• Laura R
  • Event Manager, Direct Marketing, Sales Assistant
  • Last/current workplace: The League Of Extraordinary Women
  • 26 years old from Kew, VIC

Introduction

Laura lives fo innovative businesses. In her previous position at the League of Extraordinary Women she was responsible for the sponsorship coordination for the 'Run The World' national conference. Her involvement with Australia’s largest and fastest growing movement of young female entrepreneurs has provided her with a wide range of marketing and event coordination experiences, especially in negotiations with sponsors. Through her studies of Entrepreneurship at R.M.I.T. she was exposed to opportunities to develop and market her own business as a part of the curriculum, while being surrounded by like-minded entrepreneurs, all deeply involved in their new ventures and working together to take their start up to market. Laura spent a semester at Babson College in Massachusetts, which has been ranked number 1 college for entrepreneurship for 20 years in a row by U.S. News & World Report. Where she participated in award winning classes and operated as a business consulting for a small firm in Cambidge. As the fortunate two-time recipient of The Jacques Nasser Travel Scholarship from R.M.I.T University, Laura had the opportunity to travel to Chicago for The Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization Conference, where she was the only international competito to advance into the National C-E-O business pitch competition. Laura volunteers with the Lord Somers Camp and Powerhouse, which is an organisation with a range of experiential programs and activities that provide young people with personal and leadership development opportunities. As the head of the photography department at the Mirabel community camp, Laura is responsible for managing her department of volunteers and generating fast turnaround photo pesentations.

Employment History

  • The League Of Extraordinary Women

    • May 2014 - Nov 2014
    May - November 2014 Sponsorship Coordinator and Direct Marketing/Social Media Intern -The League Of Extraordinary Women, Melbourne The League of Extraordinary Women is Australia's largest movement of female entrepreneurs, and delivers high quality networking and speaker events for entrepreneurs nationally. Responsible for: o Development of an integrated marketing strategy with particular focus on direct marketing and social media. o Creation and editing of marketing emails to thousands of members o Branding all social media posts and selection of content to be posted twice daily o Maintain brand synergy across all marketing media The role of sponsorship coordinator for The League of Extraordinary Women's National conference, "Run The World", included: o Preparation of sponsorship proposals o Sourcing and negotiating contracts with over 35 sponsorship companies o Maintenance and ongoing contact with sponsors o Conference website content development and maintenance through the use of Wordpress and Squarespace. o Operator of social media competitions, including in conjunction with other organisations o Coordinating interstate freight of sponsor's donated products o Developing systems for record keeping and communication procedures
  • Lord Somers Camp

    • Jan 2011 - Dec 2011
    2011 - Youth Development Volunteer - Lord Somers Camp Organize various departments at multiple camps, including: - Head of Photography and Committee member for Mirabel Family Camp (A weekend camp designed for orphaned children and families) o Coordinating the photography team, assigning roles, preparing slideshows for each mealtime, creating a complementary photo disc for participants A regular volunteer at other Lord Somers Camp and Powerhouse volunteer camp and programs, including: Camp Diversity (for mentally disabled youths), Very Special Kids Camp (for terminally ill children and their families), EmpowerMe (leadership development program for year 10 students) and Lady Somers Camp (week long youth development and leadership camp)

Skills

  • Sales
  • Event Management
  • Marketing
  • Direct Marketing
  • Customer Service

Education History

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    RMIT University

    • Ended Jan 2014
    Completed 2014 Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship) - RMIT University with Distinction Major in Entrepreneurship and Minor in Marketing.
  • Babson College

    • Ended Jan 2013
    2013 International Exchange - Babson College, Massachusetts, USA.
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    RMIT University

    • Ended Jan 2011
    (Babson College was ranked the number 1 college for entrepreneurship for the last consecutive 20 years by U.S. News & World Report, and is renowned as the USA's premier college for entrepreneurship.) Received the only international exchange partnership place from RMIT University to Babson based on GPA level. - Studies include: Human Resource Management, The Ultimate Entrepreneurial Challenge (award winning entrepreneurial class), Marketing For Entrepreneurs and Consumer Behavior - Assigned as a marketing consultant for 'P.T. Beer and Ale Project' in Cambridge 2011