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.
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.
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.
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.
With 20 years in Executive Recruitment Ruth has extensive experience in guiding people's successful careers and supporting organisations with executive recruitment, workforce planning and talent management, to ensure they have the best team in place to achieve success. With a passion for Wellbeing Ruth assists people to find a career they will thrive in and coach them on how to sustain energy levels to achieve peak performance while prioritising their health. Ruth established Elevate Women to be an online mentor to women looking to elevate their careers and enable women to share professional IQ and EQ.
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.
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.
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.
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’.