Speakers

“The Industry’s Best Faculty!”

Jane Lu, CEO

Jane Lu

CEO, Showpo

Showpo CEO and Founder Jane Lu has grown the online fashion brand for women by leveraging her own

position as an influencer and by using social media marketing to drive sales. Jane launched the company

out of her parents’ garage in Sydney in 2010 to outfit “the party girl,” and has since expanded beyond

festival wear and dresses to multiple categories including work attire, activewear and swim, footwear and

beauty. Jane has built Showpo into a $60 million business with 3.5 million followers across social media

platforms. The brand sells to 80 countries, with 30% of its customer base in the US and employs a team of

90 in Australia. Known for her candor and self-deprecating sense of humor, Jane’s authenticity and

honesty particularly resonate with millennial shoppers.

 

Prior to launching Showpo, Jane gained financial and operational expertise while serving as an analyst at

Ernst & Young (EY) and as an accountant at KPMG. Long a champion of entrepreneurship and women in

business, in 2015 she launched a worldwide network that connects, encourages and supports female

entrepreneurs. The network has grown to more than 80,000 members and has many chapters across

globe.

 

Jane has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list and Business Insider’s Coolest 100 People in

Australian Tech list. In addition, she has won several awards, including the Online Retail Industry Awards’

Online Retailer of the Year, the Women in International Business award and the Entrepreneur of the Year

award from Cosmopolitan Australia.

Born in Beijing and reared in Sydney, Jane is fluent in Chinese and English. She holds a Bachelor of

Commerce in Finance and Accounting from the University of New South Wales in Australia and completed

an exchange program in Finance and Accounting at Lund University in Sweden.