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Gemma Manning is a serial entrepreneur and recognised thought leader who knows how to stay ahead of the game. Over the past 10 years, she has successfully established two businesses with international reach—Manning & Co, a strategic marketing consultancy (2008), and Gemstar Technology, 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 April 2017, Gemma was invited to join an exclusive panel of judges for FinTech Australia’s annual FINNIES awards, a first-of-its-kind awards program which recognises excellence in innovation across Australia’s financial services sector.

In August 2017, Gemma was invited to a high-level Women’s Dialogue in Singapore with the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Julie Bishop MP, and Singaporean Second Minister for Foreign Affairs, Josephine Teo. She is an active member of CBA’s Women In Focus community and according to them, is a business woman to watch!

Gemma was also shortlisted for the Telstra Women’s Business Awards 2017 in the category of ‘Women Doing Business in Asia’. She has previously been nominated and shortlisted for the Telstra Young Women’s Business Award (2012 & 2011).

In May 2016, Gemma was one of 28 entrepreneurs invited to Richard Branson’s Necker Island for a week of collaborative brainstorming. Also in 2016, Gemma presented at FinTech Australia’s Collab/Collide Summit and the WA Innovation Summit. 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. 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 Magazine, The Business Woman MediaThis Woman Can and Business Business Business in areas such as strategic marketing, women leaders, female entrepreneurship, mumpreneurs, business development, growth into South-East Asia, startups, innovation and personal branding.


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