Contributor Profile

Amy Lyden
CEO, Australian Scholarships Foundation, Blueberry Consulting

About Amy Lyden

An entrepreneur and specialist in ecommerce and online strategy, Amy has had over 13 years of practical experience in these areas.

Launching her first website in 1998 Amy was at the forefront of an online revolution without even realising it. Within a year this site became and remains today a #1 ranking site and global community of pet lovers that attracts over 4 million visitors a year. This Australia-based business, Bow Wow Meow, now sells product online to over 100 countries worldwide.

Amy sold this business in 2007 and turned her energy to the nonprofit sector. Amy is currently the CEO of Australian Scholarships Foundation, an organisation that facilitates scholarships for education and training for people who work in the nonprofit sector. Amy is the recipient of numerous business awards including the 2006 NSW Telstra Business Women's Awards for Innovation, the 2002 National Telstra Business Award and the Leading Women Entrepreneurs of the World Grant.

Amy is an Ambassador and former Chairperson for the Australian Businesswomen's Network, an organisation that supports female entrepreneurs. Amy was also invited to serve on the Commonwealth Small Business Council, an initiative by the Federal minister for Small Business.

Amy has been profiled in the following books: "Women's Business, Women's Wealth" by Amanda Ellis, "Female Entrepreneurs", by Leiza Clark and "Secrets of Female Entrepreneurs Exposed!", by Dale Beaumont.

Amy Lyden is passionate about using technology to connect people globally for positive change.