 2years on..."
I really enjoyed hearing about obstacles that became strengths in this interview, it has motivated me to try something I never thought I could do.
Great podcast, enjoy listening to these inspiring people! Nice work heroines.