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Bryony Cole: The Future of Sex

Bryony Cole is the creator of the Future of Sex podcast which she launched over a year ago and hopes will change the attitudes around sex tech. “It’s a very important topic and under the branch of sex tech is the robotics. I first thought it was totally creepy until I interviewed the makers of […]

by Stephanie Chung • December 8, 2017
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Dr Aifric Boylan: Qoctor

Dr Aifric Boylan is a Melbourne GP who is behind the online medical business Qoctor. It was founded by a group of doctors who could see that patients were still being forced to make face-to face appointments for simple health issues that could easily be addressed online. Dr Boylan told She Hacks News, people manage […]

by Stephanie Chung • December 7, 2017
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Kirsteen Phelan: Rome2Rio

Kirsteene Phelan is the COO of Rome2Rio; a go-to resource for figuring out how to get from A to B, anywhere in the world. If you’re in Rome and you’d like to get to Lesbos off the coast of Greece, there are a number of different ways to travel; you can fly, catch a ferry, […]

by Stephanie Chung • December 6, 2017
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Erika Gleeson: Autism Swim

Erika Gleeson started the business Autism Swim to specialise in water safety and swimming for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. They work with swimming instructors and organisations, providing them with training, resources and support so that they are better geared to teach individuals with ASD and cognitive deficit. “We provide training and resources to parents […]

by Stephanie Chung • December 5, 2017
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Huong Nguyen: teaching coding at primary school

Huong Nguyen is a teacher at Our Lady of the Way Primary School in Kingsbury, Victoria. She teaches grades four, five and six in a shared learning space with 51 students. Her role is primarily digital technologies where she assists her colleagues to plan for the effective use of tech to prepare students for the […]

by Stephanie Chung • December 1, 2017
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Luscheyne Mellon: Veromo

Luscheyne Mellon is the founder of Veromo, an affordable self-serve business formation platform helping new business owners start their business in the right way, in a fraction of the time. Luscheyne told SheHacksNews Veromo streamlines and automates most of the setup process of starting a business for sole traders, partnerships and companies. “This means you […]

by Stephanie Chung • November 30, 2017
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Hina Ahsan: Abyss Solutions

Hina Ahsan, along with her husband and co-founder Nasir, are the brains behind Abyss Solutions, a robotics company that combines the latest innovations in remotely operated underwater vehicles. These ROVs are then used for the inspection and management of underwater assets across a variety of sectors in government and industry. Hina told She Hacks News […]

by Stephanie Chung • November 29, 2017
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Sarah Pearce: Travelshoot

Sarah Pearce is the brains behind Travelshoot; connecting travellers with local photographers around the world. It all started when Sarah and her husband were in New York a few years ago “A friend of mine who was a photographer grabbed some professional snaps of us for his portfolio and kindly shared them with us. They […]

by Stephanie Chung • November 28, 2017
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Kate Lanyon: MforMe

When Kate Lanyon’s daughter Mina was three, she was trying to learn the alphabet…. without a huge amount of success.  Kate wasn’t sure what to do apart from reading with her. But one weekend when Mina was feeling under the weather and they were having a ‘home day’, Kate decided that they’d make an app […]

by Stephanie Chung • November 27, 2017
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Emmy-Lou Hamley: Senior Associate in the Experience Centre at PWC

Emmy-Lou Hamley has a background in health and a depth of experience in human behaviour; yet it was sheer frustration that got her to where she is today – a senior associate at PWC’s Experience Centre. “I saw so many people working a political role, people who were so fed up with work and the […]

by Stephanie Chung • November 24, 2017
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Jeanette Cheah: Hacker Exchange

Jeanette Cheah is the co-founder of the Hacker Exchange; an education service that connects university students and the next generation of Aussie entrepreneurs “What we do is bring tours of students who are entrepreneurial, who have business ideas, from mixed backgrounds, (for example, from IT, to computer science to design and business) and we take […]

by Stephanie Chung • November 23, 2017
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Ange Ferguson: ThoughtWorks

Ange Ferguson is the Group Managing Director, Asia Pacific, for ThoughtWorks – a global tech company that prides itself on hiring at least 50 per cent females. The company is very committed to improving diversity in the Australian tech industry. “We’ve made a conscious effort to not only attract female technologists, but to create something […]

by Stephanie Chung • November 22, 2017
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Danya Azzopardi: UX Designer, #SheHacks Alumni

Danya is a user experience designer and copywriter at realestate.com.au who has appeared at the last two She Hacks; returning in 2016 as a mentor.  She claims She Hacks has been an incredibly exciting experience which was also ‘a bit stressful.’ “Yet the sense of reward is really fulfilling and keeps bringing me back,” Danya […]

by Stephanie Chung • November 20, 2017
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Liz Thomas & Kate Bradley: Everywhere Roadie

Everywhere Roadie is the brainchild of Melbourne musicians, Kate Bradley (Dark Fair)and Liz Thomas (Ouch My Face, The Loveless), who were tired of forking out big bucks to hire gear when they were on the road. Everywhere Roadie helps cut the costs of touring and recording, and helps connect people when they’re playing out of […]

by Stephanie Chung • November 17, 2017
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Urissa Chinia: Love Smiles

Urissa Chinia is behind the start-up LoveSmiles; the world’s first teeth whitening kit that links sustainability to health and well being. It’s made out of 100 percent activated coconut shell and includes a natural biodegradable bamboo toothbrush. “When you purchase from us, you’re not only reducing your plastic footprint, you’re contributing to more gum trees […]

by Stephanie Chung • November 16, 2017
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Carolyn Mee: Sound Scouts

