Travels from: Victoria
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Social entrepreneur Melina Schamroth is in the business of making a difference. Melina is the Founder and CEO of multi award-winning social enterprise m.a.d.(Making A Difference) woman, speaker and author and creator of the global Grateful in April campaign.
m.a.d.woman is the winner of the National 2011 Telstra Business Award for being the most socially responsible business in Australia. Programs and events connect people with each other and their communities and have seen more than 7000 people positively impact the lives of around 300,000 people.
Be it bushfire, flood and earthquake relief, helping the hungry and homeless or supporting neglected animals, Melina is continually finding innovative ways to motive and engage people.
Melina’s background includes 18 years working in journalism, communication, marketing and PR for a variety of global companies and leading organisations in Australia and New Zealand. These include top 100 companies, Government and not for profit groups.
Melina motivates and inspires business, networking and community groups to get involved. Her presentations show businesses and individuals how to benefit from being socially responsible and bring out the best in themselves by making a difference to others. Melina can be booked as a keynote speaker and to run workshops and team building events.
Melina also specializes in socially responsible team building events. Her m.a.d.woman unique socially responsible corporate team building events also make a difference. From small groups to large teams, m.a.d.woman events unite participants - all while producing tangible outcomes for projects in need.
With no advertising budget, Melina has built the m.a.d.woman brand, attracting significant media coverage including regular television, radio, newspaper and magazine slots.
Prior to starting m.a.d.woman, Melina spent 18 years working in journalism, communication, marketing and PR roles for a variety of global companies and leading organisations in Australia and New Zealand. These include top 100 companies, Government, not for profit groups, private companies and emerging businesses.
Melina studied Philanthropy and Social Investment at Swinburne University in addition to extensive pro bono work for not for profit organisations in Australasia.
Melina’s books – How to be m.a.d. (making a difference) and m.a.d. (making a difference) in a green way – provide people with clever, practical and creative ways they can contribute to their communities, help others and reduce their environmental impact. Her socially responsible product range includes sticker m.a.d. and paper m.a.d. products. Melina is also the author of Beneath Dark Skies – a collection of Black Saturday bushfire stories.