Meet The Marie Claire x Tech Ready Women Speakers

The full list of speakers for the marie claire x Tech Ready event has been revealed - and you definitely won't want to miss out!

marie claire has partnered with Tech Ready Women to host a two-day entrepreneurial masterclass, where Australia’s top tech entrepreneurs will show you how to successfully launch your startup idea.

Sydney entrepreneurs, meet our expert line-up…

Christie Whitehill, Founder, Tech Ready Women

Christie is an award-winning entrepreneur and mentor in the Australian tech space, dedicated to empowering and educating women in startups, tech and innovation. She is the founder and CEO of Tech Ready Women and the creator of the Tech Ready Program—a ten-week accelerator specifically designed for non-tech female founders who want to step confidently into the tech space.

Christie Whitehill

Lana Hopkins, CO-CEO & Founder, Mon Purse

Lana is the founder of Mon Purse, an initiative that enables you to design and personalise your own leather handbag and accessories. Connecting technology and fashion with customer experience is at the heart of everything they do, and has given them multiples stories of success. After two years of effort, Mon Purse is now valued at over $30 million.

Lana Hopkins

David Bolton, Technology and Product Leader, Woolworths Group

David leads digital tech teams to get outstanding technology and business results now, and sustained performance in the future. He particularly enjoys evolving existing organisational structures and practices for a digital tech landscape. Professionally he has worked with everything from corporates such as News Corp, Telstra, Westfield, Woolworths, ING Direct, along with a handful of unknown small companies and startups.

David Bolton

Taryn Williams, Founder & CEO,

Taryn is the Founder and CEO of WINK Models, as well as CEO & Founder of The Right Fit. Launched in 2016, TheRight.Fit, is an online influencer and talent platform now used by major advertising agencies and brands to find the best and brightest talent for their jobs. Taryn was as a Finalist in the 2015 Female Entrepreneur Awards, 2015 B&T Hot 30 under 30 and SmartCompany 30 under 30.

Taryn Williams

Lauren Silvers, Co-Founder, Glamazon

Lauren is a former beauty and fashion publicist, with experience executing large-scale PR and marketing campaigns. Lauren’s fast-paced lifestyle and desire to look polished for her job became the catalyst to the conception of Glamazon. In December 2016, Lauren partnered with successful fashion entrepreneur Lisa Maree, and together, Lauren and Lisa have grown Glamazon to be Australia’s largest on-demand at-home beauty marketplace.

Lauren Silvers

Magda Cortez, Senior Product Manager, Gumtree

Magda is a curious and creative product manager, who has spent the last 12 years crafting cross-platform digital experiences. She is the Senior Product Manager at eBay Classifieds Group currently working on Gumtree. Magda is responsible for shaping experiences that connect buyers, sellers and brands within Gumtree using data, messaging and AI technology.

Magda Cortez

Blaise McCann, Founder, Hear us Roar

Hear us Roar is the retail platform born out of Blaise’s own experience as a model for the past 10 years. It is a two-sided marketplace for ‘plus-size’ or ‘curvy’ women’s clothing, that connects local fashion designers who make women’s clothing in larger sizes with customers. Her goal is to build the platform into a global marketplace that can also shine a light on Australian fashion designers.

Blaise McCann

Hayley Warren, Founder & CEO, HALO Medical Devices

Hayley started her Subiaco-based company, HALO Medical Devices, while still a physiotherapy student. She developed a new goniometer, a tool used to measure joint movement and help recovery from injury. Hayley has since been named WA Innovator of the Year in the startup category, and attracted private capital and a Federal Government grant to take her product to the world.

Hayley Warren

Shelley Laslett, CEO & Co-Founder, Vitae.Coach

Shelley is the CEO and Co-Founder of Vitae.Coach, a brain based coaching startup that combines neuroscience with technology. Shelley is also a startup advisor, mentor and startup board member, focussed on strategy and growth. Through her roles, Shelley has gained global experience in; innovation, strategy, sales, operations, marketing, culture, partnerships and growth.

Shelley Laslett

Emma Sharley, Co-Founder & CMO, Shop You

Emma is the Co-Founder of retail tech start-up Shop You. She also has over 12 years’ experience in brand and marketing, having led marketing for iconic brands including Westfield, Diane Von Fürstenberg, Westpac and T-Mobile. Emma is passionate about disruption and forging new ground to create better customer experiences and support the retail industry. Helping businesses transform into a customer-centric approach is her specialty.

Emma Sharley

Join us for the 2-day masterclass to hear from these inspiring experts.

Where: Dexus Place, 1 Margaret St, Sydney, 2000

Date: May 25 and 26, 2018, 9am – 5pm.

Tickets: $250 for the two days. $180 for one day

Click here to purchase your tickets!

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