Dr Kirstin Ferguson
Non-Executive Director, Chairman and Creator #celebratingwomen
2018 Queensland Award Winner
Dr Kirstin Ferguson is one of Australia’s leading company directors with experience on ASX, private company, government and not-for-profit boards. Her current board appointments include the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Layne Beachley’s ‘Aim for the Stars’ Foundation, amongst other corporate boards. Kirstin has previously been named one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence, one of 30 Women Re-designing Business in Australia, and is a Sir Winston Churchill Fellow. She is the Chairman of the Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards and sits on the Advisory Board of the female tech start-up incubator, SheStarts.
In 2017 Kirstin created the global #CelebratingWomen movement after committing to celebrate two women, from all walks of life and from anywhere in the world, every single day for a year. The campaign saw Kirstin celebrate 750 women from 37 countries around the world and has been widely recognised for demonstrating the positive power of social media, including being nominated for a Walkley Award, for making visible women as role models who may not otherwise have been seen. Her book, written with Catherine Fox, will be published in 2018 and is focused on the wave of women supporting women around the world.