2018 is an exciting year for women in technology. No longer is technology start-ups a space for men to shine and shine alone, but many of our on-shore companies are dominating the ranks with strong female leaders at the helm.
In celebration of International Women’s Day 2018, we’ve put together a list of women who have caught our attention in the last few years and are dominating the Australian tech industry in 2018.
Natalie Nguyen – CEO of Hyper Anna
Natalie is the chief executive officer of data science start-up Hyper Anna. Hyper Anna is fast-growing tech company, focused on Data Science analysis through AI. With a Design Computing background and seven years’ experience with data science and data commercialisation, Natalie is an incredibly capable Co-founder and CEO of this exciting Aussie start-up.
Melanie Perkins – CEO of Canva
As one of Australia’s greatest success stories in recent times, Canva has garnered much attention as it hit ‘unicorn’ status earlier this year – being worth over 1 Billion US Dollars.
Leading from the front, Co-Founder and CEO Melanie Perkins has been instrumental to the rise and rise of the online design platform. The University of Western Australia student changed the design game with Canva, making high quality content achievable for anyone, and 2018 is set to be another huge year for Melanie and her team.
Catriona Wallace – CEO of Flamingo
Catriona is an established and proven entrepreneur, multi-award winning, recognised business leader. She is currently applying her skills in leadership and business at Flamingo, a Virtual Customer Assistants guide your customers automatically through their online purchase and service experiences.
Kylie Lewis, Founder of OfKin
Kylie stepped out of her role as Head of Digital at Kikki.K and into a sea of success with her own startup, OfKin. Kylie now coaches creative, curious and entrepreneurial businesses and their teams interested in humanising work, building brave businesses and cultivating professional and personal courage. Helping brands navigate the digital space, Kylie brings a wealth of creativity, business knowledge and passion to her clients.
Mita Bedi, CEO of Resonate
As our own fearless leader, Mita is an incredible example of business leadership in the Australian Tech scene. Rising through the ranks at Resonate, Mita took up the reigns as CEO in July 2016 and hasn’t looked back. Passionate about women in tech, Mita is proud to lead a team of 52% female staff – an unprecedented statistic.