Smart Company: She’s A Crowd Wins Melbourne Knowledge Week Prize, Taking Women’s Safety Data Platform to Indonesia
‘Melbourne startup She’s a Crowd has taken home the International Prize at the Melbourne Knowledge Week Open Innovation Competition, and will be taking its women’s safety data platform to Indonesia…took home the coveted International Prize, winning a trip to Bandung in Indonesia for a week-long program working with the Bandung Institute of Technology and the City of Bandung, to explore how the initiative could be implemented there.’
She’s A Crowd Listed in Smart 30 Under 30 Second Year In a Row
‘Each year, SmartCompany compiles a list of entrepreneurial superstars who are 30 or younger, each who we think are the future of business in Australia. They’re innovative, they’re socially conscious, they’re smart as hell, and we’re confident it won’t be the last time you hear about them.’
Kikki K: Beautiful. Fearless. Confident. Meet Zoe.
‘Because after years of carrying shame and sitting in silence, I realised that I was one of the privileged women who could actually afford to share my story. And when I began to share my story, something magical happened: other people started sharing theirs. I started working in girls’ rights and gender advocacy and have since heard thousands of stories from women all over the world. I am now a researcher looking at how the sharing of stories is fundamental to women’s movements.’
Startup SODA: Shining A Light On Gender-Based Violence By Providing A Collective Voice To The Issue
‘The company uses crowdsourcing technology to harness the growing trend of social storytelling for data that will help people in power understand the complex issue of gender-based violence.
“Women’s stories have historically remained in the private sphere. But stories are crucial to finding our place in the word and making sense of it.”'
Hub Australia: Making an Impact with Zoë Condliffe
‘She is one of Women Weekly’s Women of the Future (2018) and her company is listed as number seven on Smart Company’s Smart 30 list. Zoë was named one of the Top 100 most influential, creative and provocative people in Melbourne by The Age in 2011 for her work co-founding an NGO in Cambodia, and she then went on to gain a Masters in community cultural development and work in international development’
MYOB: Mapping a New Road to Social Impact
‘…Condliffe told The Pulse, “If you were a university and you wanted a three-kilometre radius to cover your campus, you could select that and we could give you a data report from that area.”
The university could use the data to change the campus surroundings so they’re safer for women. Also, greater insights on the university’s gender-based violence could be provided instead of mapped-out sites where harassment incidents have occurred.’
She Starts: Importance of Partnerships and Community
‘Zoë Condliffe is driving to Sydney for a big week at the Sales & Partnerships immersion at LinkedIn. She’s made the decision to quit her full time job to focus on her startup, and is now living in her van to give She’s A Crowd the best chance at success. As she stops to camp overnight in the Australian countryside, she reflects on the life experiences that brought her to this point…’
She Starts: Why Your Story Matters
‘I could see that when I stood up in front of a room of people and was vulnerable enough to tell my story, that somehow, the shame in the room just withered and died before my eyes… I knew, when I told my story, that I was giving other people the strength to tell theirs. And I knew, when I told my story, that other people felt less alone, and that I did too.’
Code Like A Girl: Zoe Condliffe Told Her Story, So You Can Too
‘I never thought I would become a startup founder, because I didn’t see any other young, van-living, birkenstock-wearing women doing that. In the same way, I never thought I would find myself in an abusive relationship because I hadn’t heard of any young, educated, confident, worldy, successful women experiencing that. But I am a startup founder, and I am a survivor of violence. I am proud of being both of these things: these are my stories.’
Women’s Agenda: The Power of Data For Good
‘My own experiences of gender-based violence always left me feeling as if nobody understood what I had gone through because it didn’t align with the public narrative of violence against women. These things rarely do. I have dedicated my life to ensuring no one goes what I went through, but in order to do this, we have to work to help others understand the complex ways the problem presents itself and manifests in society…’
She's A Crowd Listed Number 7 on the Smart 30 List
2018’s SmartCompany Smart 30 Under 30 list celebrates young Australian entrepreneurs who are changing the very notion of what it means to build successful businesses in Australia today.
Previously called the Hot 30 Under 30, the annual Smart 30 Under 30 list showcases some of the country’s brightest business operators who have achieved incredible feats in the past 12 months, and who are making serious waves in their respective industries
Women’s Agenda: I started a company from my van, and now it’s in a documentary
When women share our stories of gender-based violence and sexual assault, we too become extremely vulnerable. This is because we are often not taken seriously. This is because we have often had experiences that led us to mistrust the world. This is because, for many women, our ethnicity, age, ability, sexuality, gender identity, occupation or previous behaviour means that we will be blamed for the incident, rather than believed.