Gemma Manning is a serial entrepreneur and recognised thought leader who knows how to stay ahead of the game. Over the past 8 years, she has successfully established two businesses with international reach—Manning & Co, a strategic marketing consultancy (2008), and Gemstar Technologies, a launch-pad for Australian start-ups and innovators in Singapore and South-East Asia (2013).
Gemma launched her first business at the age of 28, after the birth of her first daughter. Drawing on her corporate marketing and communications experience across a diverse range of industries, Gemma has evolved Manning & Co to become a full-service strategic marketing consultancy, spanning strategy implementation, thought leadership, content marketing, creative design, digital development and videography.
In May 2016, Gemma was one of 28 entrepreneurs invited to Richard Branson’s Necker Island for a week of collaborative brainstorming. Prior to this, in 2015, Gemma was one of 106 entrepreneurs selected for the exclusive ‘Fire on Ice’ expedition to Antarctica.
As a mother of two young daughters, Gemma is passionately committed to the empowerment of women and girls, equal access to education and gender parity in the workforce. Twice nominated and shortlisted for the Telstra Young Women’s Business Award (2012 & 2011), Gemma is celebrated for her unique entrepreneurial style, excellent foresight and business-savvy mind.
Gemma is a regular contributor to high-profile publications The CEO Magagzine, The Business Woman Media and This Woman Can in areas such as strategic marketing, women leaders, female entrepreneurship, mumpreneurs, business development, growth into South-East Asia, startups, innovation and personal branding.