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Earn Money with Confidence: How Women in Business Overcome the Biggest Problems

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+11

A panel discussion from our Education Sponsor, AcademyXi
According to recent research, only around 33% of all Australian businesses are owned by women. As more women enter the realm of business ownership, there are a number of unique challenges they must tackle to drive success, profit and impact.

What are some of these challenges, and how are strong, informed women kicking down business, and social barriers to scale for success?

At our panel, Earn Money with Confidence: How Women in Business Overcome the Biggest Problems, our amazing panelists will explore:

• What are some of the biggest challenges women face in business leadership?
• The top skills successful women who run businesses posses
• How women cultivate confidence to smash business goals and earn money their own way
• Personal success stories from independent and powerful business women


Emily Jaksch – Founder and Managing Director at HR Gurus
Emily is a highly regarded speaker and author. A talented award-winning HR Strategist, Master NLP communicator and motivational educator. Degree qualified (BComm) and a certified professional member of the Australian Human Resource Institute Emily has worked across many industries, for large international companies including The Royal Bank of Scotland, Australia’s icon GM Holden, and giants Wesfarmers and Coles. Emily’s no nonsense, humorous and straight talking approach enables her to deliver the message that everyone needs to hear about managing the Millennial “virus” in your organization!

Nikki Ricks – Membership Coordinator at Scale Investors Ltd
Nikki is a business consultant for creative scalable women-owned businesses at Feminest. She hosts retreats, workshops, masterminds, dinners, book clubs, and works with women one-on-one to turn their dreams into realities. She also works as the Angel Coordinator at Scale Investors, the only female focused investor fund in Australia. In her free time she mentors at Now to Launch, a food business incubator supporting refugees.

Tash Bickley – Product Development Manager, Kintic Pty Ltd
Tash started Kintic to deliver technology solutions that connect people in meaningful ways, utilising her background in social media application development and data analytics. Kintic’s key innovation is Bene, a mobile health app that connects people at risk with their own personal support network. Kintic has recently started work in the virtual and augmented (mixed) reality technology space and we are excited about the possibilities in these areas.

Tash has worked on enterprise solutions at NAB, ANZ, Telstra, NBN, Coles and Toll among others, and in a diverse range of industries including finance, insurance, retail, logistics and health, before taking the leap and starting her own company.

Nicole Heales – Financial Adviser, Mortgage Broker and Keynote Speaker
Nicole is a Financial Adviser, Mortgage Broker and Keynote Speaker who specialises in teaching women to be clever with money, so they can relax and enjoy their lives.

Nicole loves nothing more getting in front of a group of women, teaching and inspiring them to make positive changes in their lives.
Making women aware of female specific issues around gender pay gap and retirement savings is a passionate issue for Nicole. She understands this is where she can truly make a difference to more women, by helping us understand what is possible when we take control of our finances.

Nicole’s business, Nicole Heales Financial, provides a complete package of financial advice and education for women covering everything from money management, superannuation, insurances, mortgages, debt reduction and wealth creation.

Photo Credit: Atlanta Daniels, Blue Sky Ventures
Photographer: Wren Steiner
City of Melbourne and That Start Up Show 2017


February 7
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Academy Xi Melbourne
45 Exhibition St
Melbourne, au
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