Starting as a part-time, one-woman consulting venture, French-born Corinne Bot identified a niche in the human resources market while sourcing staff for French businesses in Australia.
Despite challenges with raising capital, in 1995 Corinne began international recruitment business Polyglot Group.
Corinne says the Polyglot business model is 100% based on harnessing what she describes as Australia’s biggest asset – its multicultural society.
The business provides customised multicultural and multilingual solutions to international companies investing in Australia as well as Australian companies expanding overseas. As founder and Chief Executive Officer, Corinne has achieved average business growth of 30% a year since 1995.
She has offices in NSW, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, as well as a partnership in New-Caledonia.
As an advisor for French Foreign Trade, Corinne mentors many young visitors to Australia, ensuring they build useful networks and return with a positive view of Australia for the future.
Watch Corinne’s speech at the event on Friday 24th of September, 2010.