Joan Westenberg is an award winning Australian PR director, contemporary writer, angel investor and creative. She is the founder of PR and communications firm Studio Self, and D&I consultancy QueerInclusive. Her approach to messaging, communication and semiotics has built her reputation as a writer, and she has been named as one of the leading startup voices in Australia by SmartCompany.
Her writing has appeared in The SF Chronicle, Wired, The AFR, The Observer, ABC, Junkee, SBS, Crikey and over 40+ publications. Her regular work can be found on Pizza Party, sharing notes on growing as a creative, a founder, an investor and a human being.
Joan is the creator of Transgenderinclusion.com, an open-source workplace inclusion hack, and the author of the book #DIY, a manifesto for indie creativity.