Speakers Profile - Shivani Gopal

Founder, CEO, speaker and media presenter

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Shivani has won the Top 50 Small Business Leaders award and is recognised as a leading start-up entrepreneur, and business thought leader.

Shivani is a weekly panellist on ABC Radio Money Matters segment and the host for the Womens Agenda podcast. She is also a media regular on shows such as Today Show and ABCs The Drum.

Shivani has also been named one of Australia's Top Career Women by Cosmopolitan in 2018, and A Woman to Watch in 2018 by Popsugar. She has written feature articles for Fairfax and WHIMN along with countless other media agencies.

Shivani's highly developed public speaking skills has seen her selected to represent Australia in Dubai's global start-up conference 2020 called AIM, and she is among 8 CEOs in the world to be selected to pitch at Silicon Valley's Women in Tech conference in May 2020.

Shivani has represented ASX listed companies through to the NSW Government in award-winning campaigns, raising awareness on areas such as business, money management and the empowerment of young girls.

As a dedicated advocate for gender equality and for closing the wealth gap for everyday Australians, Shivani launched Equality 2050; a campaign to achieve gender equality within our lifetimes. Shivani is also a serial entrepreneur and co-founded a fintech called Upstreet, Australia's first share-reward platform enabling everyday Australians to earn free retailer shares as they shop.

Shivani holds a Masters degree in Commerce and is finishing her MBA at the University of Sydney, where her academic achievements earned her a coveted spot in the Beta Gamma Sigma society.

In her spare time, Shivani loves to unwind with coffee and good conversation