Travels from: Victoria
One of Australia's most prominent female entrepreneurs
Categories: Business Speakers, Entrepreneur, Innovation, Motivational Speakers
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Liz Volpe is one of Australia's most prominent female entrepreneurs dedicated to empowering the next generation with the skills to navigate a business landscape yet to be imagined. She is a courageous innovator, empowered woman in business and is driven by an unshakeable belief that the pursuit of our dreams can positively affect change in the world.
As the founder of Project Gen Z, Liz's purpose is focused on educating the youth of today in entrepreneurial thinking. She knows only too well the importance of these skills having herself landed in Australia in her early twenties with nothing more than a backpack full of dreams and a heart full of determination.
These dreams led Liz to pursue a successful career in commission only sales, before founding her first business in 2006 Zest Possibilities. Zest was a market leader in outsourced promotions, sales, and marketing campaigns; however Liz defines the success of Zest by the $156 Million funds raised for Australian and International charities.
In 2012, Liz continued her pursuit to pioneer purpose-driven business ideas when she co-founded The League of Extraordinary Women. Today the League has launched in 9 cities around Australia, showcased over 100+ female entrepreneur speakers, run conferences with over 3000 women attending, and created a community of over 120,000.
By 2015, Liz had ticked all of the boxes defining success, however there was one big dream she was yet to pursue. A few years earlier she had visited Sunrise Cambodia and as a result of that experience knew that she had a destiny inside yet to be born. That destiny would not only help the young people of Sunrise but also inspire young people all over the world. Project Gen Z was born.
Project Gen Z are a collective of Australia’s leading entrepreneurs and CEOS who have joined forces to roll out Dare to Dream entrepreneurial workshops targeted at young people all over the world. With Liz at the helm, the Project Gen Z team have educated more than 1500 students in Australia and developing nations while also raising more than $400,000 dollars for partner charities.
Three years on Liz's dream is building in momentum. Along with continuing to offer world changing travel experiences for entrepreneurs, she is currently implementing school workshops in Australia and developing a dream activation program for indigenous students.
Today she continues her mission to inspire big dreams through her extraordinary vision for the future of our planet. She is undoubtedly one of the most influential thought leaders of her time for young people and is also an incredible role model for women in business, pioneering leaders and socially minded innovators. When In the presence of Liz one cannot help but believe that dreams really do come true.
Our biggest thanks to Liz for speaking at our event, what an impact she had! It’s a unique talent to be able to wow an audience in a very relatable, humble way but at the same time hitting home with learning after learning and getting them to realise it’s time to get moving! Her words have been echoed and requoted ever since, so the lasting impact has been made.
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Liz recently spoke for us. Her passion and energy kept an audience of 200 leaders on the edge of their seat. For someone of her calibre we were incredibly impressed with her genuine down to earth nature, Liz speaks with honesty and authenticity. Liz, thank you for all your wisdom shared and for just being you.
Liz did an amazing job inspiring our students and encouraging them to follow their dreams. Students could relate to Liz’s journey coming to Australia as a backpacker and going on to launch Project Gen-Z and the League of Extraordinary Women. This was exactly what we were looking for to inspire our students to make the most of their experience while in Australia.