PODIUM FINISH: Winners of the Digital Innovation Challenge 2016 are founders of the Match My Ride app.
PODIUM FINISH: Winners of the Digital Innovation Challenge 2016 are founders of the Match My Ride app. Tammy Child

Female entrepreneurs take on the world

BEFORE inspiring women Theresa May and Hillary Clinton take on the world, in the footsteps of Angela Merkel, Coffs Harbour has had a quiet revolution of its own.

At the recent Telstra Business Digital Innovation Challenge, the first prize and highly commended winners were female entrepreneurs.

These women have a vision in common – doing something useful and encouraging co-operation.

Leanne Taylor and Nanette Backhouse, of MatchMyRide, took out the grand prize, while Jodie Curtis and Vrindy Benson, from Collab, were highly commended.

MatchmyRide matches car buyers to dealers, with the car buyers the ones in charge of their own destiny.

The Collab app connects people with a creative idea who are looking to expand and benefit from other creative people.

Another of the Telstra BDI Challenge participants has also been accepted to the women entrepreneurs’ Incubator program in Silicon Valley.

So the lesson is – women can be good at new business ideas and are happy to get on with it.

BPW Coffs Harbour, through our programs and projects, encourages all women in business to learn and earn their way.

Membership is open to all and we welcome newcomers to our events and programs.

Contact coffsharbour@ bpw.com.au or check us out on Facebook.

Our next major event will be the Red Gala Ball fundrasier on September 17, at 7pm.

All are welcome – as long as something red is worn.

Check out our Facebook page for details.



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