A couple of weeks ago I sat down with a couple of deadset startup dynamos – KeepCup Founder Abigail Forsyth and Health Lab Founder Jess Thomas along with One Girl CEO Sarah Ireland – to moderate a fast-moving dialogue about the day-to-day realities of running a high-growth venture, embedding ethics in economic models, and how supply chains and brands are innovating to meet the needs of the growing health conscious consumer segment.
The panel also unpacked the fundamental role of education and lifelonglearning (both formal and informal) in each of our business journeys thus far, acknowledging the incredible global work of One Girl whose mission is to bridge the gap for the 130 million girls across the planet who are denied access to an education. #DoitinaDress
What was clear from our conversation and shared stories is that every female founder and CEO has a different path and startup journey.
But the common grounds are grit, guts, a willingness to fall down, get up, keep learning, keep asking questions – and to keep going, even when you have absolutely no idea how, or where you’re going to land!
For more on One Girl see www.onegirl.org.au – and to support and celebrate the achievements of the world’s girls get behind the United Nations InternationalDayoftheGirl happening this Friday October 11, 2019.