Do you ever groan at the thought of yet another networking event, or worry that your networking efforts aren’t bearing fruit? In this hour-long conversation with Mentor Walks Co-founder Bobbi Mahlab, Claire will reframe networking through the lens of helping others. ‘Paying it forward’ is a powerful principle that sees you approaching every networking situation simply offering to help others first. You’ll learn how using your unique skills and networks to help others creates opportunities for personal, career and financial success.
Claire will reflect on how her contribution to the development of the fintech ecosystem not only helped to grow her own business, but also created opportunities to become a startup shareholder, investor and director, with one successful exit and a potential unicorn in the making.
Who is this best for?
This conversation will be beneficial for anyone at any stage of their career in any industry, especially for those looking to meaningfully grow their network, find new ways to give back or use their skills in different ways.
About Claire Wivell Plater
Claire Wivell Plater currently serves as a non-executive director of 5 financial services businesses - Youi Insurance, Aware Financial Services, Athena Home Loans, AuditCover and ZeroHash. She is also a strategic adviser and investor with a number of early stage fintech ventures, including Ignition Wealth and Snug Technologies, and previously machine learning regtech business, Red Marker, until its successful exit to Kaplan International.
Ever an entrepreneur and thought leader, Claire spent 11 years as a partner of Philips Fox (now DLA Piper), where she developed digital compliance training, litigation management software and a financial services distribution joint venture with a UK based firm while simultaneously running a large insurance litigation practice.
In 2002, Claire founded her own firm, financial services regulatory specialist, The Fold Legal, which grew to c.20 (predominantly female) staff before its sale to Halo Group in 2021. Since 2015, Claire has been instrumental in the establishment and growth of Australia’s fintech sector, assisting to found Fintech Australia, advising the Federal Government and leading industry working parties.
Claire thrives on complexity and takes pride in her reputation for finding elegant solutions to thorny problems. She is a fervent believer in the magic that occurs when great culture meets operational and governance excellence. She is a dedicated philanthropist, currently serving as Deputy Chair of The Stella Prize and on Pinchgut Opera’s Development Committee.
In addition to all that, Claire has taken on 2 major renovations and 2 husbands while raising 2 children, who despite being in their early 20s, appear to have no inclination to leave home.
When: Wednesday 6 July, 5:00pm - 6:00pm AEST
Where: Virtual session - link to event provided after registration
Join Claire Wivell Plater for THE ICONIC Conversation Series event, A New Way To Network: How Paying It Forward Pays Off
A New Way to Network: How Paying It Forward Pays Off