Our latest Game Changers share thoughts and advice which helped steer them in the right direction. All of them are from our new series of Game Changers with our new host Channel Seven’s Edwina Bartholomew.
First up is Louise Troen from Bumble, the women’s social networking site putting the power back into women’s hands.
Louise Troen from Bumble
Bumble quickly had women making the first move, one million times each day.
Louise Troen tells Edwina how the platform has grown organically to include other forms of connecting, the philosophy has continued to be one of ‘women supporting women’ under an umbrella of kindness, respect and integrity.
With female users of the dating app discovering there were so many like-minded people on the platform, they called for a community where friendships are created and Bumble BFF was born! User demand struck again when those friendships started generating business connections and Bumble Bizz became the spot to expand your network and make empowering career moves.
You can watch Louise’s interview with Edwina, here.
Louise Troen from Bumble, the women’s networking site leading the way
Nick Molnar, cofounder of Afterpay
In Nick’s interview with Edwina, he explains the business and budgeting sense behind Afterpay – the award-winning FinTech company he co-founded – and why the ‘Shop now. Take now. Pay it in 4.’ movement is all about responsible spending.
You can watch, the interview with Nick by clicking here.
Andy Ridley, founder of Citizens of The Great Barrier Reef
The common purpose of the rapidly-growing group: Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef, is to focus on the future of the natural wonder of our beautiful reef and make sure the world isn’t giving up on its future.
You can watch Andy’s interview here.
Christine Kinninmonth, co-founder of Fertile Mind
In this Game Changers interview with Channel Seven’s Edwina Bartholomew, Fertile Mind co-founder Christine Kinninmonth explains how she asked everyone and anyone for advice and help when she first started out. “In fact, my manufacturer came from me telling my hairdresser I couldn’t find a manufacturer, and he said ‘Oh, I’ve got a cousin who does something like that’, and that’s how I kicked it off.”
Christine’s first ever invention, BellyBelt®, came from her Earth-friendly mantra of Refuse, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle.
Fertile Mind’s range now includes ethical Fair Trade, environmentally-friendly, organic and sustainable products for mindful mothers. Breastfeeding and baby-wearing are core to this mindfulness, and so the range includes nursing pillows to help with correct breastfeeding attachment, and the iconic Hug-a-Bub baby carrier, described in media as a “must have cult product for mums”.
You can watch the full interview with Edwina, by clicking here.
Mez Gallifuoco and Michael Cerbara from Sweep, a new augmented reality app
Sweep’s Chief and Product Growth Officer, Mez Gallifuoco and CTO Michael Cerbara talk about Sweep, the innovative new app transforming how we interact with the people and world around us.
Research indicates a whopping 80% of millennials are influenced by where their friends and other like-minded people hang out. And now Sweep, a new free app, is enabling users to access exclusive location-based chats, messaging and AR (augmented reality) to do just that. Basically, it’s a clever way of using the newest technology to interact with real-life friends and connect with new ones in a variety of situations.
Mez Gallifuoco says: “We want to foster connection using this app and really bring the community back together in that hyper-localised way”. Explaining how it works, she describes that a user (known as a Sweeper) walking down a street will see different features pop up on their phone screen. “They might be engaging animations, there’ll be things to point you in the right direction to socialise in the right place. Augmented reality is already quite advanced and geolocation is already quite advanced and we’re just repurposing it in a new way.”