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Emerging Leaders - IWD

Dhiyana Varsani
24 Dec. 2021

International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated annually on 8 March offering an opportunity to reflect on progress made, to call for change, and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.

Saxton Speakers has a range of IWD emerging leadership speakers who inspire both personal and business leadership to help build successful individuals and companies.

Engage one of our top purpose and social enterprise leadership speakers for your next conference or business event, and join the movement to #BreakTheBias

Find the best leadership keynote speakers for your school, business event, or conference via the links below!

Co-Founder and CEO of PROJECT ROCKIT

Lucy is cofounder and CEO of PROJECT ROCKIT - Australia's youth-driven movement against bullying.

Lucy is internationally recognised as a thought-leader in online safety and participation, serving on the global Safety Advisory Boards of Facebook and Instagram, as well as Twitter's Trust and Safety Council. Throughout her career, Lucy has personally worked with hundreds of thousands of young Aussies, building a precious ability to connect with any audience

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Anti-bullying activist, social entrepreneur, and CEO, PROJECT ROCKIT

Rosie Thomas is co-founder and CEO of PROJECT ROCKIT, Australia’s leading youth anti-bullying organization that she created when she was a young person herself and is one of the youngest recipients of the Order of Australia Medal.

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At 17 and 18, Eloise Hall and Isobel Marshall crowdfunded $56,000 to kickstart TABOO Period Products; a social enterprise that sells high quality certified organic cotton pads and tampons with all company profits dedicated to eradicating period poverty.TABOO has a strong focus on educating, campaigning and advocacy efforts, aiming to dismantle menstrual stigma and free the conversation of periods to create practical change. They have also partnered with many Australian organisations, providing free access to pads for Australian women who require menstrual support.

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CEO & Co-Founder of Transhuman

Amanda Johnstone is the CEO and Co-Founder of social health innovations company Transhuman. She is a technologist, inventor, and investor, primarily in emerging technologies and a standout change-maker of her generation. Amanda is an energetic, charismatic, and forward-thinking technologist who founded the mental health app ‘Be A Looper’, preventing suicides in over 87 countries.

In 2019, Amanda was recognized as 1 of 10 “Next Generation Leaders” under 35 globally by Time Magazine and in 2020 Amanda was named The CEO Magazine's Startup Executive of the Year.

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CEO and Founding Director of School for Life Foundation

Annabelle is the philanthropic powerhouse that generates innovative solutions to the challenges of the modern workplace. She really knows how to get people fired up and involved – raising over $4 million in five years to build schools in rural Uganda. She is the Founding Director of the grassroots organisation School For Life Foundation (SFL), which now employs more than 150 people across three continents. Her schedule is non-stop, but Annabelle wouldn’t have it any other way. Her role includes management in Australia and Uganda of strategy, governance, human resources, fundraising and sponsorship, marketing, media and events.

Annabelle was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in January 2015

Her personal story to commit to an idea with passion is heartfelt and inspirational.

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CEO & Founder of She's A Crowd

Zoe was working in gender advocacy and international development when she realised there was a big data gap in gender-based violence. She found a way to bridge that gap, using something women love to do: share their stories. Zoe lived in a van while getting her start-up off the ground. She’s A Crowd uses storytelling data to make cities safer for women and address gender-based violence.

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Social Entrepreneur, Founder of Eat My Lunch

Lisa King is the founder of Eat My Lunch, one of NZ’s most successful for-profit social enterprises on a mission to ensure no child goes to school hungry. Lisa believes that business cannot just be about profits anymore and that business can (and should) bring about social change. Using an innovative model, Eat My Lunch has shown you can do well and do good at the same time.

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An Empowering Educator

Billie Murphy is an educator and experienced facilitator who specialises in working with our partners to deliver an exceptional program that enhances wellbeing and broadens their understanding of global citizenship and the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Working Hard and Working Kind

Anna is the founder and CEO of Bambuddha Group a social enterprise that provides leadership coaching and CSR programs. Anna has added value to thousands of companies and inspirational leaders by showing them how to 'work kinder’ for People, Community, Customers & Environment.

Anna believes in a future where every leader and organization is committed to creating a sustainable world of equality and opportunity for everyone

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Cyber Safety and Digital Wellbeing Expert

Yasmin is a game-changing speaker, motivator, and rule-breaker whose diverse and eventful background makes her life story completely unique. With a background as a world-class athlete, police officer, and viral social media star, Yasmin has lived and learned some of life's toughest lessons. Listen to how she's talked people off clifftops, to becoming Australia's infamous dancing cop.

Yasmin’s sessions always bring life's most powerful lessons to life

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