Published On: Mon, May 14th, 2018

Katja Forbes joins the team at My Entrepreneur Magazine

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Katja Forbes

Katja Forbes is an Australian pioneer in the concept of experience design. She founded syfte, a specialist business in research and experience design in 2012, and is at the forefront of innovation for experience design and all of its components – research, software and service/experience design.  This year, she was elected as International Director on the Interaction Design Association Board, Australian pioneer in the experience design industry.

Katja is proud to be a co-founding member and Local Leader in Sydney of the global community organisation, Interaction Design Association. Together with Joe Ortenzi, she has built a community of over 1600 designers in Sydney, providing them with learning opportunities via lecture based meetups that draw a crowd of 150 people each time, a mentoring program and workshops.

In addition, Katja is passionate about sharing her story and advice to empower other women in business. She has given presentations at Women In Design, Leaders in Heels, Women In Commerce, Code like a Girl (Melbourne Knowledge week) and at multiple organisations including Telstra and Macquarie Bank.

She is particularly inspired to reach out to women with a disadvantage of some sort. For example, Katja and industry colleague Lisa Harrison are currently collaborating with Enactus UNSW to find a way to teach women in prison how to code. Katja is also a mentor for Remarkable, an innovation incubator for people who have ideas for products that deliver to the disability community.

Visit Katja at www.syfte.com.au and www.katjaforbes.com

About the Author

- Kizzi Nkwocha is the editor of My Entrepreneur Magazine and publisher of My Making Money Magazine, the net’s fastest growing wealth creation publication. Kizzi Nkwocha made his mark in the UK as a publicist, journalist and social media pioneer. As a widely respected and successful media consultant he has represented a diverse range of clients including the King of Uganda, and Amnesty International. Nkwocha has also become a well-known personality on both radio and television. He has been the focus of a Channel 4 documentary on publicity and has hosted his own talk show, London Line, on Sky TV. He has also produced and presented both radio and TV shows in Cyprus and Spain. Nkwocha has published a number of books on running your own business and in 2011 his team won the Specialized Information Publishing Association (SIPA) award for best use of social media. In the UK he runs a successful consultancy called Social Biz Training which trains people on how to use social media for business.

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