Speakers

Day 1 – 26 October 2020

Frances Atkins

Frances Atkins

Co-Founder at Givvable Pty Ltd

Frances is co-founder of givvable, a data-driven technology startup that helps companies find, source and track the impact of sustainable and social spending. Frances has over 15 years of corporate Read more…


Sue Barrett

Sue Barrett

Founder/CEO at Barrett and Selling Better Movement

Founder/CEO of Barrett and Selling Better Movement, Sue lives by the philosophy that selling is everybody’s business and everybody lives by selling something. A Strategist, Writer,Read more…


David Brookes

David Brookes

Managing Director at Social Traders

David was appointed Managing Director and CEO of Social Traders in 2009. He is an Executive Director on Social Traders’ board and has responsibility for development and implementationRead more…


David Clements

David Clements

Deputy Secretary at Inclusion Group Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

David is the Deputy Secretary of the Inclusion Group at the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions. The Inclusion Group supports more inclusive access to the benefits of a strong economy. Read more…


Philip Cormie

Philip Cormie

Founder at Mosaic Group of Companies

Philip Cormie is the founder of the Mosaic Group of Companies and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Philip has had significant management and leadership Read more…


Cleveland Fagan

Cleveland Fagan

Acting CEO of the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council

Cleveland Fagan has worked within the health sector in both government and non-government for more than 20 years. He is currently Acting CEO of the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Read more…


Stefano Ferrarini

Stefano Ferrarini

Procurement Manager & Ambassador of The Sustainable Procurement Pledge at City of Sydney

Accomplished and energetic commercial, procurement, supply chain/inventory, and contract management executive with more than 20 years’ experience in business transformation and Read more…


Ruth Lewis

Ruth Lewis

Technology Foresight

Ruth Lewis is an experienced technology futurist, IT strategist and professional engineer, having worked for 30 years across many industries, sectors and technologies,Read more…


Stephanie Mackenzie

Stephanie Mackenzie

General Manager for Communities at Stockland

Steph Vanin has been working in the property industry her entire career. Ambitious but never focused on climbing the corporate ladder, she has built her career from the ground up Read more…


Robert Masterse

Robert Masters

Chair of The Centre for Optimism; Former Political Journalist

Robert brings more than 30 years of experience in strategic communications, public affairs, reputation risk management and stakeholder engagement within the corporate and government sectors. Read more…


Patrick Mau

Patrick Mau

One Blood Hidden Image Entertainment Group

Patrick Mau is an Australian artist, musician & film producer from the Torres Strait Islands who has produced multiple album and recording production and performedRead more…


Victor Perton

Victor Perton

Founder & Chief Optimism Officer at The Centre for Optimism

Author of “Optimism: The How and Why” and “The Case for Optimism: The Optimist’s Voices”, and Founder and Editor of “The Australian Leadership Project”. Commissioner to the Americas Read more…


Mark Pigram

Mark Pigram

Procurement Manager at MIRVAC

As a technologist with a focus on the sourcing and management of vendors, Mark is interested in the relationships between all parties to an agreement and the successful developmentRead more…


Manita Ray

Manita Ray

Founder of Capital Human, Gender Lens Action Australia and The GESIData Project

Manita Ray (MBA, B.Eng) is the founder of Capital Human, Gender Lens Action Australia and the GESIData project. Manita is the immediate past CEO of ygapRead more…


Kate Ringvall

Kate Ringvall

Sustainability Consultant | Adviser Galactic Co-Operative

Dr. Kate Ringvall is a leader in the Sustainability field and has been for more than 20 years working, studying, and exploring the many facets that make up Sustainability as we know it today. Read more…


Mrinalini Venkatachalam

Mrinalini Venkatachalam

Regional Director for South East Asia and Oceania at WEConnect International

Mrinalini Venkatachalam is the Regional Director for South East Asia and Oceania at WEConnect International, a global non profit network that works with multinational corporations Read more…


Martin Wainsten

Martin Wainsten

Founder and Lead Scientist at the Yale Open Innovation Lab

Martin is the Founder and Lead Scientist at the Yale Open Innovation Lab. He holds appointments as Resident Fellow at the Center for Business & the Environment at Yale, a research associate at the Yale Read more…


