On the Couch With: Elena Gosse

Elena Gosse came to Australia from Russia over 25 years ago with her two young children. With much hard work and determination, she has flourished and today is the CEO of a multi-million-dollar company and sought-after speaker, advocate and mentor.

Join us as she shares her learnings from her personal and professional journey on the couch in the Brisbane Business Hub.

Elena Gosse will share her thoughts and experiences on:

  • How she navigated the highs and lows of her journey to become a highly respected CEO who lives her strong personal values
  • Women’s leadership, and the power of finding your voice
  • Her experience around the power of collaboration, with insights into how to be a creator and co-create
  • The power and energy we bring to words when we say them

This session will include a networking opportunity with food and beverages and a short Q&A with Elena.


About Elena Gosse OAM, Chief Executive Officer at AIS Water

Employing skills from her former entertainment career including creativity, collaboration and communication, Elena has achieved world-wide recognition as an industry influencer and innovator with a proud 28 year history of excellence in design and manufacturing.

Elena’s mission is to disrupt the world around her to advance people, innovation and the common good.

Elena is an acclaimed public speaker and a passionate advocate for promoting and celebrating authentic and inclusive female leadership. She believes that women can excel by drawing upon innate skills such as creativity, authenticity, vulnerability and collaboration to help them achieve success. She is committed to stamping out the term ‘male-dominated industry’, promoting equality across all industries.

Elena has won over 50 national and international business awards including the Lord Mayor’s Business Awards ‘Business Person of the Year’. In 2022 she was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for her services to manufacturing and the community.

Having personally experienced the impacts of domestic and family violence as a child, Elena believes in raising awareness and funds to assist women and children in similar situations through her support for Women’s Legal Service Queensland. As a twice Dancing CEOs participant, Elena broke the fundraising record, raising the bar for future participants.

Elena’s reputation is well known for constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation as part of her quest for the global aquatic community to have access to safe, disinfected water and ending industry dependence on conventional chlorine dosing. She is currently exploring adapting the company’s technology for green energy use.

Elena’s passion for water disinfection is equalled only by her passion for equal opportunities for all. AIS’ workforce includes immigrants from 14 countries, people living with disabilities and mature aged people. Elena is often found helping others in terms of charity events, mentoring, coaching and public speaking. In less than 10 months, Elena’s TEDx Talk has been viewed over 525,000 times.


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