Our Founder


Zoë Condliffe, CEO & Founder of She’s A Crowd

Zoë Condliffe is the CEO & Founder of She’s A Crowd and Keynote Speaker. She is a researcher in gender and crowdsourcing technology at Monash University.

She is one of the 2018 Women’s Weekly Women of the Future for the Innovation and Technology and her company has been listed on the Smart Company Smart30 List for two years running (2018, 2019). She is alumni of the Foundation for Young Australians, SheStarts and Blackbox Connect (San Francisco), sponsored by Google for Startups.

Zoë was named one of the Top 100 most influential, creative and provocative people in Melbourne by The Age when she was 21. She then went on to co-found international development projects, consult in the social enterprise space and gain a Master of Community Cultural Development. She is a gender equality advocate with a background in international development, project management and building youth-led social change movements. She has worked on building digital solutions for social problems within the international development sphere. She is a Young Social Pioneer with the Foundation for Young Australians, a fellow of the Oaktree Leader’s Trust, alumni of the Global Engagement Summit, and the winner of Anthill Magazine’s 30under30 young entrepreneurs award.


Book Zoë as a speaker

Zoë is available to speak as a keynote speaker, panellist and workshop facilitator. She can speak on the following topics, or arrange a custom topic to suit your event.

  • Why your story matters
    Storytelling is powerful, and for women who have experienced harassment, sexual assault and other forms of gender-based violence, our stories are changing the world. Zoë is passionate about the power of storytelling and believes that online storytelling by women is defining the current feminist movement. She talks about how women's stories can be translated into powerful datasets to address gender-based violence and explores her own experiences with finding healing from violence through storytelling. Watch.

  • Gender, Data and Designing Safer and Smarter Cities
    Zoë has worked in gender advocacy for a number of years, and pioneered the global Free To Be campaign which empowered women to share their experiences in public space. She teaches gender into design at Monash University and is a member of the XYX Lab (Gender + Space). Listen. Read.

  • How my abusive relationship inspired me to create a genius app. Read.

  • I started a company from my van. Read.

  • From NGO to StartUps. Read.

  • What I would have done to hear a story like mine. Read.

  • Beyond #metoo: what we can do
    Zoë’s research (Monash University) interrogates how online feminist hashtags are impacting on women’s perceived right to public space through engaging them in contemporary consciousness-raising processes. What is the relevance of #metoo and other online feminist campaigns in the context of broader feminist movements? How can we ensure #metoo leads to tangible change? And what part do you play in it?

  • Social entrepreneurship: how to make your business model intrinsic to your theory of change
    Zoë has worked in the social enterprise space for several years helping find market-based solutions for social problems.

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