Savvy, Seasoned & Successful: The Rise of the Encore Entrepreneur

Welcome to the rise of Encore Entrepreneurs, the 50+ women who are challenging the prevalent media narrative – that mature women are irrelevant, invisible and have a use-by-date – by not only claiming their power but redefining the face of entrepreneurship.

Join panel host, Simone de Haas, CEO & Founder of the Seasoned Voices Network, as she explores the rise of Encore Entrepreneurship and the importance of creating a new social narrative for mid-life women.

This fascinating panel discussion focuses on 4 ‘Seasoned Voices’, all entrepreneurs at different seasons and stages of their business journey, who bring significant expertise, wisdom and insights to the world of business, education, creativity and leadership.

It’s time to celebrate the contribution of this often overlooked cohort of women who are using their voices and lived experiences to create purposeful businesses and who are actively contributing to a much needed conversation about success and support for the Encore Entrepreneur.

As part of this event Panel Host, Simone de Haas will be launching the Seasoned Voices Network©️ – a high-touch, heart-centred community dedicated to inspiring, connecting, supporting and encouraging these voices of experience.


Simone de Haas, CEO & Founder of Seasoned Voices Network (Panel Host & Speaker)

Joanne Brooks, CEO & Founder of Navig8biz (Speaker)

Von Barnes, CEO & Founder of Pinnacle Properties Pty Ltd (Speaker)

Prof. Colleen Cartwright; Emeritus Professor, Chair of the Human Research Ethics Committee, Southern Cross University (Speaker)

5:30 pm • 120 minutes


Simone de Haas International



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