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Karen Lawson

Chief Executive Officer, Slingshot

About Karen Lawson

Karen Lawson is an award-winning business executive. As the CEO of Slingshot, Australia’s leading corporate accelerator program, Karen is using her proven experience in driving reinvention and transformation to help the world’s biggest brands stay ahead of disruption.

Slingshot has delivered more corporate accelerator programs than any other provider, with over 81% of its Startups still operating successful businesses today and a total market capitalisation of its alumni exceeding $150M.

Prior to her role at Slingshot, Karen served as CEO of CareerOne, which she restructured from a traditional job board into a leading targeting and digital business. She also served as General Manager – Business at Yahoo!7.

With experience leading teams through change, motivating and developing cross-functional teams to peak performance, Karen is extremely passionate about delivering great results and helping others achieve their true potential.
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