Ashi Bhat

TEDx Speaker, Futurist and Tech Entrepreneur. Pioneering tech-led solutions to consumer marketing. Women in STEM Advocate.

At 18, Ashi launched her first e-commerce business in a single weekend. She then built a flourishing drop-shipping business, expanding globally and fostering a brand community of thousands. Now, her first TEDx talk has captivated audiences with insights on emerging technology, such as AI and Web3.

Ashi has advised global brands following positions at Deloitte and KPMG. With a desire to transform the relationship between brands and their customers through technology, Ashi co-founded INSIDER. INSIDER is a blockchain-powered loyalty platform that protects consumer data while empowering brands to activate their customer communities. Ashi also founded Native Marketer, a newsletter that is trusted by executives from, TED Baker, Sephora, Financial Times, YSL and Yahoo to stay ahead in the ever-changing marketing landscape.

As a Keynote Speaker, Ashi has shared the stage with political leaders including Helen Clark (Former Prime Minister of New Zealand) and Kristina Keneally (First Female Premier of NSW Australia), and executives from Accor, American Express, Canva, Deloitte, Equifax, Mastercard, Nestle, Pandora, UN Women, UNICEF and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

In 2023, Ashi Bhat was a finalist for the Women's Agenda Leadership Award. Her thought leadership on AI and Web3 has been featured by Forbes Australia, Ad Age, The Drum and The Australian (Top 100 Innovators Issue).

Ashi’s IWD Keynote on the topic of ‘Modern Leadership and Gender Equality’ discusses the following:
Co-founding Insider and shifting from a youth entrepreneur to becoming a TEDx / Keynote Speaker and advising ASX 200 executives on emerging tech, consumer marketing and diversity.
Finding your footing as a young emerging leader in a male dominated industry and the crucial role women play in driving purpose-led innovation.
Strategies for managing imposter syndrome, building resilience, embracing vulnerability and authenticity, and unlocking networks for success.
Exploring emerging technology trends and preparing for the future: How can leaders get started with new technologies and cater for the next generation of customers and employees aka Gen Z?

“Ashi’s professionalism, engaging stage presence and ability to deliver complex concepts in an accessible manner make her a true asset to any event” - TEDx Sydney

“As a young female leader in innovation, Ashi tackled complex topics such as modern leadership and diversity. She shared actionable insights that resonated with leaders and shes an ideal choice for any event speaking to inspire, inform and invigorate” - UN Women Australia, Women Leaders Institute

Ashi is available for both in person and virtual keynotes and panels during International Women’s Week (4/3 - 10/3).

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