At five years old, Holly’s Grandmother Dorothy said to her “Honey, if you walk past it, you tell the world it’s okay”.
Holly has devoted her life and leadership to this mantra ever since; inspiring audiences around the globe to stand up and lead the change they care enough to make. Named one of Australia’s 100 Most Influential Women by the Australian Financial Review, she has delivered a Peace Charter to the Dalai Lama, was Sir Richard Branson’s nominee for Wired Magazine’s ‘Smart List’ of Future Game Changers to watch and was awarded the US Embassy’s Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Leadership Excellence in 2019.
Holly has compressed a power-packed career into a decade, spanning corporate, non-profit, and public sectors. Through her leadership consulting firm, Emergent, she has produced real-world results for clients such as P&G, Microsoft, Virgin, Cisco, and KPMG. Holly is also an accomplished board director for organizations such as Port Adelaide Football Club and Hudson.
A proud champion for diversity and inclusion, Holly is Chair of Pride Cup Australia and devoted to challenging LGBTI+ discrimination within sporting clubs.