Mentoring is a core pillar of Rare Birds' mission and through our mentoring platform, entrepreneurs at all stages of business are able to find a mentor or become a mentoree.
Rare Birds is thrilled to invite you to a panel discussion and Q&A session
Please join us for a panel discussion which will centre on the important relationship between a mentor and mentoree as entrepreneurs from the Rare Birds community share their own experiences and how these interactions have impacted their personal and professional lives. As our special guest, you will also have the opportunity to participate in an open Q&A session.
Your Ambassador Sean Heylen, will lead the discussion with Sarah Bartholomeusz, Leila Henderson and Jenny Paradiso while also exploring the role mentoring has played in his own personal and professional development.
Sean Heylen: is the Founder and Partner of Cerca Trova, a market entry services, executive management, strategic planning and business coaching provider based in Adelaide. Sean founded Deadline Media (one of Australia’s first website development agencies) in 1996 before selling to a competitor and exiting in early 2014. During 2014 and 2015 he acted as Head of Digital Customer Care and Producer of the “Heroes Program” at Telstra. Sean has served as a global leader for the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation as President – South Australia Chapter 2010/2012, Area Director Australia & New Zealand 2011/2012, and Regional Director – Asia Pacific 2012/2014. He strongly believes that helping entrepreneurs learn, grow and become great leaders of their businesses and communities ‘is how we can solve most of the world’s biggest problems’.
Sarah Bartholomeusz: is the founder and CEO of You Legal, a top tier legal concierge service. You Legal is a new category of law firm providing corporate and commercial legal services to clients, including ASX listed companies. You Legal’s team members are based throughout Australia and 5 other countries.
Sarah was awarded the prestigious Telstra Business Telstra Business Women’s Award in the start-up category for South Australia in October 2015. Sarah’s first book “How to Avoid a Fall from Grace: Legal Lessons for Directors” was ranked as a #1 best seller on Amazon after its release in 2015.
Leila Henderson: is a successful IT entrepreneur with a career background in media and communications in London, Toronto, Sydney and Adelaide. Her current focus is on launching a new tech startup, Freddi Studio, which provides a world-first development platform for coders and non-coders alike to extract more value from their IT systems and data. As Freddi’s co-founder and CEO, Leila recently won a place in the inaugural Australian Bridge to Mass Challenge bootcamp in Boston. In 2004, she launched an innovative press release service, Newsmaker, maintaining its leadership as the highest ranking such service in Australia for the past decade. Leila is a Non-Executive Director of MGM Wireless (ASX:MWR), inaugural Fellow of the New Venture Institute at Flinders University, and a Woman in Innovation - IT award winner.
Leila’s mission is to empower more women to develop lucrative and fulfilling careers by harnessing the power of IT and internet innovations. She is a founding investor/mentor with SouthStart Accelerate, and a highly experienced coach, having helped hundreds of entrepreneurs pitch for awards and capital through programs such as Innovate SA, MEGA, VentureDorm, the iLAB at UniQuest QLD and many other programs.
Jenny Paradiso: Named 2016 Australian Telstra Business Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, Jenny Paradiso is co-founder and Managing Director of the national solar company, Suntrix.
Jenny established the business in 2009 after she and her husband failed to find a knowledgeable and affordable company to install solar power on their home. They decided to organise the solar themselves and realised there was a gap in the market for value-for-money solar, by a company that put their clients first.
Since starting the business, Jenny has grown Suntrix from the kitchen table into a multi-million dollar company. During their first year of operation, Suntrix’s turnover grew from $250,000 to a staggering $7.3 million.
Today, Suntrix has evolved from a residential solar company to a predominantly commercial solar business, servicing SMEs and all levels of Government in multiple states, helping people reduce their carbon footprint and save money by reducing their electricity consumption.
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