Roanne Parker started her first business at the age of 20 and had her three children by 25. She founded and then sold Hire A Hubby to Fletcher Building at 29, and has continued to start, build and sell businesses, currently Calibrate Digital marketing agency and a medal-winning whisky distillery. A sought after speaker and advisor, Ro serves as a non-executive director on four boards - MetService, Pulse Energy, Fishpond, Creative HQ.
Ro didn’t have time for ovarian cancer but it had other ideas and she was devastated to get that diagnosis in May 2018 bringing life to a stand still. Following radical surgery she is half way through gruelling double chemotherapy treatment, and Ro wants to make sure every woman knows the symptoms of gynae cancers for which there are no screening tests and terrible survival rates.