Leela Cosgrove
Founder, The 8 Percent



Founder and Editor-in-Chief, The 8 Percent
Founder and CEO, Strategic Anarchy
Award-winning writer
International speaker, including TEDx
Nominee, Veuve Clicquot Next Gen Award
Named one of Australia’s top 25 female entrepreneurs under 40

A heavily-tattooed, 38 year old, Leela Cosgrove doesn’t look like your typical CEO of a multi-million dollar consulting company – but she’s been breaking stereotypes and destroying boxes for most of her life.

Founder of The 8 Percent – a group of unique thinkers and industry trail blazers whose end goal is to make the world better through pioneering advances in business, science, the arts and literature, Leela is creative entrepreneur, publisher and entrepreneurial activist.

Leela: has been named as one of Australia’s top 25 female entrepreneurs under the age of 40; spent time on Necker Island with Richard Branson; was nominated for the Veuve Clicquot “New Generation” entrepreneur award; has spoken at TEDX; and has presented on marketing, identity and The 8 Percent throughout Australia, the US and Asia.