Elevating South Australia's Innovative Women

Leila Henderson

News Maker

Leila created an entirely new media experience with Newsmaker.com.au, that enables anyone to send press releases to journalists without any knowledge of media distribution or media databases.
A former News Ltd journalist, President of the Public Relations Institute of Australia in SA and PR advisor to IBM, Leila is a visionary business leader and strategic thinker. Over the past decade, she has developed software systems in response to the rapid changes in media communication. She has been recognised for her contribution to the PR, startup and IT industries by accolades such as the 2014 Women In Innovation Award (IT) award; inaugural Fellow of the New Venture Institute at Flinders University; Yellow Pages Business Ideas Grant; and ZONTA International Woman of Achievement.