10. Naomi Simson – Red Balloons, Shark Tanks and Abstract Art

Red Balloons, Shark Tanks and Abstract Art

Naomi Simson is an award-winning Australian entrepreneur and business leader who started her own business with just $25,000 of her own money and has now delivered 6,500,000 experiences to customers.

Naomi founded Red Balloon in 2001 with the unique idea – to build a marketplace for experiences. This has since expanded to several small businesses under her umbrella company, Big Red Group.

Naomi is a blogger, a best-selling author, a highly sought-after speaker and a philanthropist. She’s Governor of the Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Director of the University of Melbourne Faculty of Business and Economics and was a popular investor on Australia’s Shark Tank.

Naomi has won numerous awards throughout her career including the 2005 Westpac NSW Entrepreneur of the Year.

As of 2017, Naomi is one of 10 business executives in Australia, to hold a “Power Profile” on LinkedIn.

In October 2018 Naomi was named in The Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence awards in the Business and Entrepreneur category.

Naomi is a best-selling author with Ready to Soar, 2016 and Live What you Love: When Passion and Purpose Change Your Life, 2015.

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Naomi Simson

Red Balloon

Founder

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