Kirsty Sharman Serial Entrepreneur and founder of Referral Factory in Hitechies Podcast: 2021

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In this episode of Hitechies Podcast, we have Kirsty Sharman Founder and CEO of Referral Factory. In a very open and warm conversation with Pramod Dhakal they discuss various topics some of them as below :

  • Journey as a serial entrepreneur
  • Challenges as Female Tech Entrepreneur.
  • Importance of gaining trust for busines. 
  • Diversity at workplace
  • About Referral Factory
  • Empathy as leadership
  • COVID-19 Challenges etc

Who is Kirsty Sharman?

kirsty sharman founder at referral factory
Serial entrepreneur Kirsty Sharman is the Founder of Referral Factory, her third company.
She boasts a stellar career with over a decade of experience within technology and marketing, having consistently identified the latest consumer trends and built companies to address these needs. She Co-Founded and built an influencer marketing platform, Webfluential, all the way back in 2014 when influencers were only just developing as a viable marketing channel.
Based in Amsterdam, Kirsty founded Referral Factory in 2020, with a mission to empower any company, of any size, to build and run powerful referral programs without any technical know-how. By relying on Referral Factory’s quick and easy-to-use platform, brands can finally maximise their most underutilised sales and marketing channel – their own customers. A steadfast champion of equality, more than 50% of Referral Factory’s staff are women and pay scales are the same for every employee, regardless of gender.
A proud Johannesburger, she was listed as one of the top 200 young South Africans to watch and also Co-Founded Johannesburg’s first Girl Geek Dinners female networking events. In addition, driven by her commitment to diversity, Referral Factory has been recognised as one of the most gender-diverse startups in the Netherlands.
Kirsty’s expertise as a trendspotter in the marketing and technology spaces has seen her featured by Adweek, the BBC, The Drum, and The Next Web.

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