100 Women of Influence

Eileen.Kramer1591The 100 Women of Influence list is out….. and this year’s list is a game changer

The 100 optimistic and inspiring women have now been revealed. Now in its fifth year, the awards uncover a range of strong and determined women that are changing the world around us. Among the influencers include a woman who is still dancing at 102 years old, A CEO boosting membership numbers from 100,000 to over one million and introducing paid maternity leave to the banking sector. This highly anticipated list reminds us of what can be achieved through optimism, determination and hard work.

 Here are some of the game changing highlights from the 2016 Westpac100 Women of Influence list;

  • Ann Sherry is the overall winner, recognised for her work as CEO of Carnival Australia, her influence in corporate Australia started at Westpac, and her non-executive roles include ING Direct (Australia), Australian Rugby Union and Chair of Safe Work Australia.
  • The emergence of what, Monica Meldrum calls ‘profits with purpose’ referring to the wave of younger generations that are starting businesses with an engrained social purpose.
  • You will be happy to know that at 102 years of age Eileen Kramer is still on stage performing. She is also an active ambassador for the Arts Health Institute and uses her own crowd funding networks to fund aged care projects.

You can access the full list by clicking here http://www.100womenofinfluence.com.au/

Optimism, determination and hard work are the same attributes that drive fundraising and shape the not-for-profit sector. These 100 women remind us that through hard work we can create positive and lasting change in the world and we should never stop doing what we love, even when we are over 100 years old. Here is some added inspiration and topline achievements for you.

Inspirational Women – Topline achievements

  • Burns survivor Turia Pitt conquered one of the world’s toughest sporting events, The Hawaii Iron Man.
  • Good news…women will have an AFL football league of their own in 2019.
  • In the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Australia’s team has more women than men for first time in Summer Olympic history.
  • Kathryn Bigelow was the first women to win an Oscar for best director in 2010.

Speaking of high impact ideas and ambitious females, Shestarts is a program to help women establish their businesses, gain mentorship and learn to be a CEO within 6 months. Have you got an idea that is a seed that you believe could grow into something huge? Well you can apply for an incredible 100k pre seed funding. You can learn more about Shestarts here https://www.shestarts.com.au

Give us a call on 1300 721 799 or email enquiries@okp.com.au if you want to chat about inspiring women, determination and create ways to bump your membership numbers into the thousands.

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