International Women's Day Breakfast

Join us on International Women's Day as Holly Ransom, 28 year old CEO at Emergent, shares her personal experiences and professional insight into education and career opportunities, women in media and the future of women in business.


Event Agenda

8:30am Registration and light refreshments

9:00am Welcome address

9:05am Presentation by Holly Ransom

9:55am Closing remarks

10:00am Networking

10:30am Event concludes


Holly Ransom
CEO at Emergent

At just 28 years old, Holly Ransom is chief executive of Emergent, a consultancy which specialises in marketing to millennials. Emergent has worked with the likes of Microsoft, the Australian Institute of Sport, CPA, INPEX, Conoco Phillips, and DFAT. She is also the only female on the board of an AFL club (Port Adelaide).

Before she started Emergent, Holly’s corporate career has involved working as Chief of Staff to NAB Wealth Chief Executive Andrew Hagger and for Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh, leading key organisational strategy and business improvement initiatives and integrated corporate affairs projects. She also worked in a variety of leadership positions with more than twenty global non-profit organisations and (begrudgingly) completed a Law degree and BA (Economics). 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 also co-authored the strategy paper on youth entrepreneurship and unemployment for the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal agenda.

A globally renowned keynote speaker, Holly has presented across six continents, including delivering a Peace Charter to the Dalai Lama and addressing the G20’s Central Bank Governors and Finance Ministers. She is also a popular contributor to a number of leading publications including The Australian Financial Review and the Huffington Post. She has featured on ABC’s ‘Q&A’, Reuters, Bloomberg Asia, Channel 7 News and Channel 10’s ‘The Project’, and is well-known for her commentary on intergenerational economic and social challenges.