Following a successful career as a solicitor at a boutique Melbourne law firm, Abigail and her brother Jamie set up their own chain of cafes across the city. Alarmed by the amount of disposable packaging being wasted, Abigail started her search for a more sustainable and environmentally conscious way to serve food, and the concept of KeepCup soon became a reality.
Abigail has been honoured with an Order of Australia Medal in the General Division, for her years of outstanding service to sustainable design on the Queen's Birthday list for 2021. She has previously been an Inductee into the Australian Businesswomen’s Hall of Fame (2015) and received the Victorian HTC Start Up Award from the Telstra Business Awards (2012).
Abigail has opened offices and warehouses in Australia and the UK, and set up hub operations in the USA to service growing consumer demand in over 76 countries around the world, but the business has stayed loyal to its roots. KeepCup’s HQ is located in the Melbourne suburb of Clifton Hill, where Abigail lives with her family.
See Abigail Forsyth at the Better Futures Forum:
Tuesday 17 August, 9.45am - 11.00am AEST
PLENARY - KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Working across sectors and with government to enhance climate ambition
Tuesday 17 August, 4.30pm -5.20pm AEST
BREAKOUT SESSION: Women transforming their livelihoods to be zero emissions