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Be inspired by Holly Ransom at Flying Solo LIVE

- August 14, 2018 2 MIN READ

We are so pleased to have the brilliant Holly Ransom on stage at Flying Solo LIVE, a full day of sessions from inspiring business owners and experts to help you start, build and run a business you love. Learn more and grab a ticket

Holly is the CEO of Emergent, a company specialising in disruptive strategy and building the capacity of business leaders to execute change.

An accomplished global keynote speaker, Holly has presented across 6 continents, including delivering a Peace Charter to the Dalai Lama. She has featured on ABC’s ‘Q&A’, Channel 7 News & Channel 10’s ‘The Project’, and is renowned for her commentary on intergenerational economic and social issues.

In her session ‘Thriving in Changing Times‘, Holly will be in conversation with David Koch to discuss how business owners and leaders can innovate, adapt and take advantage of new opportunities coming over the horizon.

A top-ten age group finisher in her most recent Ironman Endurance Triathlon, in 2016 Holly was listed by Sir Richard Branson as one of his dream dinner guests, and in 2017 was Sir Richard’s nominee for Wired Magazine’s ‘Smart List’ of future game changers to watch. In 2018, she was personally requested by Barack Obama to moderate an hour-long conversation with during his only engagement in Australia.

Prior to Emergent, Holly’s corporate career has involved working as Chief of Staff to NAB Wealth CEO Andrew Hagger and for Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh. Holly holds a Law degree and BA (Economics). In 2012, she was the youngest person to be named in Australia’s ‘100 Most Influential Women’, and also became the world’s youngest-ever Rotary President. Her work with Rotary has played a key role in the global efforts to lift youth participation in the organization.

Holly is an experienced non-executive director across the private, government and non-profit sectors. In 2016, Holly was appointed to Co-Chair the United Nations Coalition of Young Women Entrepreneurs and in 2014, the Australian Prime Minister appointed Holly to Chair the G20 Youth Summit, resulting in the first summit to secure its policy demands from G20 leaders.

Holly is the youngest ever woman appointed to the board of an AFL football club (with her appointment as a Director of Port Adelaide) and is also on the advisory Board for the launch of the AFL Women’s League.

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Join us at Flying Solo LIVE 2018 on Monday 27 August and enjoy inspirational speakers and good old fashioned face-to-face networking! This year we’re proud to be a feature event of Small Business Festival Victoria. 

With another year screeching past, it’s time to pause, clarify your direction, reignite your passion and ensure this is your best year yet.

At just $50+GST for the full day including lunch, morning tea and coffee, it’s surely the best value professional development in town, so grab your spot now.