KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Holly Ransom

Holly Ransom'S SPEAKING FEE $25K - $40K

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Keynote Speaker

Holly Ransom

CEO of Emergent; Author of The Leading Edge; Co-Founder, Chief Curator and Catalyst at Energy Disruptors; Non-executive Director at Port Adelaide Football Club; Board member of Pride Cup, Porter Davis and Hudson 

Holly Ransom is an award-winning keynote speaker, author, and leadership expert. She is an Ironman champion, the youngest director to sit on an Australian Rules Football board, and was Chair of the Youth G20 at 18 years old. Holly inspires audiences with the skills and know-how to lead the change they care enough to make. 

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Holly Ransom'S SPEAKING FEE $25K - $40K

As a Fulbright scholar and Harvard Kennedy School Class of ’21 fellow, Holly Ransom is a recipient of the prestigious Anne Wexler Public Policy Scholarship, allowing her to action social and economic inclusion by connecting people with the decisions that affect their lives. Holly’s first book, The Leading Edge, helps people harness their leadership potential by asking better questions, thinking beyond biased answers and building collective momentum for change. Holly brings the real-world leadership lessons of so many diverse thinkers and pioneers she’s met to the fore in The Leading Edge.

Holly was identified early as a dynamic thought leader and asked to Co-Chair the G20 Youth Summit in 2014, the United Nations Coalition of Young Women Entrepreneurs in 2016, and became the youngest director ever to be appointed to an Australian Football Club, the mighty Port Adelaide. Holly has been recognized as a LinkedIn Influencer and a credible content producer by the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and her podcast “Coffee Pods” was named in the top ten business podcasts to listen to by the Sydney Morning Herald in 2018.

As an accomplished company director, Holly has compressed a power-packed career into a decade, spanning corporate, non-profit, and public sectors. As founder and CEO of consulting firm Emergent, Holly has led real-world results with clients such as P&G, Microsoft, Virgin, Cisco, and KPMG. Holly has also been a regular on Australian television shows, The Drum and QandA. As a proud champion for diversity and inclusion, Holly is Chair of Pride Cup Australia, a non-profit organization and movement devoted to challenging LGBTI+ discrimination within sporting clubs and making them welcoming and supportive environments for LGBTI participation and fans. A two-time ironwoman, Holly loves to cook, dance, and sing… despite her complete lack of talent at all three.

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Holly Ransom and Sir Richard Branson on Leading with a Social Conscious

Holly Ransom’s Speech Topics

  • My Year of Fear

    For 365 days, Holly did one thing she was afraid of without fail. Learn from an Ironwoman, CEO, and youngest director of an Australian Rules Football Club. Empower your teams to expand their courage zone, hone their risk appetite, and reframe fear for greater business success. As Gandhi put it, let’s teach your people to do what they can, with what they have, from where they are—starting today. 

  • Inclusive Leadership Starts Within

    Only when we journey inwardly to understand and accept our own ‘otherness’ can we tap into the power of ‘others.’ Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of Holly’s leadership journey as an LGBTQI CEO, Chair of Pride Cup Australia, and advocate for social justice and empowerment. Holly will bring the audience on a holistic voyage within themselves and discover what it means to lead without prejudice. 

  • As A Leader, What You Don’t Know …Might Hurt You

    Leadership is no longer about individual strength, but group strength. What does leadership look like today when we face complexity and challenges in every direction? Activate a distributed leadership model to ‘know what you don’t know’ with the methods to help people build values alignment, model inclusive culture, and sharpen their critical curiosity for the unknown.

What other organizations say about Holly Ransom

Inspirational, thought provoking and unique – Holly is all of these things and more. Her storytelling captured our audience’s attention from the start to the finish and was deemed a highlight of the event. If you’re looking for a smart, authentic and passionate speaker to engage your employees, Holly is perfect.

Technology

What other organizations say about Holly Ransom

Holly Ransom was both a speaker and an MC for us in 2016. In both roles she shone and lit up the stage. Her ability to comfortably move across topics, share informed and insightful perspectives and engage and inspire her audience makes her an excellent addition to any events line-up.

Business Conferences / Audiences

What other organizations say about Holly Ransom

Holly’s commitment to the content, our team and company encouraged a true partnership prior to the event and onsite. The Conference was a huge success and we’ve received a lot of positive comments from attendees through our app and direct from the comms team and executives.

Telecommunications

What other organizations say about Holly Ransom

Holly’s ability to weave an organization’s purpose, event themes and insights from global thought leaders together to tell transformational stories is unmatched. Putting her in front of our industry on our biggest stage elevates the caliber of our general sessions and our audience looks forward to seeing her each year.

Pharmaceuticals

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