Women in Business Speakers

Nova Peris OAM

Nova Peris-Kneebone is a versatile Australian athlete who has succeeded in both the sporting arenas of field hockey and track and field. She became the first Australian Aboriginal Athlete to ever win an Olympic Gold Medal on the hocky field. She later switched to athletics and contested the 1998 Commonwealth Games and 2000 Olympic Games. Nova has since worked in many roles supporting the indi ...

Pippa Hallas

Ella Baché is a respected skin care brand revered across the country. You may think you know its story, but there’s so much more to this brand than meets the eye.

Because it all started with one woman, a pot of wax and the decision to bare it all in the foyer of David Jones. Now, for the first time, CEO Pippa

Hallas opens up about the journey, legacy and lessons behind one of Australia's most iconic female led brands. The disruptions, the innovations, the mistakes and the risks - and what it really takes to successfully steer an 80 year old business into a radically new world.

Ricky Nowak

Ricky Nowak CSP is a former actor and experienced presenter who takes the drama out of conferences and events! With her fresh and unique approach as MC, Speaker, or Facilitator she brings her quick wit, curiosity, authentic style, and sense of humour to audiences - big or small, corporate or business. She is well researched, can adapt to all situations, is cool under pressure, and easy to work with. She is as much at home in the Board Room as she is in the Conference Room and will make your event shine and know you are you in expert hands!

Samantha Brett

Samantha Brett is the Founder & CEO of Australian brand, Naked Sundays, one of Australia’s leading Millennial sunscreen brands with world-first multitasking skincare-makeup benefits for the face and body.

Samantha, a former national TV news reporter and anchor, spent her days on assignment as a Breaking News journalist for Channel Seven, Sunrise, outside all day in the blazing sun with a full face of makeup. Despite the prevalence of skin cancer in Australia, Samantha quickly found very few sunscreens on the market, if any, catered specifically to be able to top up her sunscreen doing the day.

After witnessing two colleagues have to get skin cancer removals and alarmed by the statistics (70% of 16-30 year olds are at high risk for melanoma, yet only 70% wear SPF everyday), Samantha knew something needed to be done. Born out of necessity, she created the first-ever SPF designed to be applied over makeup.

Samantha Brett is a familiar face on global television screens, having been a national TV news reporter and anchor for over a decade, appearing on Australian networks including, Sky News, CBS, CNN and Australia’s #1 breakfast television show Sunrise.

Samantha is also a bestselling author of 10 books.

Samantha Gash

How does a law student and casual runner from Melbourne become the first woman and youngest person ever to complete the ‘4 Desert Ultra Marathon Series’ – one of the toughest endurance events on Earth?

Samantha Gash initially set out to test her physical and mental limitations – having no idea of the journey of self-discovery she would undertake.

Speakers for International Women's Day 2024

International Women’s Day 2024 celebrates the leaders and changemakers who are redefining innovation – creating new social, economic and cultural codes for a gender-equal future. These are the speakers who are breaking down barriers with bold and innovative ideas, closing the divide and paving the way for future generations.

Their empowering stories of determination and resilience are guaranteed to inspire and captivate your audience.  Let us connect you with some of these speakers. Planning for your International Women’s Day event starts now!

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