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"Heads Over Heels connections have been invaluable. We secured our first corporate contract, met new clients worth over $1 million in revenue and received investment of $250k" Jess May, Enabled Employment

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"The opportunity to share your business with a room of such high calibre and accomplished individuals is one that I cherish and value personally and professionally" - Bridget Louden, Expert 360

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"Thanks to Heads Over Heels, I saw that I was capable of building a large sustainable business. I received introductions to Walmart and Amazon USA who are now customers. - Kristy Chong, Modibodi

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“I kicked off my Series A and have had some amazing discussions with CBA, Macquarie Group and Amazon Web Services about investment and use of my product’. -Veronika Bilkova, EFTlab

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“Heads Over Heels brought a sizeable investment directly from one of the Connectors and delivered clients like The Sussan Group. We’re also discussion with several major brands to become customers.” - Fiona Anson and Alli Baker, Workible

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"Before being part of Heads Over Heels had no network, now I have one of the best in Australia" - Mandi Gunsberger, Babyology

WELCOME TO HEADS OVER HEELS

Founded by a group of five women volunteers, Heads Over Heels is passionately devoted to increasing the representation of women entrepreneurs in Australia, reducing gender inequality and promoting positive women role models for men and women alike. While much valuable headway has been made in improving diversity and female representation of women at senior levels in corporate roles, less attention has been given to promoting and supporting women entrepreneurs or addressing the root causes of their underrepresentation relative to men.

In Australia, women are starting businesses at the same rate as men,(*) however statistics from around the world show that women-led businesses do not prosper at anywhere near the same rate as male-led businesses.(**) Tackling this imbalance requires positively changing societal views on women to reduce deeply entrenched gender inequality and taking practical steps to address disadvantages faced by women entrepreneurs.

Heads Over Heels’ believes that one of the most important determinants of business success is an entrepreneur’s access to critical business networks and that women are less likely to have access to the same powerful networks as men for a range of structural reasons. Heads Over Heels addresses this imbalance by opening up the networks of our men and women volunteer Connectors to women entrepreneurs in order to meaningfully improve their probability of success and help change the statistics for the better.

* Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) survey, 2010 ** EY independent study “Force Multipliers, How three fundamental adaptations can help women entrepreneurs scale big” 2014

OUTSTANDING
WOMEN CEOs

Heads Over Heels supports high potential women CEOs of all backgrounds. We begin with a rigorous meritocratic process to unearth talented women running growth-oriented companies then work with these CEOs to identify critical introductions that have the potential to greatly improve their probability of business success. Over time we have observed these women become positive role models for other women and men in the entrepreneurial space as well as the broader business and government community.

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GAME CHANGING
CONNECTIONS

We bring together a group of women and men in senior business, government and community roles (“Connectors”) who generously volunteer their time and contacts to support female entrepreneurship. The Heads Over Heels model provides a highly targeted, efficient and impactful way for Connectors to contribute. As we influence a larger audience to understand the unique challenges faced by women leading their own businesses, we build community support and improve the perception of women entrepreneurs, further contributing to their likelihood of success.

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MEANINGFUL
IMPACT

We focus on connections that make meaningful impact. Since 2010, Heads Over Heels has helped more than 30 women with more than 1,700 high impact introductions made. In addition we strive to:

  • Reduce deeply entrenched gender inequality
  • Foster positive female role models for other women and men to support women in their pursuit of economic independence and equal representation
  • Support more men and women in business who understand women’s’ unique challenges to help facilitate equality
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SUCCESS STORIES

OUR PLATINUM PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

 
 

OUR PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

 
WON - NSW Women Entrepreneurs Network
 

INDUSTRY PARTNERS

 
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