The Importance of Accelerating Female Entrepreneurship with Jessica Thomas Did you know that less than one third of businesses are started by women in Australia? As a hard-working bizmum, I am well aware that female entrepreneurialism is still grossly underrepresented in Australia, and if I'm being honest, all over the world. Though many women are constantly working towards shattering through the thickest and hardest glass ceiling, plenty of women are still afraid to start their own business. Today's guest is going to discuss how important it is for all of us to band together and accelerate female entrepreneurship for the benefit of the economy and future generations. THIS WEEK'S PODCAST Jessica Thomas is the founder of Health Lab. An Australian brand that makes uncomplicated, natural and delicious healthy on-the-go snacks and drinks. Jessica is a Melbourne based biz babe who became fed up with climbing the corporate ladder. She launched her business with a laptop, a dream and lots of passion. The business has formed strong partnerships with Nike, The Australian Open, Cotton On, The AFL, The AFL Women’s League and MORE. Jessica is sharing her thoughts and lessons on Female Entrepreneurialism with us today. Find out how you can fuel female entrepreneurialism in today's episode! Welcome to the virtual couch, Jessica! WHAT YOU WILL LEARN Why female entrepreneurialism is grossly under represented in Australia The importance of accelerating female entrepreneurship What two things hold women back from starting their own biz Juicy advice on how to reach out to huge corporations like Nike and The AFL for partnership opportunities THE LOW DOWN ON WHAT WE CHATTED ABOUT Jessica's biz journey from start to finish The future of female entrepreneurialism What working mums can do to make a difference for female entrepreneurialsm Four actionable keys to approaching large corporations for partnership opportunities as a female biz owner. You can also use these keys to create a frenzy around your products! BONUS Jessica and I have partnered to give away a month's worth of Health Lab goodies! How can you win this delicious prize? Easy! Here's what you have to do: Follow both brands on Instagram - @mumswithhustle and @healthlabkids Describe Mum Life with Emojis Keep an eye on my Instagram account @mumswithhustle for the details! WHAT'S NEXT FOR JESSICA? Jessica has released Health Labs' kids lunchbox snack range, which is perfect for back-to-school! No more mummy guilt for putting snacks in your child's lunchbox. Check the snack range out here. You can also find Jessica encouraging and empowering women to start building their empires. I don’t believe there is ever a perfect time to start a business and the world doesn’t wait for you to be ready. So that idea you keep on thinking about? Don’t waste time waiting for the perfect time to start or worrying about what might not work. Focus on putting your energy into what will work and just take the first step, even if it's small. Thanks for joining us, Jessica! CONNECT WITH JESSICA Web: www.healthlab.com.au Facebook: @healthlabau Instagram: @healthlab LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jessica-thomas- 29737239 CONNECT WITH ME Web: http://www.mumswithhustle.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Mumswithhustle/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/mumswithhustle Twitter: https://twitter.com/MumsWithHustle Biz Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mumswithhustle/ P.S. Love MWH Podcasts? Review me on ITunes!