Janne Ryan is an ideas curator, writer, producer, broadcaster, angel investor and the list goes on. Whilst Janne’s list of projects and roles are extensive and impressive, these days Arrow Collective is her main focus as a founder of the organisation.
For those not familiar with Arrow Collective, it’s an organisation set up by Janne which provides opportunities for the people to directly contribute financially to the making of cultural artistic projects. The group has been able to secure impressive partnerships with the likes of the Sydney Opera House, Australian Chamber Orchestra, and Bangarra & Sydney Youth Orchestras.
Janne’s expertise from over the years working 20+ years with the ABC, co-founding the By Design program on ABC Radio and also as the Founding Executive Producer of TEDx Sydney (to name a few) has helped build a diverse and important network of people, which has opened up a never-ending amount of opportunities. This has enabled Janne to continue to have a large impact on the community through her passion of ideas and contribution.
I caught up with Janne at Work Club in Sydney to chat about the past several years of her career including the beginnings of TEDx Sydney, what makes a great idea, how Arrow Collective was founded and where Janne places her focus and importance with her work these days.