Ms Michelle Gallaher is CEO of the ASX-listed AI company Opyl (ASX:OPL). She co-founded The Social Science and is co-founder and co-chair of Women in STEMM Australia. After 25 years in biopharma marketing and advocacy, Michelle recognised the emergence and strength of social media as one of the most powerful marketing communication and industry engagement tools since newsprint, founding The Social Science in 2014. Her expertise encompasses healthcare and biotechnology having worked in biotech start-ups, major teaching hospitals, research organisations and pharmaceutical companies throughout her career.
As former CEO of the BioMelbourne Network, Michelle developed an international professional network. An influential advocate who is passionate about small business and entrepreneurship, Michelle champions greater representation of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) leadership roles in Australia to stem the tide of women dropping out of STEMM mid-career.
Michelle is also a TEDx Melbourne alumni, an avid blogger and tweeter, and regularly speaks on innovation in Australia and women in leadership. and is keen to encourage more women in STEMM to become entrepreneurs and innovators.
In 2017 Michelle was named Telstra Business Woman of the Year for Victoria at the Telstra Business Women’s Awards.
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