We have ambitious plans for 2021 and are looking for someone to join our small team. Someone who shares our passion for accelerating women led business.
From my experience there is no conventional path to the startup world. For me, it was a “take a leap” straight off the cliff, moment. My husband and I both quit our jobs, sold our house, moved to Melbourne and started a company called Occasional Butler. We had no idea, at the start, that it was even a Tech Startup. After being acquired by Airtasker, 4 years later I began mentoring other startups. It was through this work that I was asked to jump in and facilitate our early stage E3 program. I fell in love with the program, the SBE team, but more importantly, the women taking the brave path to create something that will improve our world, through their many different lenses.
Our National Program Manager, Olivia Doherty was an elite athlete and the Director of Sport at Melbourne High School. Olivia found SBE after taking time out from educating others to do an MBA for herself.
Our Marketing Manager, Sage Lamont, is a serial entrepreneur, currently co-founder of Golden Grind, the world's best organic turmeric products, made here in Australia. Sage is passionate about helping women transform industries as she herself is doing. Sage became involved with SBE after completing the SBE E3 program.
Our Facilitator, Mary Minas has a background in Film Production. Mary and I met at the Wade Institute where she completed the Masters of Entrepreneurship and has since started Sense of Self, a bathhouse, product range, and advocate for inclusive wellness.
Our E3 Program Coordinator, Libby Briggs comes from Leadership in Education, she can speak fluent German and runs her own business as a marriage celebrant. Libby also spent time running a cake baking business and had a bit of a sweet tooth to prove it.
Our Board of Directors also have a broad mix of experiences and backgrounds.
I strongly believe that we need to continue to attract and invest in a team of diverse people that could come from any background. We need people that can add different experiences, thoughts and skills. Perhaps you come from a corporate career, or you have been a founder, teacher or something else.
What are we looking for?
An experienced self-starter with a sense of curiosity, keen attention to detail, the ability to communicate professionally both externally and internally, and the ability to execute. A capacity for external engagement and representing the organization at startup community events is a must. This position is not for those who shy away from a challenge or who need a lot of structure; it demands someone who is ready from day one to take initiative, dive in, learn the ropes and take on responsibility.
Program Manager Responsibilities.
What characteristics are we looking for in a candidate?
SBE Australia focuses on accelerating women-led businesses. We consider this an essential focus given the under representation of women in business, executive positions and decision-making roles. At SBE we are very conscious of diversity and inclusion and the sensitivities surrounding diversity and inclusion.
As an organisation we believe innovation relies on diversity and diverse perspectives. We prefer to send subtle messages in all our marketing and communications (through imagery and inclusive language) to show we embrace diversity and inclusion.
We welcome any women-led business to apply to be part of our team and our programs, regardless of race, ethnicity, ability, religious beliefs, socio-economic status or sexual preference.
About SBE Australia.
SBE Australia is a not for profit organisation that runs programs including the Springboard Enterprises Tech and Life Sciences Programs, and community events that aim to support women-led businesses to establish solid business fundamentals as they begin their start-up journey. We help accelerate their growth and scale their business, getting them ready for investment at a global level.
Over the past eight years we have helped 69 women-led businesses raise over $584m in capital, including $124m raised in 2020.
SBE Australia produces three programs with the engagement of our sponsors and partners:
Want to know how to apply?
Email our National Program Manager Olivia Doherty - firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a cover letter and a written response to address your interest in SBE Australia. We are seeking candidates who are thoughtful about their application and can articulate why this role is a fit with your professional goals.
Please note applications for the role will close on September 11th 2020 at 12pm AEST.