Female Founders, a celebration of change.

  • 15 November 2022
  • 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
  • Canberra Innovation Network Level 5, 1 Moore Street

Event information

Join us for our end-of-year Female Founders event featuring Hala Batainah, the Chair of the Canberra Innovation Network.

Hala Batainah will be sitting down with the Canberra Innovation Network’s CEO, Petr Adamek, to discuss her experiences as a woman in technology, business and innovation.

This will be a fireside-style chat with the Chair and CEO discussing the importance of fresh perspectives and change in innovation.

Hala Batainah is an experienced Founder, CEO, Chair and Innovator. She came to Canberra from Jordan in the 1990s and fell in love with the potential of the city. Hala has dedicated her career to helping Canberra evolve through innovation, tech and business. Hala has a background in computer science and an MBA, both of which came in handy in her role as the Federal Director of the Canberran branch of Microsoft before founding her consulting business GIG Enterprises and becoming the Chair at CBRIN.

Hala is a true change-maker when it comes to women in innovation and is a standout among the business community in Canberra.

We invite you to hear from Hala Batainah and connect with the thriving community of Female Founders in Canberra.


As part of this event we are offering attendees the opportunity to use our coworking space for free on the day of the event, if you are interested in this please register here.

This offer is available for event ticket holders only.

Lunch is provided by The Goods Wholefoods.

*Please note: this event will be photographed. Some of these photos may be used to promote future Canberra Innovation Network events and programs. If you DO NOT wish to be photographed, please let the photographer know on the day.



What about COVID-19?

We are following the ACT Government’s advice on events and will have a very limited capacity.

Due to the current state of COVID-19 in Australia, this event may be cancelled with short notice. We will email all registered participants and update our social media to reflect any changes.

What parking is available?

Pending venue confirmation.

Where are you located?

Pending venue confirmation.

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