Day 2 – 27 October 2020

Tara Anderson

Tara Anderson

Co-Founder at The Dragonfly Collective & Head of Marketing at Social Traders

Tara specialises in strategy, business development, marketing and multi-partner collaboration in the impact economy at Director and Board level. Her experience spans small and large charities and social enterprisesRead more…


Nick Belshaw

Nick Belshaw

Designer Educator at Canva

Nick is a Graphic Designer with a demonstrated history of working in branding design, brand strategy and software training. He joined Canva to help grow their design education strategy, Read more…


Andrew Curtis

Andrew Curtis

Co-Founder and Director at The Dragonfly Collective

Andrew’s experience ranges from the street to the Board room with some of the most highly disadvantaged communities in Australia and the UK. He has worked as a Founder, CEO, Read more…


Trang Du

Trang Du

Founder at Two Square Pegs

Trang is a service and digital designer who has worked in Australia, the UK, and the USA. Her work has focussed on innovation and the development of new services, programs Read more…


Dr Alena Golyagina

Dr. Alena Golyagina

Lecturer at RMIT

Alena is a Lecturer at RMIT University. Alena combines her interdisciplinary background in business and social sciences to transform business ethics and shape business education, practices, Read more…


Chris Hope

Chris Hope

Co-Founder of 100 Coffee Movement

Chris is the Co-Founder and Chief Barista of the 100 Coffee Movement, an organisation that aims to promote healthy, connected communities. He founded the movement after completing Read more…


Joona Keränen

Joona Keränen

RMIT University

Associate Professor Joona Keränen is a Vice-Chancellors Senior Research Fellow at RMIT University. He is an internationally recognised expert on sustainable value creation. Read more…

Ophelie Lechat

Ophelie Lechat

Senior Strategist and Head of Training at Ntegrity

Ophelie Lechat is a senior strategist and head of training at Ntegrity, a digital agency that works with Australia’s leading not-for-profits and purpose-driven businesses. Read more…

Sandy McDonald

Sandy McDonald

Founder of SandyMcDonald and CreateCare Global.com

Founder of SandyMcDonald.com and charity, CreateCare Global, Sandy McDonald is an author, a TEDx speaker, and a storytelling trainer. She has worked with hundreds of business owners, entrepreneurs Read more…

Grace Mugabe

Grace Mugabe

Financially Empowered

Grace Mugabe CPA is an experienced Management Accountant and founder of Financially Empowered, a for-purpose enterprise that empowers women by equipping them with financial literacy skills. Read more…

Pareena Naggea

Pareena Naggea

Marketing Coach at Pareena Marketing & Founder of Parici Women Connect

Pareena is a Marketing Strategist and Coach at Parici Marketing, helping entrepreneurs grow their side-hustle with high-converting marketing strategies. She is also the founder of Parici Women Connect, Read more…

Cameron Neil

Cameron Neil

General Manager at Common Code

Cameron is an entrepreneur, investor and advisor with decades of experience in sustainable and ethical supply chains, food and fashion industries, international development, social enterprise, Read more…

Darren Pereira

Darren Pereira

Founding Director & Head Speaker at Success Integrated

Darren Pereira – Founding Director & Head Speaker at Success Integrated. Having inspired nearly 1/2 million people across 4 countries, over 20 years, Darren is one of the most in-demand, Read more…

Campbell Rider

Campbell Rider

University of Melbourne

Campbell studies and teaches philosophy at the University of Melbourne. He is passionate about applying philosophical insights to real-world problems in order to bring about concrete solutions. Read more…

Dr Natalya Turkina

Dr Natalya Turkina

RMIT University

Dr Natalya Turkina is a Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow at RMIT University. She is a highly trained Researcher and Educator in the field of Business Social and Environmental Sustainability Read more…

Tom Williamson

Tom Williamson

Principal Product Manager at Common Code

Tom is a product manager with a decade’s experience helping companies use technology to improve their customers’ lives.Over the past decade, Tom has been involved in a dozen startups and Read more…


Day 3 – 28 October 2020

Abiola Ajetomobi

Abiola Ajetomobi

Director at Innovation Hub Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

Abiola Ajetomobi is a social innovator who is passionate about forming creative and sustainable solutions to increasing the economic and social participation of people that would otherwise Read more…

