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High growth speaker series: Laura McKenzie on growth by women entrepreneurship strategy

  • RMIT Swanston Academic Building Building 80, level 2, room 7, 445 Swanston Street Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Australia (map)


Laura is the CEO of Scale Investors, a female focused angel investor network launched in July 2013. Their vision is to equip women to become successful investors through an education program, and to connect them to women entrepreneurs in early stage businesses. After attracting 40 angel investors in Melbourne, and announcing their second investment in March 2014, Scale launched in Sydney in April 2014.

Laura brings 15 years experience in corporate finance, micro finance and venture capital to Scale. She has worked with PwC, Opportunity International and Starfish Ventures across three continents. Her expertise includes identifying, valuing and managing portfolios of innovative companies. She is passionate about unlocking the potential of early stage businesses and connecting female entrepreneurs with capital. Laura is a member of the organising committee for the Nexus Australian Youth Summit, on innovative philanthropy and social entrepreneurship. She is a Williamson Fellow.

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About the series

The High Growth Speaker Series is dedicated to the strategic, tactical and psychological development of high growth entrepreneurs. Grounded in cutting edge entrepreneurship research and science, the series is designed and hosted by RMIT Lecturer and high growth entrepreneur, Lauren Rielly.

  • RMIT’s Global Entrepreneurship students receive a closed one hour lecture at 5.30pm each Thursday. 
  • High growth speakers take the theatre stage at 6.30pm to share their story, wisdom and action steps. Each event in the Speaker Series has been made open to the public, for the first 50 people to RSVP. 
  • 7.30pm kicks off the entrepreneurship social event at Oxford Scholar Hotel.


Learn about the High Growth Speaker Series at

RSVP to discover more about Laura's journey of entrepreneurship and to secure your seat in the theatre during his performance.

Earlier Event: October 8
Speaker Series Social Drinks
Later Event: October 15
Speaker Series Social Drinks