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Women in Digital are proud to present 2021’s International Women’s Day in person! Thats right, it’s time to step away from the computer screen and webinar link – we want to see you in person for some real-life human to human (Covid-safe) networking.

2021’s International Women’s Day theme is #ChooseToChallenge – because from challenge comes change. So what better conversation to host than one about personal challenge and change across our careers in technology?

Join us to hear from four incredible female founders (and one very accomplished and entrepreneurial MC!) who are currently navigating their way in a digital landscape.

You’ll hear stories from a 22 year old AI entrepreneur through to an entrepreneur making legal services accessible to anyone, anywhere. A dentist using AI, VR and Machine Learning to instantly assess dental health and a Blockchain entrepreneur who has journeyed through multiple career pivots. Last but not least, our MC, an entrepreneur, author and innovation advisor who has worked with some of Australia’s leading organisations. What a line up!

These incredible women will share their very different journeys of entrepreneurship, discussing:

  • What their most recent #choosetochallenge moment has been
  • How they got to where they are today
  • What working in technology is really like
  • What they wish they knew before they started
  • The resilience tips and tricks we can all learn from them
  • How we each can encourage more female founders into the industry
  • Side hustles, side steps, backward steps and leaps forward – why the journey to success is never linear; and of course
  • Questions from the audience!

We welcome all champions of diversity, man-bassadors included! 

Costs & Inclusions

Sit down breakfast, coffee / tea and IWD panel event. All ticket sales cl0se on the 10th of March.

Early bird special available until Friday the 26th of March. Get in quick!

Our Speakers

Dr Jane Thomason Blockchain Entrepreneur (various)
Dr Jane Thomason is the epitome of a woman in digital in our eyes. A leading evangelist for blockchain and cryptocurrencies, Jane is also a social entrepreneur, visionary leader, social innovator, accomplished author and advocate for digital transformation, focused on emerging economies. She has a successful track record of leadership globally and uses her wealth of experience to advise, mentor, present and inspire both startups and people across the globe.

Katie Richards Founder & CEO (Law on Earth & Virtual Legal)
Katie is an entrepreneur, educator, enabler and above all else, an innovator. A solicitor turned CEO, Katie embarked on her entrepreneurship journey when she founded Virtual Legal before going on to start Law On Earth, online legal platforms designed to make legal services accessible to everyone, anywhere, anytime. Also a champion for gender diversity, it’s no wonder Katie was awarded Innovator of the Year at our 2019 Women in Digital Awards.

Imogen Low Co-Founder & CTO (nwo.ai)
Meet Imogen Low. Imogen is the award-winning Co-Founder and CTO of NWO.ai, a predictive AI platform that tracks over 20 million microtrends. At just 17, she was well on her way to becoming a leader in digital as a Machine Learning Engineer at SAP. It’s hard to not be impressed at anything she does. A passionate advocate for young women in IT, Imogen is an impressive role model and innovator, destined for great things.

Dr Padma Gadiyar Founder & CEO (smilo.ai)
Dr Padma Gadiyar has had an interesting career indeed. An experienced clinician, Padma opened her first dental practice in Australia 9 years ago, before started her journey as an entrepreneur in 2018. She now leads several multi-million dollar practices, authored her own book and has founded not one, but two tech startups using the power of AI, VR and Machine Learning to improve patient and provider engagement and productivity.

MC Bella Zanesco, Innovation Advisory Consultant (AWS) 
Last but not least, we have our incredible MC for this event, Bella Zanesco. Bella is a high-performance coach and innovation advisory with a deep domain of experience. An international best-selling author and keynote speaker on the side, she is well-known for leading high performing teams, has mentored over 50 startups and fun fact, was a finalist for the Women in Digital’s Community Champion award in 2019. Bella is now Innovation Advisory Consultant of our sponsor AWS. We are excited to have her lead this amazing panel.

Event Format

6:45am Doors open 

7:00am Networking begins

7:20am Breakfast is served

7:30am Event kick off

8:30am Event formalities finish, networking

9:00am Event close

Have a question?

Email our community Manager, Carly – carly@womenindigital.org

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