Connections for Growth
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Creating game-changing outcomes for outstanding female entrepreneurs leading growth ready companies through quality, personal, business connections.
Outstanding Women Leading Growth Ready Companies
Apropela (formerly Heads Over Heels) supports female entrepreneurs in growing their companies more quickly and efficiently by introducing them to our Connectors; prominent leaders in business, government and the community.The process begins by carefully selecting outstanding women seeking to develop their businesses, and working closely with them to facilitate critical introductions to achieve this success.Over time, these women, our Portfolio Company founders become positive role models themselves and help us to encourage other women to reach their goals.
Quality Personal Business Connections
Our invited Connectors generously volunteer their time to attend events in Sydney and Melbourne and make their own personal networks available to our Portfolio Company CEOs, initiating conversations that can quickly lead to new markets, partnerships and expertise. The Apropela model ensures these liaisons are highly targeted and strategic to maximise the impact the Connectors make.
Delivering Game-Changing Outcomes
Apropela has already helped more than 100 Portfolio Company CEOs achieve more than 6000 high-impact connections.This connectivity transforms companies and unleashes the potential of our growth-driven CEOs. We are proud to have dozens of inspiring success stories that show how important our work is, and how effectively we deliver results that change lives.
Vale Stephen Porges
Stephen has been an integral part of our success over the last 10 years - a highly valued, long term member of our Strategy Council and an outstandingly generous and passionate supporter of female entrepreneurs. Stephen willingly gave so much to both Apropela (formerly Heads Over Heels) and to many of our Portfolio Company founders. He believed, encouraged, stood beside, shared his time, expertise and connections - helped emerging businesses grow and thrive. He made an enormous difference and will be much missed.
Earlier this year in 2022 we established THE STEPHEN PORGES CONNECTOR GENEROSITY AWARD, a perpetual award to honour and thank Stephen - to be presented annually to a "Connector" for their outstanding generosity to our Portfolio Company founders. Very fittingly the first award was presented to Stephen himself. Please find the acceptance video as it so fully captures Stephen - his impact and his huge legacy at this organisation.