Emma Isaacs is the founder and Global CEO of Business Chicks, Australia’s largest community for women, and is passionate about encouraging women to be bold, to be courageous and to take risks.
Emma can take something good and turn it into something spectacular with no experience required. After seven years of running her own recruitment business which she acquired at just 18 years old, Emma was invited to a small event run by a group called Business Chicks. After hearing the business was for sale, Emma took a leap of faith and bought it. And over the next decade, Emma grew the the small Business Chicks group of 250 members into a community of thousands of engaged women.
Business Chicks produces over 100 events annually; publishes a magazine called Latte and facilitates thousands of new connections every week for its members and 250K+ social media following through its engaging content. In 2016, Emma packed up her young family to move to California where she launched the USA arm of Business Chicks.
People often talk about a ‘Business Chicks feeling’ and much of this comes back to Emma. She is perpetually optimistic and always joking wherever she goes. Emma wants to make people feel special, always. Customer service is at the
forefront of everything she does and that is evident in every touch point of a Business Chicks interaction – from the gift bag attendees receive at events, to the thousands of Christmas cards that are sent out from the team every year. In many ways you could say that Emma is unconventional in the way she does business – she treats her team like her family, she knows the Business Chicks members by name and she signs off emails with kisses – but that’s what makes Emma and the business so unique.
Emma has spent time with some of the world’s greatest thought leaders including Sir Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Sir Bob Geldof and Arianna Huffington. She is a highly sought after keynote speaker and media commentator on topics around female leadership and entrepreneurship and has been featured in BRW, Cosmopolitan, Sydney Morning Herald/The Age, The Australian Financial Review, InStyle and Marie Claire, and on Sunrise, Sky Business News and The Today Show.
She is a past president of the Entrepreneurs Organisation and also actively mentors a number of female entrepreneurs and business owners.
Emma currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and five kids all under the age of seven. And she’s raising each of them to be proud feminists.