She is one of Australia’s most popular female entrepreneurs and digital influencers. A former model, Taryn launched Wink Models in 2007 at the age of 21 and it has since cemented its place as one of Australia’s leading commercial modelling agencies with turnover in the millions.
In 2016 she launched her second business, theright.fit, a two-sided marketplace connecting brands with creative talent and influencers. Soon after launch she successfully negotiated investment (over $1million) with Airtree Ventures, along with other strategic partners and funds. The platform has over 6,500 talent and has worked with brands like Veuve Cliquot, Toyota, Johnnie Walker, LG, AAMI Insurance, Westpac, Menulog, General Pants and Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy.
Taryn has featured in the B&T Hot 30 under 30, SmartCompany 30 under 30, and she has been a finalist for numerous awards including 2015 Female Entrepreneur Awards, Women’s Agenda Emerging entrepreneur of the year and AIM young entrepreneur of the year.
With both of her businesses, theright.fit and WINK Models, Taryn has proven herself to be a game changer and digital disrupter.
Recently Dynamic Business attended “Making Influencer Marketing a Success”, a panel discussion focused on helping brands make sense of what defines a great influencer campaign, the questions to ask and the data to look for.
This was hosted by Taryn who was joined by Bernice Averion, Growth Marketer at Koala.com and Sally O’Neil @thefitfoodieblog, influencer, Jamie Oliver ambassador, food blogger and photographer.
From the insights of the event, Dynamic Business has published a summary of the benefits on influencer marketing, how to do it and what to expect when you delve into it, as well as an insider perspective from Bernice at Koala.com.
Taryn has recently appeared on Dynamic Business’s guest podcast “Human Potential” hosted by Oliver Freer. The podcast has been developed for an audience who are interested in characters in business and are fascinated by outsiders, achievers, creative thinking, future potential, deep learning, human endeavour and who particularly enjoy inspirational stories that challenge the status quo.
In this episode of the Human Potential Podcast our host, Oliver Freer, talks with Taryn Williams the former model turned entrepreneur and digital disrupter on what it takes to run two successful businesses concurrently.
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