Dr Jeri Childers – Rare Birds Ambassador, Sydney

Dr Jeri Childers, UTS

Dr Jeri Childers, UTS

Director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the University of Technology Sydney in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology

Dr Jeri Childers is the founding Director of the UTS Techcelerator, which enables early-stage tech founders to prototype and validate their commercial deep tech solutions.  

Jeri focuses her research on female leader and founder career and venture development, entrepreneurial mindsets, leading for innovation, and entrepreneurial education. Dr Childers designs and delivers leadership development activities that inspire women leading organisations and launching new ventures. 

Jeri also curates a professional development series for female founders and leaders called Advancing Women in Tech and has been a mentor for Inspiring Rare Birds for many years before becoming an Inspiring Rare Birds Ambassador. Jeri is a champion of diversity and inclusion and advocates for advancing and accelerating female leaders and founders.