Forbes Australia announces 2023 Women’s Summit

Celebrating inspirational business leaders, entrepreneurs and changemakers

Sydney, AUSTRALIA (January 23, 2023) – Forbes Australia today announced its inaugural Forbes Australia Women’s Summit, “The Power of Now”, taking place on Wednesday March 22 at the International Conventional Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

The 2023 Forbes Australia Women’s Summit will feature some of the country’s most innovative visionaries and leaders, inspiring conversations around “The Power of Now”, a theme dedicated to unlocking new thinking and translating ideas into impact, and leveraging this pivotal time of change to build not just a successful future, but a resilient and gender-balanced one.

The summit will feature Australian model and entrepreneur Miranda Kerr, Diversity Council CEO Lisa Annese, Team Global Express Group CEO Christine Holgate, Google Australia and New Zealand VP and Managing Director Melanie Silva, Pinterest Country Manager Melinda Petrunoff, The Gaimaragal Group Founder Susan Moylan-Coombs, and many more. The summit will bring together a diverse range of industry luminaries from the worlds of business, entertainment and more.

Speakers also include:
Ava Matthews and Bec Jefferd, Co-Founders, UltraViolette
Dr Catriona Wallace, Founder, Responsible Metaverse Alliance, Boab, Gradient Institute
Christine Holgate, Group CEO, Team Global Express
Georgie Dent, CEO, The Parenthood, and Journalist/Speaker
Hannon Comazzetto, CEO, AirRobe
Isharna Walsh, Founder and CEO, Coral
Jennifer Atilemile, Model, Writer and Activist
Kim Randle, CEO, FairSupply
Lisa Annese, CEO, Diversity Council
Maria Lykouras, Executive, JBWere
Melanie Silva, VP and Managing Director, Google Australia and New Zealand
Melinda Petrunoff, Country Manager, Pinterest
Michelle Battersby, Co-Founder and CMO, Sunroom
Miranda Kerr, Model and Founder, KORA Organics
Natasha Oakley, Co-Founder, Monday Swimwear and The Pilates Class
Nicole McInnes, Managing Director, WeightWatchers Australia and New Zealand
Sam White, Founder and Global CEO, Stella Insurance
Shahna Smith, CEO, Amplified Beauty
Susan Moylan-Coombs, Founder, The Gaimaragal Group
Additional speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Forbes Australia Editor-in-Chief, Sarah O’Carroll, said: “An idea can change the world but how do you bring it to life? The 2023 Forbes Australia Women’s Summit is a unique opportunity to meet the influential female leaders who turned ideas into impact. Hear their stories, learn how they did it, and walk away with real, tangible action items to get you where you’re going.”

The presenting sponsor for the inaugural Forbes Australia Women’s Summit is NAB Private Wealth, with PwC as platinum sponsor and Stella Insurance as diamond sponsor. The Women’s Summit is the second summit presented by Forbes Australia in
recent months and follows the successful Business Summit in November 2022.

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