Tania de Jong AM
Travels from: Victoria
One of Australia’s most successful female entrepreneurs and innovators
Categories: Business Speakers, Change Management, Innovation, Leadership, Women in Business
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Tania de Jong AM is one of Australia’s most successful female entrepreneurs and innovators with 5 businesses and 2 charities under her belt. She is also one of Australia’s leading speakers and has the voice of an angel. Tania has recently been named in the 100 Women of Influence and the 100 Most Influential Entrepreneurs in Australia.
Tania is a global authority on creativity, innovation and collaboration. With a grandmother who invented the foldable umbrella, innovation is in her blood.
Individuals, communities, corporations and governments face increasing challenges and accelerating change, and Tania expand mindsets and inspires audiences to think more laterally and creatively about the future. In 2018 Thinkers 50 invited her to be a keynote speaker and performer at the European Business Forum in Denmark.
She received the Order of Australia in 2008 for her work as a performer, entrepreneur and for her impact on education, innovation and the community. Tania’s other awards include Ernst and Young Australian Social Entrepreneur of the Year, the ‘Outstanding Individual Contribution to Australian Culture’, Churchill Fellowship and The Melbourne Award. She was inducted into the AGSE Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame at Swinburne University and named Brainlink Woman of Achievement. Tania was named in the 2016 Impact 25 Awards, which honour the social sector’s most influential people for their significant and positive impact in Australia and around the world.
Tania is an agent for change. She is an inspirational and moving storyteller and performer. Her keynotes, combined with the power of song, are transformational. She is known for her ability to unleash creative energy and capabilities, expand mindsets and raise collective conscioousness, build ‘can-do’ teams and strategies to develop a culture of innovation, diversity and inclusion.
Major clients have included the leadership teams of Woodside, Department of Defence (DST Group), McKinsey & Company, PwC, BCG, AGL, Veolia, Spotlight, David Jones, Perpetual, Telstra, Transurban, ANZ, CBA, NAB, BHP, INSEAD Business School, AON, The Florey Institute, CPA, Rotary, various Governments, Universities and schools.