"There are things we've done, and then there are things we are becoming.
It's a constant evolution."
Anna began her career as a lawyer working with Australia's leading media production houses in legal and business affairs. Her passion for impact storytelling came working as the US Campaign Director for a worldwide, anti-poverty campaign with Global Citizen. She was also Charity Partnerships Manager for Lux & Eco, an online eco-store, working on projects such as Red Carpet Green Dress. Returning to Australia, she continued her interest in the business for impact movement, and devised a national program for SME and startups to achieve B Corporation certification.
Inspired by the power of story, technology and business to be forces for change, she also began working on company culture transformation programs as a writer/producer with global organisations. She was also co creator and showrunner for "That StartUp Show", a Webby Award honored webseries and podcast focused on start up culture, innovation and future technology. She associate produced feature film "The Space Between" selected as the Australian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards. She is now CEO and Creative Producer at Futureology.io, a creative studio and story lab bringing together many disciplines in arts, technology and science to focus on the future of storytelling, and ethical world-building with empathy at the core. Anna is an honoree for the Tech Diversity Innovation Award (2016), a Techboard Community Leader Award (2017) nominee and was a finalist for BT Women in Media Awards for Best Creative Producer (2019). She has a Bachelor of Arts and Law from the Australian National University. She is a regular speaker, MC, and mentor in the startup/innovation/creative tech arena. She loves plants, people & coffee and can often be seen riding through the streets of Melbourne on her eScooter.
“Anna has been incredible to work with, she is always personable and brings energy and enthusiasm to everything she does. I always look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with Anna as an industry thought leader and to bring a professional and considered voice ”
- Emma Forster, Smart City Projects, City of Melbourne Open Innovation Challenges