Women in Business Speakers

Amanda Johnstone

As one of Australia's most globally acknowledged AI technologists and technology communicators, Amanda's contributions have been celebrated by TIME as a Next Generation Leader and by The CEO Magazine with the Start-up Executive of the Year award. In 2023, LinkedIn awarded her as a Top Voice in Artificial Intelligence.

Recognised as a subject matter expert in both emerging technology and modern leadership, Amanda lends her insights to organisations including YPO, Zoom, The Australian Digital Health Agency, Allianz, Kellogg's, Universal, Stanford, Optus, ADMA and Google Cloud.

Arishma Singh

Arishma is a globally certified and accredited EFT practitioner, facilitating change for her clients by working with their mind, psyche and identity. She is passionate about bringing true personal growth to the corporate world, using the effective mind-body techniques developed as part of her copyright THRIVE model.

With over 20 years of corporate experience with multinational corporations and start-ups such as American Express, Nielsen Media, Google Australia, Pivot Software and Experian, Arishma has been known as a top performer, a ‘pocket rocket’ and a woman to watch. Her first upcoming book “The Respected
Salesperson” is a must-read for anybody who wants to redefine what it means to be successful in sales.

Ashley Fell

Ashley Fell is a social researcher, TEDx speaker and Head of Communications at the internationally recognised McCrindle. As a trends analyst and media commentator she understands how to effectively communicate across diverse audiences. From her experience in managing media relations, social media platforms and content creation, Ashley advises on how to achieve cut through in message-saturated times.

Bella Zanesco

Bella Zanesco is a modern day polymath. A world champion, creator of best practice wellbeing programs, passionate advocate for full-expression and award-winning entrepreneur, her mission is to make a healthier, happier workplace.

As a business executive, she delivered over $5 billion to Fortune 500 companies including Pepsi Co, Sainsbury's, Reed Elsevier, Unilever, and The Royal Mail. In 2015, was awarded UK’s Top 50 Young Changemaker for her work coaching at-risk high performers from British Sport, Bank of Japan, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, HSBC, Google, JP Morgan, KPMG, Microsoft, Saatchi & Saatchi and UBS.

Bourby Webster

Bourby Webster is a musician, rule breaker, game changer and advocate for women. She is also an experienced CEO, concert promoter, creative director, entrepreneur, mentor and consultant. Bourby founded the ground-breaking Perth Symphony Orchestra from which she retired as CEO and Creative Director in 2022.

Catherine Plano

Catherine is known in her community as an innovative leader and creative entrepreneur who specialises in helping people achieve their goals and dreams. She is passionate about assisting others to reach their highest ambitions and live a life that is fulfilling and rich. She is a strong advocate and a leader by nature. Catherine thinks BIG, encourages possibilities, and honors individual wisdom and strengths, and is valued for helping leaders build stronger and more effective teams that come to think strategically and engage in meaningful conversations that allow for reflection, change and growth.

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