Lauren Anderson

Lauren Anderson has played an instrumental role in building the global collaborative
consumption movement. Over the past three years, she has been a vital source of
strategic knowledge and market insights for entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and
government leaders; identifying technology, regulatory and consumer shifts and the
implications for the space. Lauren has built a global network of ambassadors across 17
countries to share best practices and local news on
Lauren is a highly skilled public speaker and workshop facilitator, who has delivered
keynotes in Europe, Asia, United States, South America and Australia.

Her presentations focus on how collaborative consumption will shape the future of
business and society, and the unique culture and traits of ‘collaborative
entrepreneurship’. She also writes a regular column for Telstra’s Smarter Business
magazine focused on Australian start-up businesses.

Prior to her involvement in the collaborative consumption movement, Lauren has
worked in communications and professional development roles for national
organisations, nonprofits and small enterprises. Throughout her career, she has also
undertaken many voluntary roles with organisations focused on homeless support
services, refugee support services, youth entrepreneurship and social innovation.
She holds a Bachelor of Creative Industries, majoring in Creative Writing and
Journalism, and a Graduate Cert in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies from QUT.