Empowering Women in Business

    Welcome to Startup Success for Women, an interactive 3-day course for new or early-stage business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

    Outcome-based and tailored to support lifelong learning, Startup Success for Women provides you with the essential skills and mindset needed to overcome some of the most common barriers to early business growth and success.

    Whether you’re at the start of your entrepreneurial journey and have an idea you want to explore, or you have recently started a business and are looking to build your customer base or better understand how to leverage networking or access funding, Startup Success for Women will help power up your next steps.


    Key Outcomes

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    • Practical toolkit to assist you with launching your business;
    • Confidence to launch a business.
    • Female support base (community).
    • Exclusive opportunity to network with the wider SSE graduates at SSE events.
    • Diverse business startup facilitators who can provide their experience and journey through the startup phase.
    Course Content
     Industry Guest

    Katrina Van De Ven

    Katrina Van De Ven
    Industry Guest

    Katrina is CEO and Co-Founder of Sydney-based fashion technology company, LükBook, which is on a mission to revolution fashion for the 66% of Australian women who wear a size 14 or above.

    Your verified microcredential



    On completion, you’ll receive a digital Startup Success for Women microcredential certification in alignment with the National Microcredentials Framework. Verifiable micro-skills are embedded into the digital badge as part of its meta-data and are accessible to third parties (eg employers) seeking candidates or connections with the relevant skills.

    Startup Success exceeded my expectations…[and] I’m a former MBA student. I’d recommend it to anyone thinking about running a business.
    Soo L
    Startup Success Graduate
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    Meet your Facilitators and Mentors


    Mumbi Hinga

    Mumbi is a dynamic business coach committed to dismantling conventional notions of success and motivation. In a career spanning over two decades, Mumbi weathered a tumultuous journey marked by diverse careers, lack of direction, migration, and solitude. It was amidst this chaos that she discovered her calling in entrepreneurship.


    Cherie Karlsson

    Cherie is a passionate Educational Design Manager who has been designing educational courseware both in Australia and Sweden for over 20 years. Having come from a design background, Cherie understands the importance of human-centered design and strives to create courses that attract a high level of student engagement and foster an entrepreneurial mindset.


    Frank Newman

    Frank facilitates online and in-person workshops that demystify and develop the traits and capabilities required to be a successful entrepreneur and change maker.  


    Erum Nasser

    Erum is a consultant with experience across technology and transformation programs, having worked in a range of industries including the public sector, banking and financial services, utilities, hospitality, media and advertising.

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