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Unstoppable Female Forces: The Future of Online Business

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In 2015, there was a 46% increase in the number of women business operators over the past two decades in Australia*. Women are starting online businesses and revolutionising industries at an exponential rate. One Roof and Pin Payments are proud to bring this special event that will celebrate and spotlight women who are paving the way in building fast growing and scalable online businesses.

This FREE panel event will feature 4 stand out and well known speakers who represent unstoppable female forces in the online business world. 

Moderated by Jess Rhufus the panel will cover:

    • What makes the online world and ability to scale so exciting and how to harness this potential
    • The challenges that often are not talked about with online (security issues, customer service issues, manufacturing and distribution issues) 
    • How these women and their businesses have come out on top through the pandemic
    • Tips for launching and scaling ecommerce and online businesses
    • Successful marketing campaigns, partnerships and growth strategies we can learn from
    • Their greatest successes and failures and what we can learn from their experiences
    • Exciting future trends in the online and digital space

    Pin Payments are also sponsoring access to 12 months of business support through One Roof’s memberships, for 5 women-led businesses. Each business owner has the opportunity to elevate a fellow female founder, creating a positive domino effect of much-needed access to business resources, coaching, networks and more for women in business. Applications 18 August. Apply via:

    About Jess

    Jess Ruhfus is the Founder of Collabosaurus, a marketing platform that match-makes brands for clever collaborations & partnerships. Launched during the pandemic, Jess Rhufus is also the Founder of No.2, an Australian made post-flush perfume drop, stylish enough to display. With a background in fashion publicity and marketing education, Jess was frustrated sourcing cool brand partnerships in events, products & social media. So, she launched Collabosaurus in 2015, which has now attracted over 8500+ brands including Estee Lauder, ASOS, Bondi Sands & Marks & Spencer. Jess won the 2019 B&T 30 Under 30 award in Entrepreneurship, & has spoken for Apple, Vogue, General Assembly, Microsoft & The College of Event Management. 

    About Anna

    Anna Ross is a New Zealand-born creative and entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of Kester Black - a clean, ethical, forward-thinking  beauty brand producing products that are as good for your karma as your cuticles, lips and face. Moving from Dunedin to Melbourne in 2009, Anna developed the company from her bedroom with just $50 to her name. A few years, and a patented formula later, Kester Black was born with six, vegan and cruelty-free shades to choose from. As the first beauty brand in the world to be B-Corp certified, the brand is no stranger to innovation; showing no signs of slowing in 2022.

    About Kellie

    Kellie Brown is the founder of Fig & Bloom, which specialises in high-end, contemporary floral design, and is now Melbourne’s only five star florist, with thousands of loyal customers who can’t stop gushing about the incredible floral arrangements. After studying fashion design at RMIT University and spending a decade working with well-known brands including Decjuba, Wonderbra, Witchery and Zoo York, Kellie decided to take her fashion knowledge and experience into a completely different industry – floral design. 

    About Sarah

    Sarah Thornton is the Managing Director and Cofounder of the Finders Keepers, where communities come together to shop, explore and discover the very best from designers, makers and entrepreneurs in our country, online via their shop or in person at their markets. From her time in the trenches of building a small business, Sarah now understands how to build (and scale) a brand all the way from the nitty gritty to high level creative direction. From her background as a designer selling behind a market stall, to wearing many different business hats, she brings a wealth of gathered knowledge to her role as Managing Director.

    About One Roof

    One Roof is a digital network for ambitious women with a mission to increase the number and success of women leaders and entrepreneurs. Since pivoting from co-working to digital nearly 2 years ago One Roof has on-boarded well over 1000 women across Australia and is growing daily. The membership includes weekly masterclasses with world class speakers, free consultations with business experts, mastermind groups, weekly networking sessions, opportunities to boost your business visibility to a 30k database and so much more. One Roof will become an extension of your business and literally obsess over your success. 

    About Pin Payments

    Pin Payments helps small businesses in Australia and New Zealand accept online card payments. From solo entrepreneurs to businesses with global ambitions our customers include Pet Rescue, Finders Keepers and Fig & Bloom. Accept payments from your website, invoice, favourite business platform or set up recurring payments from their platform. It’s free to create an account, and if you have any questions, their local team is only a phone call away.

    Pin Payments offers a special rate of 1.5%+30c per domestic transaction for One Roof members. Sign up here today

    *Statistic taken from A Profile of Women in Business Report, prepared by the Australia Bureau of Statistics.

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