About this Speaker
Shona is a startup advisor and global connector, developing programs for startups and businesses to build strategies to go global. Since 2007, Shona has mentored emerging young startups and developed local programs connecting youth and international students to business opportunities. Since 2018, Shona has introduced international students to entrepreneurship through Start Global’s glo project. The glo project is building a thriving international student community who are enjoying real entrepreneurial experience, achieving exciting employment outcomes and meeting new friends from across the world.
In 2020 Shona commenced working on an Erasmus+ program for the European Union to build a set of tools for creating inclusive entrepreneurship programs for youth across 6 countries including SE Asia and Australia.
Shona holds a Bachelor of Computing from Monash University, studies in Sustainable Practice (RMIT) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Shona is a Director of Start Global, the creator of the glo project and the glo community.
Shona has hosted many international students and has a daughter who studied as an international student. She enjoys her down-time at any beach with a great book!