Carolyn Mee is the brains behind Sound Scouts, a game that detects hearing loss in children. A decade ago, Carolyn completed an Advance Diploma in digital media and she discovered the concept of serious games, games that utilise play to deliver more than fun. “I was fascinated by the power of serious games and was […]

by Stephanie Chung • November 15, 2017
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Sharndre Kushor: Crimson Education

When she was fresh out of high school, Sharndre Kushor set up Crimson Education, in a bid to help students re-imagine what’s possible, and help them achieve their full potential. “Our mission is to help students to unlock their potential through personalised learning. We work with a global network of more than 2,000 tutors and […]

by Stephanie Chung • November 14, 2017
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Charlotte Petris: Timelio

As the co-founder and CEO of Timelio, Charlotte Petris is passionate about improving the financial wellbeing of business owners. Timelio improves the cash flow for businesses and helps them get paid immediately, without waiting 30, 60 or 90 days for customers to pay. Timelio is an online marketplace that matches businesses with a network of […]

by Stephanie Chung • November 13, 2017
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Brianna Laugher: PyLadies Melbourne

PyLadies is a global mentorship group that aims to help more females become leaders in the Python open-source community. Their mission is to promote, educate and advance a diverse Python community by using outreach, education, conferences, events and social gatherings. Brianna Laugher is the organiser of PyLadies Melbourne, which currently has around 150 members. Brianna […]

by Lisy Kane • September 26, 2017
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Carly Fielding: Resolution123

Carly Fielding is disrupting the legal profession with her startup Resolution123. Her innovative new business is all about using technology to match employees that need simple, quick and affordable legal advice with experienced workplace lawyers. Carly has spent 12 years acting for employers and employees in private practice, as well as volunteering as an employment […]

by Lisy Kane • September 25, 2017
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GippsTech: Elena Kelareva

GippsTech is the brainchild of Elene Kelareva who was inspired to set up the organisation as she saw the decline of the mining industry in the Gippsland area and the impact of that decline on the community. “My husband is from the area and has been working there for seven years so we’ve had a […]

by Lisy Kane • September 21, 2017
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Brynn Davies: Lunchbox

Brynn Davies is on a mission – not only to breathe life into long form journalism, but to champion Australian music, with Lunchbox. It all began as a web series when Brynn was working in music media and found she needed a creative outlet. “I always loved Countdown and Molly Meldrum was my idol. I […]

by LJ Charleston • September 18, 2017
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Vela Georgiev – HardworX

Vela Georgiev is a Melbourne-based engineer who has worked on all aspects of the product development lifecycle, from idea to minimum viable product through to full turnkey manufacture.  She’s been working in Asia for several years (mostly Malaysia and China) and now she’s organised a curated tour to Shenzhen, China in November. The exciting news […]

by LJ Charleston • September 4, 2017
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Carolyne Burns: Expr3ss!

Carolyne Burns co-founded Expr3ss! when she realised the HR sector needed disrupting. She knew traditional recruitment methods are time consuming, subjective and create a dilemma. A recent Google study of 10,000 hires also showed zero benefit from reading CVs and the same study showed zero benefit from interviews too. Her Expr3ss! software and unique method […]

by LJ Charleston • July 20, 2017
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Sara Eastwood: Mybestgift

By the time Sara Eastwood’s eldest daughter was three, she realised they already had enough ‘stuff’ and she couldn’t bear the idea of the toy collection of two young girls growing any further. “I started looking for experiences for kids as an alternative for toys as gifts, and I couldn’t find a marketplace that solved […]

by Lisy Kane • July 14, 2017
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Sheree Rubinstein: One Roof

One Roof is a co-working space dedicated to women and women-led businesses. According to founder Sheree Rubinstein, the name One Roof embodies the idea that they provide everything a female entrepreneur needs to thrive under one roof. “I used to work as corporate lawyer in top tier law firm and I realised that wasn’t my […]

by Lisy Kane • July 12, 2017
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Jennifer Fein: Youli Travel

Youli Travel (You live to Travel) is a travel management solution. So, if you’re organising a gathering, such as a retreat in Bali, with people coming from all over the world with different itineraries (but a shared schedule) it enables you to manage schedules and payment, as well as itineraries, all in one place. It’s […]

by Lisy Kane • July 11, 2017
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Heba Shaheed: The Pelvic Expert

Starting a business during pregnancy and rushing off to hospital to give birth when she was in the middle of a 12 week startup accelerator is just part of life for Heba Shaheed – the founder of The Pelvic Expert. A passionate advocate for women’s health, particularly for issues such as pelvic floor dysfunction and […]

by LJ Charleston • June 22, 2017
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Grace Wong: Liven – the app revolutionising how we dine out

Melbourne businesswoman Grace Wong has always been inspired by startups using new technology to solve old problems. She realised that tech has changed the way people order takeaway meals but she wanted to devise a way to liven up people’s lives by rewarding them for dining out.   Wong co-founded and launched the app Liven […]

by LJ Charleston • June 21, 2017
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Bethany Koby: Technology Will Save Us

Bethany Koby is on a mission to use technology in the best way possible for young people – to help ignite their creativity and imagination so they’ll play, code and invent in ways previous generations have not been able to.   It was Bethany’s journey in motherhood that put on her the tech path, as […]

by LJ Charleston • June 21, 2017
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Naomi Young: Tinkertime and Nay Nay

Tinkertime is the brain-child of Naomi Young and, at its core, it’s a children’s entertainment brand that embraces the core concepts of STEM. Led by female protagonist, Nay Nay, it also features a YouTube channel along with music and videos airing on ABC Kids. Nay Nay also delights large crowds of audiences performing live shows […]

by LJ Charleston • June 19, 2017


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