Years 11 and 12 students with an interest in leadership are invited to attend our second young leaders’ forum this year at Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School.
Girls interested in attending MUST register through the form below.
About Sheryl Thai
Sheryl began her career in the IT&T industry as an IT Consultant but, with a job loss resulting from the economic downturn of 2009, found herself presented with a unique opportunity to fulfil her passion of starting a cupcake business.
Starting off in her home kitchen with less than $2000, the business started to flourish as the name “Cupcake Central” spread through word of mouth and orders starting flowing in.
Since then, Cupcake Central has expanded to 5 stores, published two cookbooks and amassed an online following of over 80,000 avid fans. Sheryl won the Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2013 at the Australian Start-Up Awards and was also a finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards 2016, Entrepreneur category.
Sheryl is also the CEO of League of Extraordinary Women, an organisation she co-founded in 2011.
As of April 2019, Sheryl made the decision to exit her first business, Cupcake Central, to focus on building a tech platform to connect women on a global scale.
Sheryl says,”At 8 years old, my parents asked me, “What do you want to do when you grow up?”, I instinctively replied “I want to change the world”.
“I started my work life as an IT Management Consultant – where I felt my soul was slowly getting sucked out of me. Baking cupcakes was the only thing that kept me feeling alive. And so the Universe decided to give me that fateful push and I lost my job during the GFC. In 2010, Cupcake Central hatched! My dream had come true and became the catalyst to co-founding League of Extraordinary Women as the entrepreneurial journey was isolating and tough.”
“My mission in life is still to change the world and I believe I was born to connect as many extraordinary women as possible, all over the world, so that we can we never have to feel lonely following our dreams.” #hatchthatdream
Photo courtesy of Toorak College