Creator of the #CelebratingWomen campaign.
Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2021.
Shortlisted for the 2021 Thinkers50 Leadership Award.
Named as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence.
Every single one of us is a leader regardless of what it says on our business card and each of us is a role model to others, whether we realise it or not. An advocate for emotionally intelligent leadership by all, as well as using social media for good, she created the #CelebratingWomen campaign after becoming fed up with the denigration of women online. The campaign saw her commit to celebrating two women from all walks of life and from anywhere in the world every day for a year and led to a movement of women supporting women.
An Australian company director, leadership expert and sought after executive coach, Ferguson began her career as an Air Force Officer who went on to become qualified as a lawyer and also the CEO of a successful global business. She has Honours degrees in History and also Law as well as a PhD in Leadership and Culture.
Ferguson is also an Adjunct Professor at the QUT Business School, a Sir Winston Churchill Fellow and was named as one of ‘Australia’s 100 Women of Influence’.
Co-author, with Catherine Fox, of Women Kind: Unlocking the Power of Women Supporting Women; contributor to Forbes; kirstinferguson.com.
“Fearless champion of women supporting each other in the workplace.”
Stuart Crainer & Des Dearlove, Thinkers50