The 2024 Leading Women in Australian EdTech You Should Know

In celebration of International Women’s Day some amazing EduGrowth members are leading the way in EdTech and inspiring future generations to follow in their footsteps.

In the last three years, our data shows that the number of women leaders has increased to now equal 28% of the total leader size, with the following sector breakdowns:

The Australian education sector workforce is dominated by women in all verticals with one glaring exception: the EdTech ecosystem.

An initiative EduGrowth has undertaken to support a better representation of women EdTechs is the formation of the Women’s Education Leaders Syndicate. The Syndicate, in partnership with Investment NSW, was created to foster a space where women in Sydney’s EdTech ecosystem can professionally connect and support one another.

Syndicate members meet quarterly over a calendar year to foster executive connections and mentoring where they’ll be joined by guest presenters such as Rita Ferrandino, Kerri-Lee Krause, Sandra Heldsinger and Rachel Bentvelzen.

If you would like to learn more about our Syndicate and possibly join for 2024, please email [email protected]

Let’s celebrate some of the amazing EdTech leaders below – they are all doing some truly remarkable work in the sector.

Lucy Chambers
Lucy Chambers

Co-Founder | Cleverbean

Claire Sadler
Claire Sadler

Executive Director, Market Development | Online Education Services

Daniele Tanner
Daniele Tanner

Co-CEO and Founder | Social Media College

Kadi Taylor
Kadi Taylor

Head of Government Relations and Economics | Seek

Margo Griffith
Margo Griffith

Principal Skills Consultant | Edalex

Dr Clare Harding
Dr Clare Harding

Executive Director, Strategy | Online Education Services

Clare Feeney
Clare Feeney

Head of Product | Stile Education

Liv Pennie
Liv Pennie

CEO & Co-Founder | BECOME Education

Deb Paine
Deb Paine

Chief People Officer | Education Horizons

Andrea Burrows
Andrea Burrows

Managing Director, UK | Online Education Services

Jaclyn Rooney
Jaclyn Rooney

Head of Teacher Engagement & Professional Learning | Stile Education

Tania Price
Tania Price

CEO & Founder | Entropolis

Liz Malady
Liz Malady

Executive Director, Human Resources | Online Education Services

Jayde Taylor
Jayde Taylor

Chief Financial Officer | Stile Education

Angela Alcock
Angela Alcock

Managing Director & Founder | Flohh

Sue Kokonis
Sue Kokonis

Chief Academic Officer | Online Education Services

Tania Gomez
Tania Gomez

Founder & Managing Director | Strawberry Solutions

Elaine Starkey
Elaine Starkey

CEO & Founder | Global Study Partners

Nicola Cresp
Nicola Cresp

Executive Director, International | Online Education Services

Danielle McGloin
Danielle McGloin

COO | Strawberry Solutions

Donna Hanson Squires
Donna Hanson Squires

COO | Guroo Producer

Sacha Nouwens
Sacha Nouwens

Executive Director, Student Experience and Insights | Online Education Services

Libby Holyoak
Libby Holyoak

Business Director | Student Edge

Katya Komarova
Katya Komarova

Co-Founder | Opentute

Karen Markell
Karen Markell

CFO | Studiosity

Maria Spies
Maria Spies

Co-CEO | HolonIQ

Fleur Johnson
Fleur Johnson

CEO and Founder | Peoplebench

Denise Stewart
Denise Stewart

Chief Product Officer | Studiosity

Joanne Jakovich
Joanne Jakovich

Co-Founder & CEO | Humanacy

Liling Ong
Liling Ong

Founder | PIEX Education

Prof Judyth Sachs
Prof Judyth Sachs

Chief Academic Officer | Studiosity

Samantha Hurley
Samantha Hurley

CEO | 25Eight

Sarah Rich
Sarah Rich

Head of Education and Co-Founder | Inquisitive

Tammy Anson Smith
Tammy Anson Smith

COO | Pixevety

Yasmin Anwar
Yasmin Anwar

Owner/Director | Studynet

Natalie Kradolfer
Natalie Kradolfer

Co-Founder & Managing Director | Amplify Music Education

Stephenie Pulis-Cassar
Stephenie Pulis-Cassar

Global Chief Operating Officer | InternMatch

Natalie Miller
Natalie Miller

Head of Marketing, CX & Corporate Communications | Ready Tech

Brianna MacDonald
Brianna MacDonald

Founder | The Care Co

Stella Liliendal
Stella Liliendal

Founder | Australian Teacher Aide

Howell Williams
Howell Williams

Chief Development Officer | Keypath Education

Sarah Chamberlain
Sarah Chamberlain

CEO and Founder

Felicity Thomlinson
Felicity Thomlinson

Head of Growth | Typsy

Monica Hayhurst
Monica Hayhurst

CEO & Founder | Brighter Australia

Nikki Bonus
Nikki Bonus

Founder & CEO | Life Skills Group

Maureen Baker
Maureen Baker

Director | RollCall

Natalie Mactier
Natalie Mactier

CEO | Vivi

Kate Britt
Kate Britt

Interim CEO | Capability.co

Belinda Vesey-Brown
Belinda Vesey-Brown

Founder | Meet Aandi

Cassie Martin
Cassie Martin

Head of Sales | Sentral

Hansi Nissanka
Hansi Nissanka

CEO and Founder | You2Mentor

Alina Hunter
Alina Hunter

CEO & Founder | Cleverbean

Denice Pitt
Denice Pitt

CEO | Online Education Services

Dana Samaan
Dana Samaan

Co-Founder | Skills Leap Australia

Cath Godfrey
Cath Godfrey

Non Executive Director | Copyright Agency

Gloria Gomez
Gloria Gomez

CoFounder | OceanBrowser

Jeanette Cheah
Jeanette Cheah

CEO & Founder | HEX