Business | Motivational

Brooke Roberts

Brooke Roberts, a trailblazer in the realm of financial empowerment and co-founder, director, and co-CEO of Sharesies, has made significant strides in her career and as a motivational speaker.

Her primary focus at Sharesies is to democratise investing, providing equal opportunities to investors regardless of their financial status. Brooke's journey is marked by her commitment to making a positive impact on people, customers, communities, and the environment. She was a co-winner of the 2020 Women of Influence- Business award and received the 2022 NZ Hi-Tech Inspiring Individual award.

In 2023, Sharesies experienced substantial growth, launching Kiwisaver and re-certifying as a B Corp, improving their score in the process. The company has been recognised for providing exceptional customer experience and has evolved into a comprehensive wealth development platform. The upcoming Kiwisaver offering, eagerly awaited by over 8000 interested investors, highlights Brooke's dedication to innovation in financial services​​.

As of May 2023, Sharesies has expanded remarkably since its beta launch, now offering over 8000+ investment options across NZ, AU, and the US, catering to over 550,000 investors who have collectively invested over $2.2 billion. The platform has introduced features like share transfers, extended US trading hours, and price notifications, further enhancing the investing experience. Sharesies has also started partnering with listed companies for capital raises and corporate actions. With 11,813 users already saving over $31 million with Sharesies' new Save accounts, the platform is set to expand these offerings in the coming months​​​​.

Brooke's speaking engagements, as exemplified by her participation in the Sunrise Festival, showcase her insights on fostering creativity and innovation, navigating the challenges of a fast-moving startup, and her value-driven approach to business as a force for good. Her excitement about the current tech landscape and her eagerness to engage with and support other founders demonstrate her commitment to financial empowerment and innovation​​.

Duration: 45 minutes. 15 minutes Q and A.
Essential Talent arranges a prep call with Brooke Roberts prior to the event and provides an industry standard agreement for peace of mind.