Press Release: Australian CEO FD Global Connections, Trena Blair, Appointed Mentor for The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Centre, New York City, USA

MEDIA RELEASE: 27/9/2021 For immediate release.

Australian CEO Trena Blair appointed Mentor for The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Centre, New York City, USA. 

Australian CEO of FD Global Connections, Trena Blair, has been appointed a Mentor for the prestigious Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Centre, Mentor Makers, New York. 

Trena has been recognised for her achievements as an outstanding global leader supporting businesses to scale internationally. Since establishing FD Global Connections in 2014, she has steered companies to develop and implement strategies to scale from Australia and the United Kingdom into the United States.  

Trena is recognised for her extensive mentoring expertise by several distinguished appointments, including; RMIT Women’s Entrepreneur Program, The Women’s Business School Accelerate Program, and Australian Federal Government “Boosting Female Founders” Initiative. Trena was also one of five mentors appointed to Australia’s first FinTech Entrepreneur Hub, Tyro Fintech Hub, which she held for five years. 

The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Centre, Mentor Makers, is a movement to inspire and engage entrepreneurs across all industries, geographies, and backgrounds with the time and experience of industry experts. 63% of business owners do not have professional guidance at the onset of their business. Yet, 92% of small business owners agree that mentors have a direct impact on their business. (Forbes)

“I have been the beneficiary of mentorship at various times throughout my working life, and I’m always thrilled to be given these opportunities to pay it forward. Assisting entrepreneurs to identify their path forward is a privilege,” Trena said. “Whilst FD Global Connections is Sydney based, mentoring is universal, and I’m looking forward to engaging entrepreneurs around the globe in this new position.”

“At a time when many businesses are struggling due to the pandemic, it’s now more important than ever to support business leaders in every way we can. Whether this is through formalised programs such as The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Centre’s initiative, or directly via FD Global’s “PowerPlay” program, entrepreneurs can gain access to expertise”, Trena said.

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