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New partnership to support female entrepreneurs

  • Written by The Warren Centre


The Warren Centre’s Inclusion2 (Inclusion Squared) program is delighted to announce a new partnership with Inspiring Rare Birds to support female entrepreneurs on their journey to success.

“We are delighted to partner with The Warren Centre to support women as they embark on their own unique entrepreneurship journey,” said Rare Birds Founder and serial entrepreneur, Jo Burston.

“Too often women are discouraged by a lack of very early stage information that lets them develop their entrepreneurial business step-by-step. Incubator and accelerator options are useful but can be daunting if you are still developing your ideas,” said Ms Burston.

“Becoming a Foundational partner with The Warren Centre’ Inclusion2, and pledging to fund the first 50 women to engage in the program, will allow the participants to explore entrepreneurship in a community of practice where resources, real people and resources can continue in perhaps what could be a lifelong journey of entrepreneurship or STEM, or even both.”

Warren Centre Program Director Alex Harrington said the Inclusion2 program will provide information on starting and building a business with links to professional services and advice. “This partnership with Rare Birds will provide an essential support pathway for women to continue on their journey,” said Ms Harrington.

The Inclusion2 program is a unique three-tiered approach to support women at every stage of their career development. The first tier is a series of videos from women at university sharing their STEM journey to inspire the girls at school. The second part of the program is a one-day Entrepreneurship 101 course for women of all ages. All participants will gain ongoing mentoring and development support through the Rare Birds program. The third element of the program will engage with a number of female professionals in all sectors and at different stages of their career to identify insights and strategies to support gender diversity.

The World Economic Forum Global Gender Equity Report 2017 released on 4 November, ranks Australia 56 out of 144 countries for labour force participation and 62nd for wage equality.

“Australia could be doing better, and we are thrilled to be working with Rare Birds to deliver strategies that support women and contribute to a fully inclusive economy,” said Ms Harrington.

About Inspiring Rare Birds

Rare Birds serves a global movement of women entrepreneurs to grow and scale their businesses.

Rare Birds runs the world’s first all-female, all-inclusive, full-service speaker’s agency and media hub called Rare Birds Speak which is working towards achieving gender balance on pages and stages across the world.

The world-class mentoring program offered by Rare Birds turbocharges female entrepreneurs through partnerships with high-calibre mentors that are chosen through a sophisticated algorithm on a platform exclusive to Rare Birds in Australia.

Rare Birds delivers education for young entrepreneurs, access to grants and funding for startups and established entrepreneurs as well as publishing books for entrepreneurs.

Inspiring Rare Birds

Level 8, 82 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Phone 0404 207 289

Visit inspiringrarebirds.com • social media @RareBirdsHQ

About The Warren Centre

The Warren Centre brings industry, government and academia together to create thought leadership in engineering, technology, and innovation. We constantly challenge the economic, legal, environmental, social and political issues surrounding innovation and technology.

At the Warren Centre we leap ahead of what people are thinking about today and move to where technology is taking us. We have over 30 years’ experience of driving these conversations through projects, promotion, and independent advice, which in turn has helped drive entrepreneurship and economic growth.

The Warren Centre promotes excellence in innovation through delivering collaborative projects, supporting and recognising innovators across the profession, and providing independent advice to government and industry.

The Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering Ltd
School of Information Technologies Building J12
University of Sydney NSW 2006
T: (02) 9351 3752 • F: (02) 9351 2012

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