Kelly Ryan, Kristina Karlsson, Flavia Tata Nardini and Sarah Liu join Forbes Australia Women’s Summit line-up

Forbes Australia Women's Summit

The second Forbes Australia Women’s Summit will be held on Tuesday, March 26, at the Roslyn Packer Theatre, Sydney.

Forbes Australia is welcoming four additional speakers for its second annual Women’s Summit, Power Rising, on Tuesday, March 26, at the Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney.

Joining the line-up is former Netball Australia CEO, Kelly Ryan; founder of global stationery business kikki.K and now the founder and creative director of Dream Life, Kristina Karlsson; Fleet Space Technologies co-founder and CEO, Flavia Tata Nardini; and TDC Global founder and managing director Sarah Liu.

The newcomers join more than 20 speakers, including chair of Elon Musk’s Tesla and chair of the Tech Council of Australia, Robyn Denholm; Silicon Valley pioneer, tech visionary and CEO of Xero, Sukhinder Singh Cassidy; actor and climate communicator Yael Stone; and former Matilda and head of Women’s Football at Football Australia, Sarah Walsh.

The panels at the Summit will include The Power of Leadership, The Power of Responsibility, The Power of Innovation, The Power of Creativity and The Power of Product.

The Forbes Australia line-up this year includes:

• Chanel Contos, founder, Teach Us Consent
Kris Lovejoy, global security and resiliency leader, Kyndryl
Kristy Chong OAM, investor, philanthropist, founder, Modi Bodi
Megan Dalla-Camina, founder and CEO, Women Rising
Professor Megan Davis, Pro Vice-Chancellor Society (PVCS), UNSW Sydney
Nicole Liu, founder, Kin Fertility
Olympia Yarger, founder and CEO, Goterra
Rebecca Vallance, creative director and CEO, Rebecca Vallance
Sally Auld, chief investment officer, JBWere
Sam Mostyn AO, chair, Aware Super
Siobhan Savage, workforce futurist, AI expert, CEO and co-founder, Rejiig
Steph Claire Smith, podcaster and CEO, Keep It Cleaner (Kic)

Forbes Australia 2024 Women's Summit - Kristina Karlsson

Kristina Karlsson

Forbes Australia editor-in-chief, Sarah O’Carroll, said: “We often learn as much from stories of hardship and failure as we do from stories of winning and success. When Kristina Karlsson was forced to shut down her beloved stationary giant kikki.K, she had to pick herself up and start again. In line with this year’s theme of Power Rising, Kristina will share her lessons of building and losing a globally loved brand, how she coped and her plans to rise again.

“Similarly, Kelly Ryan recently left her role of CEO of Netball Australia after one of the most bitter pay disputes in women’s sport. She will share what she learned during that time, her lessons in resilience and her plans for the future.

“The breadth and depth of the speaker stories this year is really exciting. It will be an action-packed and invigorating day and I can’t wait,” she said of the Forbes Australia event.

NAB Private Wealth returns as presenting sponsor of the Forbes Australia Women’s Summit, with Kyndryl as platinum sponsor.

The 2024 Women’s Summit will be the second event presented by Forbes Australia this year, with the Leadership Forum to be held on February 27.

This year’s highly anticipated Forbes Australia Women’s Summit follows last year’s debut event, where a star-studded line-up of speakers and panellists drew more than 1,600 attendees.

See also: Power Rising: Second annual Forbes Forbes Australia Women’s Summit coming in March

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