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Mel’s driving purpose has been to catalyse and lead positive impact. She is currently Founder & CEO at Scriibed and Banksia Academy with a shared Theory of Change to achieve long term financial independence for women victim survivors of domestic and family violence through full social and economic participation.
She has honed the art of conversational leadership, is an ideas synthesist and strategist with a proven record of achievement in business, social ventures, community engagement, and culture transformation with a deep commitment to diversity, inclusion, innovation and systemic social change.
Since 2015, Melanie has been instrumental in convening the impact investing ecosystem in the Asia Pacific with the team at Impact Asia Pacific, and through The Coterie, has brought international thought leaders to Australia – building communities of practice together around the key themes of – impact, purpose, conversational leadership, beautiful business and innovation. In 2011, Mel founded The Coterie for Renewal (then Talking Sticks), a global human development and learning community.
Her strengths converge around systems change, connecting divergent points to create shared value, creating flourishing cultures, driving engagement, building long term partnerships, strategic communication, community building, catalysing policy change and action.
Prior to her current work Mel has led social/not-for-profit organisations and teams as Chief Executive.