Taryn Williams is one of Australia’s top young entrepreneurs, named as a 2016 B&T Women in Media Entrepreneur finalist, 2015 Female Entrepreneur Awards finalist, 2015 B&T Hot 30 under 30 and SmartCompany 30 under 30.

A former international model and event producer, she founded WINK Models in 2007, a leading commercial modelling agency now with offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, over 650 talent and an annual turnover in the millions.

Taryn recently launched, THERIGHT.FIT, a marketplace disrupting the status quo among talent agencies and the clients that use them. In six months the platform has attracted over 3,000 users with clients including Showpo, Boost Juice, Fitness First, Lonsdale and OzSale.

Approached by an agency at 15, Taryn Williams started her career in front of the lens, travelling the world on international assignments and working for big brands including Qantas, Virgin Mobile, Lynx and Vo5. While modelling, Williams also worked in event management and as a photographic advertising producer, allowing her the opportunity to gain valuable insight into the various facets of the media and advertising industries. It was during this time that Williams knew she could improve the existing landscape with an agency that provided clients with a higher quality service while providing a fair and supportive environment for talent.

WINK Models attracted clients from day one, leveraging off Williams’ strong personal brand and reputation to deliver. The WINK Models business has thrived on being flexible and adaptable to client needs. Williams says it is critical for a business to know their Unique Point of Difference and to stay ahead on trends and innovation. For WINK, that means maintaining a diverse portfolio of talent who fit a wide range of briefs, particularly as the market heads towards using healthy, relatable commercial talent of all ages and looks.

Find out more about Taryn Williams in our ‘Know your Client’ Series.

In the Media:

  • Why it’s ok to start a second start-up (while you’re still on your first)| Collective Hub
  • Taryn Williams has raised $750,000 in seed capital for her disruptive tech start-up | Anthill online
  • Taryn Williams: What you need to secure seed funding | Short Press
  • Ten real problems from real start-ups – and what they did about them | Short Press
  • 5 things you need to know in Australian tech today| Business Insider
  • TheRight.Fit Announces $750,000 Seed Capital Raise| Bandt
  • Opportunities Multiply As Digital Natives Grow Up: TheRight.Fit Creative Director  | Bandt
  • Money biz: Building successful businesses with just $30kquo | Financy
  • Don’t be afraid to challenge the status quo | Spot Cat
  • 13 Australian executives share the motherly advice they were given as a child, and still use today| Business Insider
  • The benefits of going global for your business | MySmallBusiness
  • INNOVATION INSIGHTS: 14 Australian entrepreneurs share what innovation means to them | Business Insider
  • What These Successful Entrepreneurs Wish They Could Have Told Their Younger Selves | Huffington Post Australia
  • Meet a CEO: Taryn Williams of THERIGHT.FIT | The Big Smoke
  • 3 things I learned from Pausefest (and why I heart tech) | Women’s Agenda
  • From Model To Tech Startup Whiz, How One Entrepreneur Created This Runaway Success | Huffington Post Australia
  • Five ways to create a good work-life balance | Shortpress
  • VIDEO INTERVIEW: Taryn Williams speaks to Chris Bath | The CarouselA tech start-up is looking to disrupt how the fashion industry finds and books talent by cutting the agencies out | Anthill online
  • Taryn Williams, disrupts her own industry after building one of Australia’s leading model agencies | Dynamic Business
  • Here are 19 Australian startups that had an amazing 2015 | Business Insider Australia
  • Small Press Talk Series WINK Models | ShortPress
  • The status quo is never good enough: How is the former model grew her agency into a $3million company | SmartCompany
  • What 11 CEOs would do differently starting again | Business Insider Australia
  • 30 under 30 shortlist revealed | B&T
  • 18 CEO’s discuss how they want people to respond to mistakes in the workplace | BusinessInsiderAustralia
  • Taryn Williams Interview | Sky News Business TV
  • Small Business owners talk budget tax cuts | Sydney Morning Herald
  • 12 successful female executives share their best advice ever received | Business Insider Australia
  • Interview with Taryn Williams | SydneySocial101
  • Taryn Williams Interview | Girl.com.au
  • Five tips for young entrepreneurs, from a runaway success | The Sydney Morning Herald
  • Taryn Williams joins the 2015 FASHFEST Judging panel | Her Canberra
  • From Model to Tech Startup Whiz, How one Entrepreneur created this Runway Success | The huffingtonpost

Speaking topics include;

  • Managing a diverse workforce: Gen X, Y and Z
  • Igniting the entrepreneur – young women in business
  • ‘I couldn’t have done it without you’ – how to find, secure and maximize the advice of a mentor
  • Key Insights for small business and exceeding the $1m mark
  • The personal journey of an entrepreneur: The truth as nobody tells it
  • Respect: Customers, staff and talent are your brand ambassadors
  • Women in Business: Tips for self-belief, perseverance and why no is not an option

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