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BCG Digital Ventures

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The Rocks, NSW 2000


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If you’re a female entrepreneur or thinking of owning your own business, this Meet Up is the perfect setting to meet other women in the same boat. This is not a networking group – we’re here to have real conversations and make real connections.

What do we mean by real? Well you know when you walk into a room and feel welcome even when you don’t know anyone? Or when you share experiences with someone and they say “me too!”? How about when you share tough times with someone and they don’t try to give you the advice to fix it but rather - they just get you. This is what happens at League of Extraordinary Women Meet Ups.

WHERE: BCG Digital Ventures, 1/80 George St, The Rocks

WHEN: Thursday, 23rd November

TIME: 6.00PM - 8.00PM

TOPIC // Introduction to Tech & VC Funding

We're joined by a lineup of incredible female entreprenuers, who have each achieved incredible feats in the tech space, including raising hundreds of thousands in venture captial. We will discuss global expansion, social influencing and give an intorduction into the world of capital raising. Hear their stories, learn from their success and mistakes, and be inspired to think about your business on a global on scale.



Nicola Hazell is one of Australia's leading voices on gender equality and social innovation. After more than ten years working in media and public affairs in the community sector, politics and television news, in 2016 Nicola joined startup and innovation group BlueChilli, to lead the development of a new open innovation program turbocharging female leadership in the growing startup economy.

In it's first year, the SheStarts program invested $1 million supporting eleven female founders to get started, kicked off a world-class accelerator program and launched an award-winning documentary series to redefine what it means to be a tech entrepreneur. Now in it's second yearn, the program has received international recognition as a case study in best practice for inclusive entrepreneurship.

REBEKAH CAMPBELL // Founder, Zambesi

Rebekah is founder of Zambesi.com, a marketplace where leaders of high-growth technology companies share knowledge in small-group workshops. Rebekah has 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur and has started four businesses. Her company 'Hey You’ is Australia’s largest payments application for cafes and restaurants. Rebekah has raised more than $15M in venture capital from investors in Australia and Silicon Valley. She writes extensively on entrepreneurship on her own blog. She recently held a weekly column for the New York Times and now contributes to the Australian Financial Review Boss Magazine.

KELLY SLESSOR // Founder, Shop You

Kelly Slessor CEO and founder of Shop You is a Digital Strategist specialising in mobile. With 17 years’ experience, Kelly began her career with British Telecom, the UK's largest telecommunications provider.

Kelly has spent her career understanding consumer behaviour, simplifying technology and designing the future based on insights and research.

Working with major clients including Westfield, Gluestore, Le Specs, Mountain Designs, Woolworths, Fairfax, Big W, Suncorp and LendLease right through to SMEs;


Lauren’s fast-paced lifestyle and constant desire to look polished for her job became the catalyst to the conception of Glamazon in 2013. Starting as a salon booking app and pivoting towards peer-to-peer beauty services following a merger in 2016, Glamazon has fast become Australia’s largest real-time booking platform connecting 700 freelance stylists with more then 35,000 customers. Lauren was recently featured on Ten’s Shark Tank, delivering “the most perfect presentation I’ve ever heard,” according to Shark, Steve Baxter, securing $250,000 on the show, followed by closing a Seed Round of $1m.

HOST & FACILITATOR // ANDREA CULLIGAN - Chief Customer Experience Officer, Redii

A business owner and entrepreneur with almost two decades' experience, Andrea's knowledge and know-how spans not only industries and concepts, but also the globe. From branding, communications, media and publishing; to the worlds of distribution, logistics and dot.coms - Andrea's professional footprint is broad, yet detailed. She is a vibrant and authentic leader who inspires by example and is not afraid to make the tough decisions needed to propel a business to the next level.

Andrea's passion is in helping people make better choices through powerful and authentic employer branding and employee engagement. If people are empowered to make the right decisions about where they work and who they work for, the outcomes are better for everyone. No matter the business nature or size, the question Andrea asks is always the same – "Are your people connected to your purpose?" When people feel connected to the business, both will thrive. And it's this passion for thriving workplaces and cultures that gets her out of bed every morning.

Andrea’s Accolades include Telstra Young Businesswoman of the Year, 2009 (NSW), Telstra Small Business of the Year, 2009 (NSW), Listed on the BRW Fast 100 list (2010).


1) Tickets are $40 (+booking fee), or $20 (+booking fee) for League members.

2) If you’ve never been to a League event, there’s a reason why we don’t use the “N” word and we use the word “connecting” and that’s because of the negative connotation of soliciting, selling and business card swapping. Bleh, no one wants to go to an event to talk to someone for 20 minutes only to realise you’re being sucked into buying some powdered thickshakes. We are here to connect authentically and honestly – share stories and experiences, learn from each other and respect each other. Magical things WILL happen and people will seek you out to buy from you when you work from an honest heartspace.

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