Holly Ransom

Named as one of the “100 Most Influential Australian Women” in 2012 by the Australian Financial Review and Westpac, Holly’s passion for driving sustainable change in both the corporate and nonprofit world is truly remarkable. The 23-year-old entrepreneur has worked with more than 20 nonprofit organisations across the world, and currently runs two businesses (a consulting and public speaking business and a leadership development company) having just completed her final semester in a BA Economics and Law at the University of Western Australia.

In 2012, Holly became the world’s youngest Rotary president, and was named both Western Australian of the Year and Young Volunteer of the Year. As an acclaimed public speaker, Holly was also invited by Australian Governor General Quentin Bryce to be a keynote speaker at celebrations for the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day in 2011. Holly has represented Australia at summits across America, Japan, Switzerland, Malaysia and Singapore, and drafted and presented a Peace Charter to the Dalai Lama. Holly represented Australia at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance Summit in Moscow and is now the chair for the Y20 in Australia in 2014.