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September 22, 2017 Business News No Comments Email Email

​​Inspiring​ ​Rare​ ​Birds​​ ​has​ ​made​ ​history​ ​today​ ​with​ ​the​ ​launch​ ​of​ ​the​ ​world’s first,​ ​full-service,​ ​women’s​ ​only​ ​talent​ ​agency,​ ​Rare​ ​Birds​ ​Speak.​http://www.granmonte.com/ ​The​ ​agency​ ​is​ ​set​ ​to​ ​be​ ​a​ ​disruptor​ ​in the​ ​industry​ ​representing​ ​Australia’s​ ​most​ ​remarkable,​ ​accomplished​ ​and​ ​inspiring​ ​female​ ​speakers, game​ ​changers,​ ​media​ ​commentators,​ ​story-tellers​ ​and​ ​subject​ ​matter​ ​experts.

Jo​ ​Burston,​ ​founder​ ​of​ ​Inspiring​ ​Rare​ ​Birds,​ ​said​ ​that​ ​the​ ​idea​ ​was​ ​inspired​ ​by​ ​the​ ​​Panel​ ​Pledge​.​ ​“The Panel​ ​Pledge​ ​highlighted​ ​a​ ​serious​ ​problem​ ​and​ ​brings​ ​some​ ​major​ ​corporates​ ​to​ ​the​ ​50/50​ ​table. Rare​ ​Birds​ ​Speak​ ​is​ ​delivering​ ​the​ ​solution.​ ​You​ ​can’t​ ​be​ ​what​ ​you​ ​can’t​ ​see​ ​so​ ​we’re​ ​giving​ ​these incredibly​ ​talented​ ​women​ ​a​ ​way​ ​to​ ​be​ ​more​ ​visible​ ​and​ ​industry​ ​a​ ​way​ ​to​ ​access​ ​the​ ​best​ ​female talent.”

At​ ​the​ ​helm​ ​of​ ​Rare​ ​Birds​ ​Speak​ ​is​ ​international​ ​keynote​ ​speaker​ ​and​ ​Inspiring​ ​Rare​ ​Birds​ ​Executive Director,​ ​Lucy​ ​Perry.​ ​“I’ve​ ​been​ ​on​ ​the​ ​professional​ ​speaker​ ​circuit​ ​for​ ​more​ ​than​ ​decade,​ ​and​ ​I​ ​am often​ ​the​ ​only​ ​female​ ​speaker​ ​at​ ​events.​ ​Without​ ​female​ ​talent,​ ​the​ ​audience​ ​is​ ​only​ ​getting​ ​half​ ​the story.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​time​ ​that​ ​audiences​ ​get​ ​the​ ​full​ ​picture​ ​from​ ​women​ ​and​ ​men​ ​in​ ​the​ ​media​ ​and​ ​at​ ​events.”

Appetite​ ​from​ ​industry​ ​and​ ​enthusiasm​ ​from​ ​talent​ ​has​ ​been​ ​overwhelming.​ ​“We​ ​can’t​ ​move​ ​fast enough​ ​to​ ​sign​ ​talent​ ​and​ ​book​ ​speakers,​ ​that’s​ ​how​ ​much​ ​demand​ ​there​ ​is​ ​specifically​ ​for​ ​women​ ​at the​ ​top​ ​of​ ​their​ ​game.​ ​Excuses​ ​like​ ​‘there​ ​weren’t​ ​any​ ​women​ ​in​ ​this​ ​field’​ ​just​ ​don’t​ ​cut​ ​it​ ​anymore.

We’re​ ​unearthing​ ​emerging​ ​talent​ ​from​ ​sport,​ ​scientific,​ ​business​ ​and​ ​the​ ​startup​ ​scene​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as signing​ ​up​ ​award-winning​ ​international​ ​speakers.​ ​Their​ ​stories​ ​are​ ​gobsmacking,​ ​fascinating,​ ​steeped with​ ​wisdom​ ​and​ ​hidden​ ​within​ ​women​ ​who​ ​aren’t​ ​being​ ​placed​ ​centre​ ​stage,”​ ​said​ ​Perry.

Rare​ ​Birds​ ​has​ ​confirmed​ ​that​ ​a​ ​number​ ​of​ ​​ ​high​ ​calibre​ ​speakers​ ​will​ ​be​ ​joining​ ​the​ ​agency.​ ​These include​ ​media​ ​rockstar​ ​Sandra​ ​Sully,​ ​confidence​ ​expert​ ​Kemi​ ​Nekvapil,​ ​Muslim​ ​ex-soldier​ ​and hostage​ ​survivor​ ​Rabia​ ​Siddique,​ ​disability​ ​champion​ ​Carly​ ​Findlay​ ​and​ ​climate​ ​change​ ​pioneer​ ​Parrys Raine,​ ​some​ ​of​ ​which​ ​have​ ​signed​ ​on​ ​exclusively.

Perry​ ​says​ ​there​ ​are​ ​three​ ​things​ ​that​ ​people​ ​can​ ​do​ ​to​ ​change​ ​gender​ ​disparity​ ​on​ ​stages​ ​and​ ​pages in​ ​Australia.​ ​​ ​Call​ ​out​ ​male-dominated​ ​events​ ​using​ ​#speakequal,​ ​book​ ​and​ ​suggest​ ​female​ ​talent​ ​for events​ ​at​ ​​rarebirdsspeak.com​​ ​and​ ​use​ ​your​ ​voices​ ​to​ ​amplify​ ​remarkable​ ​women.

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