Luke Barbagallo

Luke Barbagallo

Partnerships Manager at Pollinate Group

Luke currently works with Pollinate Group as their Partnerships manager. He believes that community-led needs identification and building agency through entrepreneurship is a necessary Read more…

Richard Etherington

Richard Etherington

Managing Director at Kokonut Pacific

Richard is an ideas man and enjoys developing new products and new business opportunities! With a degree in Rural Science from the University of New England Read more…

Sally Giblin

Sally Giblin

Founder and CEO of Pure Bundle

Sally Giblin, social entrepreneur and circular fashion advocate, is the Co-Founder and CEO of Pure Bundle. Pure Bundle is changing the way parents dress their children, with pristine preloved Read more…

Megan O'Malley

Megan O’Malley

Founder of HUMIFORM

Having worked as an educator for over a decade, Megan O’Malley is passionate about connecting young people to their impact and empowering them to take action in their communities. Read more…

Holley Somerville Knott

Holley Somerville Knott

Founder of Tell Someone Who Cares

Holley Somerville Knott, 16 yr old CEO & Founder (Chief Ethics Officer) Environmentalist & founder of social enterprise Tell Someone Who Cares and a Charity Foundation.Read more…


Nguyen Luu

Nguyen Luu

3rd Year Student at RMIT University

Nguyen Luu is a PhD Candidate at RMIT University, Melbourne. Her current research interest is the emergence of social enterprises, specifically through communication and branding Read more…


Apurva Kirti Sharma

Apurva Kirti Sharma

3rd Year Student at RMIT University

Apurva Sharma is a qualified overseas lawyer, a PhD candidate and HDR Student Representative for Graduate School of Business and Law at RMIT University, Melbourne. She is pursuing PhD in Corporate Read more…


Shannon Threlfall

Shannon Threlfall

Founder of The Founder’s Vision

Shannon helps women rise up to create a positive impact in the world through business and become role models for the next generation of female leaders. Read more…


Mathew Townsend

Mathew Townsend

Founder of Nature Freedom/Inclusive Insights

Mathew Townsend is a founder of Nature Freedom, a not-for-profit enterprise providing young people with disability with access to the natural environment. He is an adventurer, a public speaker Read more…


Richa Vijayraj

Richa Vijayraj

3rd Year Student at RMIT University

Richa Vijayraj is a highly motivated accounting and finance researcher with Business & Human Resources qualification and a decade long working experience with multinational businesses. Richa has worked Read more…


Stephanie Wollard

Stephanie Wollard

Seven Women

Stephanie Woollard began Seven Women at age 22 after meeting seven disabled women working in a tin shed in Kathmandu. These seven women were struggling to make a living in the face of Read more…


Facilitators/Hosts and MCs

Susanna Bevilacqua

Susanna Bevilacqua

Founder/Director at Moral Fairground

As the founder & director of Moral Fairground, Susanna works with purpose driven enterprises and diverse networks to deliver initiatives and projects that encourage collaboration, shared value and impact. Read more…

Ben Neville

Ben Neville

Coordinator, Leadership for Social Impact, Centre for Workplace Leadership

Ben Neville is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management & Marketing, Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne in Australia. Ben researches and teaches broadly across Read more…

Alex Tullio

Alex Tullio

Chief Evolution Officer & Executive Director at Financial Executive Women

Over a career spanning more than 20 years, Alex has built a deep level of experience and a strong reputation for growing and transforming businesses into profitable enterprises. Before launching Read more…

Activity and Wellbeing Partners

Diana Barnett

Diana Barnett

Founder at Cultivate Impact

Diana is passionate about curating ‘Connections That Matter’ for changemakers and entrepreneurs who care about the environmental and social footprint business has on our world. Read more…

Teresa Corso

Teresa Corso

Founder & Director at Soulitude Massage & Wellness

In 2007 Teresa left her banking career to create a Wellness hub incorporating many healing modalities, mindfulness activities and Massage. She now facilitates workshops in Read more…

Chris Hope

Chris Hope

Co-Founder of 100 Coffee Movement

Chris is the Co-Founder and Chief Barista of the 100 Coffee Movement, an organisation that aims to promote healthy, connected communities. He founded the movement after completing Read more…