Speaker, MC, Panel Host
I have extensive experience speaking, presenting, MC-ing and participating in and chairing panel discussions at conferences, trade expos, book launches, festivals, social change rallies and business networking events across the globe.
Some of the events I've spoken at include:
• London VegFestUK • VegFestUK Trade • Vegan LadyBoss New York • Sydney Vegan Expo • Sydney Vegan Festival • Plant Powered Women’s Conference Sydney • World Vegan Day Melbourne • Adelaide Vegan Festival • Cruelty Free Festival • Animal Activists Forum • Animal Justice Party National Conference Melbourne • Sydney Vegan Business Owners & Entrepreneurs Networking & Professional Development • National Speakers Association NSW • Women as Entrepreneurs • Women Say Something • Canberra Writers Festival • Naturally Good Expo • Vivid Sydney Ideas
And many, many more.
• Vegan World Domination: One Business at a Time • Vegans in the Limelight: How Businesses Are Taking Cruelty-Free Living Mainstream • Finding the Stories in Your Vegan Brand • Veganism in the Media: Are We Winning or Losing? • Will ‘Vegan Capitalism’ Save the World? • How to Position Your Vegan Products (For Brands and Retailers) • How to Grow Your Expert Profile through Free Publicity in the Media
I'm an award-winning journalist, author and speaker.
I've written for and been quoted in a wide range of niche and mainstream media in the UK, US and Australia, including Forbes and the BBC over the past two decades.
I'm the creator of Vegan Business Media, a content, events and training platform providing success strategies and resources to vegan and plant-based business owners and entrepreneurs.
I'm the host of the popular Vegan Business Talk podcast and the author of Vegan Ventures: Start and Grow an Ethical Business.
I'm immersed in the vegan and plant-based business space, and regularly speak at events in the US, UK and Australia on this topic.
As a journalist of nearly two decades, I'm an experienced interviewer, and a whizz at facilitating panel discussions.
A Selection of My Talks & Panel Discussions
PHILIP WOLLEN, OAM, PHILANTHROPIST, FORMER VP OF CITIBANK
“I am delighted to see how Katrina has carved out, and is growing, a niche in the business advisory space – focused on the sector which has the most potential: The vegan market.
“So even if you are not a vegan; even if you don’t have a vegan product in your range; even if you are not in the food industry: think about engaging Katrina to give you a boardroom talk. I am sure it will open your eyes to something which is not merely a trend.
“Katrina is a highly engaging, knowledgeable and entertaining speaker and, having written the foreword to her book Vegan Ventures: Start and Grow an Ethical Business, I am happy to recommend her as a presenter.”
TIM BARFORD, FOUNDER & ORGANISER, VEGFESTUK
‘’VegfestUK Trade event in 2017 was a ground breaking event – the first dedicated vegan trade event in the UK, and Katrina was a major part of the organisation of the trade day, running the media and business area.
“This was a specialist area, requiring specialist knowledge and of course great contacts and Katrina delivered on every level and more, bringing a warmth and sense of fun and enjoyment rarely found at trade events, coupled with absolute professionalism.
“This area featured some fantastic guest speakers, and some really useful panels, discussions and debates, all envisaged, produced, curated and delivered by Katrina who hosted brilliantly throughout the whole day.”
GEORGINA ABRAHAMS, DIRECTOR, SYDNEY SPIRITFEST
“Katrina has been an inspiring, deeply interesting keynote speaker, panellist and facilitator/moderator at many of our events since 2006.
“Her thoughtful preparation and professional delivery every time has contributed to the success and positive feedback of our forums and festivals.
“Katrina’s passion and intelligence makes her a highly sought after presenter.”
ORSI PARKYANI, FOUNDER, WOMEN AS ENTREPRENEURS
“Katrina absolutely knows her stuff when it comes to teaching people how to get featured in the media.
“Her contribution on a discussion panel at one of our Women as Entrepreneurs events, ‘How to Create a Killer Brand Online’, was lively, intelligent, passionate and full of nuggets and practical tips. The feedback from the audience was fantastic; they loved her style and were inspired to learn more.
“I highly recommend Katrina as a presenter and will happily book her again for future events.”
JAC BOWIE, FORMER CEO, BUSINESS IN HEELS
“We have had the pleasure of Katrina speaking at one of our first ever Business in Heels branches in Sydney.
“She was an engaging, motivating and warm presenter – who really gave something tangible and useful to our members.
“We’d be happy to have her back at any of our events in the future.”
KYM STATON, FOUNDER, FILMS FOR CHANGE
“Katrina did a stellar job as MC for our event, with an upbeat, energetic and inspiring style and some terrific ad-lib banter with the audience.
“I’m so grateful to her providing her time and passion to this event and putting her heart and soul into it.
“She really made a great addition to a very successful night!”
STEPH SANDS, FOUNDER & ORGANISER, WOMEN SAY SOMETHING
“Katrina speaks eloquently and her sound bites resonate on an emotional level with our guests.
“We would not hesitate to have Katrina join us once again for a theme suited to her vast experiences and knowledge.”
ALICE LIVINGSTONE, CO-CONVENOR, WOMEN POWER & CULTURE FORUM, NEW THEATRE
“Through her excellent communication skills, Katrina contributed greatly to the energetic, wide-reaching and inspiring debate that ensued during our event, enabling everyone present to better understand the issues at hand.”
JULIE GARLAND MCLELLAND, FORMER PRESIDENT, NATIONAL SPEAKERS ASSOCIATION, NSW
“Katrina spoke for the National Speakers Association NSW Chapter. With an audience full of professional speakers it takes a great deal of confidence to successfully carry off such an event.
“Katrina’s immense practical knowledge, generosity and warmth had the audience captivated from the start. She kept them that way until the end and most members came out with pages of notes, helpful tips and resources to assist them in growing their personal and professional profiles through effective use of PR.
“This was a presentation packed with value from go to whoa (and we could easily have enjoyed more time). This speaker is a highly skilled source of practical knowledge and delivers with a delightful speed and clarity to leave the audience gasping for more.”
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