Leila Henderson

Newsmaker

ABOUT

Leila Henderson

Newsmaker

An active member of the Australian business community, I’ve focused my skills and experience in entrepreneurship and media to help corporations, SMEs and individuals develop a high-impact and relevant public presence. In my early career, I held senior editorial roles on category-leading publications such as The Australian Women’s Weekly, Reader’s Digest, IPC (London), The Canadian, and The Australian.

While my foundation skills are in journalism and PR, I feel most affinity with high tech industries.

– CEO and Founder, Newsmaker & Pitch Society – PR Automation Platforms (Australia and the USA)
– Non-Executive Director, MGM Wireless Ltd (ASX:MWR) – Mobile Communication Devices & Software for Families & Schools
– Director, COTA Insurance (Insurance & Membership Services – IMS) – Not-for-Profit focused on Insurance for older Australians
– Director, Green Industries SA – https://www.greenindustries.sa.gov.au/– building better communities by supporting the Circular Economy
– Fellow, New Venture Institute, Flinders University, mentor University of Adelaide – coaching entrepreneurs from across industry
– Director, Women in Innovation South Australia – the peak body for innovative women in STEM

Highlights: Women In Innovation Award for Newsmaker, which launched several online media technologies we now take for granted; co-founder of Kondotto, which was named one of the Top Ten Australian Startups in the MassChallenge (MIT) pitch competition.

Served as a judge for the CIO, Big Data, Consensus, Winnovation, and Golden Target (PRIA) Awards. Foundation investor in SouthStart Accelerate.

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