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The Intersection, an exclusive event for women in corporate & entrepreneurs

  • One Roof Women Event Space 81 City Road Southbank, VIC, 3006 Australia (map)

We are currently facing "the most significant disruption in the world of work since the industrial revolution." Economic changes are transforming work through automation, globalisation and more flexible work." How are we going to turn these changes into opportunities? The 2015 Foundation For Young Australia's Future of Work Report.

At One Roof we support women-led businesses providing everything a female entrepreneur needs to thrive under one roof. Much more than a co-working space we are an entire ecosystem of support for our 70 businesses working out of the space and our global community of thousands.

Corporates play a key role in all of this. Corporates have the skills, experience and resources that startups tend to lack. While startups and entrepreneurs have the lean, resourceful and innovative mindset that is important for corporates to adopt.

One Roof is on a bold mission to become the intersection at which women working in corporate and women running startups connect, support one another, share ideas and resources and solve problems together.

We would like to invite to you to this unique opportunity to network with a diverse range of high profile women and hear from a panel of experts who will share their thoughts and ideas on the future of work and how we can better collaborate.

We have a lineup of incredible guest speakers:

Holly Ransom

Holly Ransom is the CEO of Emergent a company specialising in disruptive strategy and building the capacity of leaders to execute change. She is an experienced non-executive director across the private, government and non-profit sectors. In 2014 the Australian Prime Minister appointed Holly to Chair the G20 Youth Summit and in 2016 Holly became the youngest ever woman appointed to the board of an AFL Football club. Her corporate career has involved working as Chief of Staff to NAB Wealth CEO Andrew Hagger and for Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh. Holly is renowned for her commentary on intergenerational economic and social issues and in 2016 she was listed by Sir Richard Branson as one of his dream dinner guests.


Samantha McIntyre

Samantha leads IT for L’Oréal Australia and NZ and is also the Cofounder of Beautifinda, a beauty marketplace, connecting mobile beauty professionals with every day women seeking beauty services. Samantha mixes the best of both corporate and the startup world. Over the past 25+ years Samantha has spent time working, living and travelling around the world working for both small and large companies – both public and private - startup and corporate. Samantha is a brave leader and relentlessly develops and empowers others.


Penny Locaso

Penny Locaso is fast establishing herself as a purpose driven game changer with a bold mission to teach 1 million women how to nail happiness in work and life by 2020. With almost 20 years of corporate experience leveraging change and collaboration to empower others to find happiness Penny has more recently launched the #NakedForChange Academy to teach the how of greater happy in work and life. This was off the back of Penny delivering a keynote in her bathing suit in front of 100 professionals. The moment went viral and inspired the #nakedforchange movement encouraging individuals to practice the power of vulnerability through micro bravery for impactful change. Penny has facilitated a national workshop series enabling over 1000 curious types to initiate positive change and CoFounded The FBOMB Show.


Suzanne Chadwick

Suzanne is the founder and CEO of The Connection Exchange providing coaching, training & events to women in business. Suzanne has worked in the corporate and consulting world for over 15 years. As a business and brand strategist she partners with both small and large businesses to find the wow factor in what they do, support them to build brands that connect with their audience. Most of all Suzanne LOVES working with women to help them Play Big and Brand Bold to put something they really love out into the market and make their business the exception, rather than the rule.


Sheree Rubinstein

As cofounder & CEO of One Roof, Australia's leading co-working space dedicated to women-led businesses, Sheree is an expert in curating spaces, programs and communities that nurture and inspire female entrepreneurs. One Roof has establoshed a presence in 4 cities across Australia and the USA and built and supported a global community of thousands of women. Sheree left her career in corporate law, working for one of Australia's top tier law firms, to become an entrepreneur and pursue her passion to empower women to thrive in business.


We look forward to welcoming you to One Roof and to bringing The Intersection to life.

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