i=Change founder, entrepreneur and keynote presenter
Jeremy Meltzer is a socially and environmentally conscious entrepreneur and adventurer and the founder of i=Change, a unique, highly innovative and fast-growing social enterprise which partners online retailers with some of the world's most impactful NGOs. He is also a highly effective and entertaining keynote speaker.
Having grown his family's olive oil, Yellingbo Gold, into the largest selling premium Australian extra virgin olive oil in the US and, simultaneously, into the darling of the US media, Jeremy also wanted to make it more meaningful. As a passionate advocate for the empowerment of women and girls, he wanted to support their development - a cause he'd cared about since living in Cuba in his twenties.
Realising that 77% of consumers wish to buy from brands that clearly give back, Jeremy first had the idea for i=Change when he saw the enormous potential - and benefits - for brands to help solve a social issue. Launched in 2014, i=Change provides online retailers with a powerful way to give back, differentiate, create brand ambassadors, access inspiring content, and dramatically increase customer and staff engagement.
Partnering with Australia's iconic brands such as Nine West, i=Change has raised and donated over $145,000 (and increasing every few seconds) to fund best-practice development projects around the world - mostly in support of women and girls. Now, from every sale, brands gives back $1 via their i=Change Platform, and their customers get to choose where it goes. Customers can also track the impact live, to see in real time and with 100% transparency, the impact their purchase has made. i=Change is the first global solution of it's kind.
As a successful social entrepreneur and passionate advocate for the empowerment of women and girls, Jeremy has given a TED Talk, addressed the Australian, US and Indian media and contributes to The Age newspaper. Jeremy also sits on the Advisory Board for Institute for Global Women Leaders.
In his keynote presentations, Jeremy draws upon his colorful experiences in business and life where, with passion and purpose, he inspires, motivates, challenges and entertains.
Jeremy Meltzer talks about:
- Leadership & innovation: harnessing disruption & understanding what stays the same
- The business of giving back. Values, authenticity & the new consumer
- Women & girls: unleashing the greatest drivers of growth this century
- Idea. Execution. Growth. The start-up adventure
Dynamic, passionate, purveyor of a great story made relevant for our audience. Our team was very inspired! Status Investments Far exceeded my expectations. Would strongly recommend this training.
Trade Commissioner & Consul General The Australian Trade Commission, Atlanta
A very inspiring talk. Many of his words stayed with me for days. I am now looking at my business in a new and exciting light. Three Points Recruitment Powerful and insightful. I have learnt a lot today.
Jeremy Meltzer's one day executive presentation skills training module was one of the most useful and effective training days I have ever undertaken.
The Australian Trade Commission, Europe & The Middle East
If only our people devoted themselves as much, we'd all be millionaires! Sincerity, integrity, vision, combined with gritty determination... A great talk with great lessons to share.