generationYOU Melbourne 2018 Speaker Line-Up

At generationYOU, we don’t pretend to know it all when it comes to your career journey … after all, there is only so much we can teach you ourselves! That’s why for our generationYOU Live Events, we enlist the expertise of a huge range of industry professionals.

Our speakers who present at generationYOU are unique. Why? Because at generationYOU they don’t talk about themselves or their companies, instead they share with you all of their career knowledge, tips, tricks and hacks!

With less than two weeks left until our annual one-day event in Melbourne, we encourage you to check out the stellar line-up of industry speakers and the topics they will be presenting on, and then grabbing your ticket to join us on April 20!

Melbourne 2018 Keynote // Abigail Forsyth 
Co-Founder & Managing Director, KeepCup
Topic: Say YES to opportunities and Hustle like there is no tomorrow.

>> Abigail Forsyth is a leader in the global campaign to promote sustainability. As the Co-Founder and Managing Director of KeepCup, known worldwide for its bright and instantly recognisable reusable cups, Abigail is passionate about improving the take-up of sustainable alternatives to disposable and single use items.

After working with her brother to set up their own chain of cafes across Melbourne, Abigail became alarmed by the amount of disposable packaging being wasted. Abigail started her search for a more sustainable and environmentally conscious way to serve food, and the concept of KeepCup soon became a reality.

Stefan Delatovic
Account Director, Think HQ
Topic: Figure out who you are and how to tell the world: Building your personal brand.

>> Stefan is an accomplished communicator specialising in media, crisis messaging and strategy. With 18 years’ experience, his passion is for using stories and ideas to shape communities and empower them to change the world.

Jo Dean
HR Manager, National Graduate Program, Ashurst
Topic: Career Corner presented by Ashurst.

>> Jo is currently a HR Manager based in Sydney for global law firm, Ashurst who was recently awarded the 2018 LegalVitae “Most Popular Clerkship Employer”. Jo is passionate about attracting top talent and assisting students transition from university to a career in law.

Michael Ellis
Head of Culture, Vinomofo
Topic: Career Corner presented by Ashurst.

Michael is the Head of Culture at Vinomofo, one of Australia’s fastest-growing companies and a leader in innovation, disruption and values-based company culture. Michael wants to live in a world where companies engage and empower people to express their unique talents, strengths and creativity as they work together to do great things.

Karim Gamali
Coach, SYC
Topic: Put yourself in the best position to succeed with these critical enterprise skills.

>> Since moving to Melbourne in 2016 Karim has worked for SYC on the Sticking Together Project, who provide job coaching and mentoring to at risk young people in the Western Suburbs to improve their access to job opportunities and their general wellbeing.

Jessica Hudswell
Head of Corporate Affairs Australia, Deliveroo
Topic: Put yourself in the best position to succeed with these critical enterprise skills.

As Head of Corporate Affairs for Deliveroo, Jessica covers media, communications and government and industry relationships. Jess manages the public conversation that surrounds Deliveroo. 

Nick Janeski
Talent Acquisition Specialist, eNett International
Topic: Be prepared for the workplace of tomorrow – predicting the Future of Work

>> Nominated Victorian Young Achiever of the Year, working in recruitment straight out of high school whilst studying his degree full time, Nick understands the pressure and the attributes that make it possible to succeed in a tough talent market.

Adam Jelic
Founder, MiGoals
Topic: Networking. Turn strangers into connections & friends into raving fans.

>> MiGoals was founded in 2010 by Adam Jelic with the vision to create a diary that was sophisticated, goal-focussed and well-structured. He wanted something that would help keep him motivated as he progressed through his professional and personal goals. MiGoals is more than a stationery brand, it’s a global community of dream chasers and action takers.

Ryan O’Connor
Director Private Clients, PwC
Topic: Be prepared for the workplace of tomorrow – predicting the Future of Work

>> Ryan has over 16 years of experience at PwC. He currently leads the Melbourne Outsource Finance Solutions business which is focussed on delivering a full suite of accounting, compliance and advisory services to fast growing businesses and family groups.

Jill Riseley
Director, Meliora Group
Topic: Put yourself in the best position to succeed with these critical enterprise skills.

>> Jill has 20 years experience in sustainability and public affairs and is currently Director of Meliora Group, a strategic advisory firm and Chairman of Community Buying Group a registered B Corporation. Jill also sits on the Boards of Launch Housing and Royal Botanic Gardens, Victoria.

Lisa Renneisen
Co-Founder, generationYOU
Topic: What a career really means.

>> Lisa has had over 15 years of marketing and product management experience and has worked with several startups in Europe and Australia before taking the plunge into the world of entrepreneurship and joining Nadine as Co-Founder. 

Whitney Stacey
Community Lead, Hub Southern Cross
Topic: Be prepared for the workplace of tomorrow – predicting the Future of Work

>>Whitney is the Community Lead at Hub Southern Cross. Hub Australia is a national network of co-working communities that offers a platform for growing businesses. In addition to this, she is also the Co-Founder & Director of Monochrome Coffee Co., a social enterprise coffee company that exists to transform developing communities through the education and empowerment of youth.

Lama Tayeh
Founder & CEO, LULUMPR
Topic:Be prepared for the workplace of tomorrow – predicting the Future of Work

>> Lama Tayeh is the Founder & CEO of LULUMPR® a digital PR & agile marketing company that partners with high-growth startups, technology companies and entrepreneurs to help fast track their brands’ visibility, tell their story, connect with their audiences, and drive engagement.

Nadine Zrinzo
Co-Founder, generationYOU

>>  Nadine is on a mission to facilitate 1,000,000 learning experiences through Bright Conferences & generationYOU. She strongly believes in the power of face-to-face learning and is keen to foster the sharing of knowledge from guru to student in any walk of life.