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SPEAKER PROFILE

Leela Cosgrove
Leela Cosgrove
CEO & Founder
Iron Cage
Leela Cosgrove

Leela Cosgrove wasn’t supposed to become the Founder of a successful company. She grew up in a housing commission suburb in Brisbane, Australia, surrounded by violence, drug use and the ongoing rhetoric that she would amount to nothing.

She refused to submit to the expectations set for her, defying the odds and escaping the cycle of poverty she saw around her by starting her own business and growing it into a multi-million dollar enterprise

Leela: was recently named in the top 50 fast growth companies in Australia by the largest Financial Publication in the world – her organisation was top 8 of Female Founded Companies listed; has been named as one of Australia’s top 25 female entrepreneurs under the age of 40; spent time on Necker Island with Richard Branson; was nominated for the Veuve Clicquot “New Generation” entrepreneur award; has spoken at TED; and has presented on marketing, sales, identity and The 8 Percent throughout Australia, the US and Asia.

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