Managing Director of Explore Potential Consulting, Nicole has held positions in multinational, national and state based organisations in senior management, executive and director roles and is the former Chief Executive of SCOSA, the Spastic Centres of South Australia Inc. Nicole has driven numerous successful initiatives leading to sound business outcomes and has established an excellent reputation at an operational, strategic and governance level.
Nicole’s extensive professional achievements include being recognised at the 2013 SA Telstra Business Women’s Awards where she won two categories – Community and Government Award and the Young Business Women of the Year Award and the CPA Top 40 Business Leaders for 2013 and has been inducted to the South Australian Government’s Women's Honour roll.
Paula is an accomplished executive who has worked in both the profit and not-for-profit sectors. Paula brings over 20 years experience in international sales, business development, commercialization, marketing, brand expansion and philanthropy across the FMCG, pharmaceutical, human resources and education sectors. Her strength lies in her ability to use sound commercial principles to develop strategic, mutually beneficial and results driven business partnerships.
Rosie has comprehensive knowledge and over 25 years of experience in corporate governance, risk and commercial law.
She has extensive direct experience working with and reporting to Boards, management, shareholders, all levels of government (including foreign), regulators and other key stakeholders.
Shakhlo Rasulova is a qualified CPA, and brings a strong understanding of procurement, corporate governance, strategic planning and risk management and background in accounting and audit. Throughout her career she has been delivering range of corporate governance outcomes, including those associated with business planning and reporting, management and business process improvement.
Cindy has a passion for change and people, which is the perfect combination for her role as Manager, Organisational Reform in the SA Government. Cindy has had many years managing women in leadership programs and strategies, and considers one of her career highlights helping her organisation to win a National Diversity@Work Awards in 2010. Cindy currently has a focus in enabling and supporting grassroots innovation and creativity within her department. Combining Cindy’s thirst for innovative and creative solutions with her eagerness after finishing her MBA, Women in Innovation is the perfect playground for Cindy.
Courtney has over 10 years’ experience in communications and has a track record for delivering successful communications and marketing campaigns for the diverse organisations with which she has worked.
Courtney draws on her experiences as an accomplished athlete with extensive experience in the local, national and international arenas. Her years of successfully competing at the international level enable her to work both autonomously and as part of a team. Her drive and determination make her an asset in delivering projects on time and within budgetary constraints. Courtney is a motivated and energetic person who utilises her compelling communication style to collaborate, drive and innovate.
Tania is a passionate entrepreneur and the founding partner and Managing Director of DNA Security Solutions since 2007. She aims to ensure that all women have opportunities to achieve whatever their personal skills and dreams hold and is helping to develop these pathways in all fields of endeavour. Having been that which she describes as an “accidental entrepreneur” for the greater part of 20 years, Tania has successfully developed, grown and exited two previous businesses. Holding both a BA (Psychology) and a Business Degree (Marketing), Tania has also earned a number of business awards during her career, including a 2014 Winnovation Award in the Manufacturing and Defence category.
Megan loves helping people and organisations come up with great ideas, and extraordinary services. She is particularly interested in design thinking methods for innovation and wants to encourage women to be creative problem solvers. As a designer, she has worked in the technology field in private enterprise and for large government organisations for over 15 years to enhance and transform the way organisations do business and communicate with people. Megan brings a passion for great online design and engaging marketing and is deeply passionate about coming up with better services, new ways to innovate, to solve problems and tackle tricky challenges.
Marina currently heads up MCBI as Managing Director and has helped build the company into a successful and exciting organisation. Winner of the 2017 Winnovation award in the Maths category, Marina, is an experienced and successful entrepreneur and senior executive, with a vast array of professional competencies and skills ranging from transforming business models through to the application of great ICT to help organisations to operate better.
Scott invented the HEG. HEGS Clothes Pegs has significantly grown in the three years since its conception, now managing a dynamic core team of eight plus a manufacturing and assembly workforce of over 50, and exporting to 18 (and growing) countries around the globe. Scott recently moved production of HEGS™ from China to Australia, bucking the trend of major manufacturers.
The HEG is now 100% Australian made, designed and manufactured; featured on Channel 10’s Shark Tank Australia won the prestigious international Good Design Award, and the Telstra South Australia Business of the Year and Start Up award for 2015.
And as if he isn’t busy enough Scott Boocock, The Aussie Innovator recently published his first book ‘Turn Your Ideas Into Action’.
A senior executive with over 15 years’ experience in the media and digital sectors specialising in digital transformation of traditional businesses.
Nick works with with SA businesses government, education & industry to provide the thought leadership and insight required to ensure South Australian businesses are equipped with the technologies and platforms needed to transact in a 21st century economy.