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Emma Isaacs
Emma Isaacs

Emma Isaacs is the founder of Business Chicks, a half-million strong community of businesswomen. A born entrepreneur, Emma has spent her life building businesses and helping people see possibility when they hadn't imagined it before.

When Emma was just eighteen, she became the co-owner of a small recruitment company where she had just started working. By the time she sold the business eight years later, it had grown exponentially and was named Australia's Favourite Recruiter in the SEEK Awards for three years in a row.

When Emma was 25, and while she was still running the recruitment company, she felt pulled to try something new. She was invited to a small event by a group called Business Chicks, where she learned the brand was up for sale. She took a leap of faith and bought it.

Over the past 16 years, Emma has transformed Business Chicks from the ground up, growing it from 250 members to what it is today: a global enterprise that operates in two continents and eleven cities, and produces more than 100 events annually, with past speakers including Dr Brené Brown, Seth Godin, Sir Richard Branson, Gloria Steinem, Nicole Kidman, Sir Bob Geldof, Sarah Jessica Parker and Julia Gillard, amongst others.

Born and raised in Sydney, Emma lives in Los Angeles with her six young children, where she heads up the now international Business Chicks. She is a serial property investor, mentor and angel investor, and under her leadership, Business Chicks has raised more than A$13 million for charity.



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