2014 G20 Youth Summit Chair, speaker, consultant and coach
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.
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 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.
Holly Ransom talks about:
- Intergenerational Leadership
- Women In Leadership
- Change Management
- Stakeholder Management
- Organisational Intrapreneurship
- Community Engagement
The feedback we received was unlike anything we’ve ever experienced for a guest presenter and networking event, with Holly frequently regarded as being one of the most moving speakers many had ever come across. In case, Holly did not have a chance to tell you, she was a very popular individual at the conclusion of the event, swarmed by many enthusiastic attendants dying to approach her with a multitude of questions.
-Commerce Students Society – Melbourne University
Holly is well known as one of Western Australia’s youngest movers and shakers. Her presentation focused on recent changes in social processes of innovation, such as open source methods and techniques and social purpose innovation, such as microcredit, as well as forecasting the next frontier of advances in social impact. Holly’s talk was well received by our members and generated a number of questions from interested members. We can highly recommend Holly as a public speaker.
-American Chamber of Commerce
After being blown away with Holly’s presentation at the Tipping Point series in Melbourne, I invited her to present to our top talent at NAB. Holly’s presentation was incredibly inspirational and in line with our own business strategy, she really made a point of challenging the status quo. She engaged everyone from our senior management to our up-and-coming employees. This was a presentation that was talked about for weeks afterwards. I’d highly recommend Holly as an engaging and informative speaker.