We are pleased that to announce that our keynote speaker for this year’s awards will be the fantastic Melody Hossaini! Melody has a plethora of accolades to her name including ‘New Europe’s Most Influential Woman’ which was awarded to her by the European Parliament in 2015. She is the multi-award winning founder and CEO of InspirEngage International, one of the world’s leading organisations in skills training and people development – with a portfolio spanning 100+ countries and having reached 1 million people in a 4 year period. Melody was also a co-founder of U.K Youth Parliament at the age of 13, and continues to be a government advisor on enterprise and skills to this day.
Melody has also worked on a number of peace-implementation schemes with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and has been trained by ex vice-president Al Gore on the topic of climate change at Cambridge University. In 2011, Melody beat 75,000 applicants to become a candidate on BBC’s ‘The Apprentice’, making history as the first ever (and til this day the only) social entrepreneur to compete on the show- making it to week 10 out of 12 with Lord Sugar describing her as “a woman of exceptional ability”.
As a champion of women’s advancement, Melody has given training to hundreds of women in an effort to help them launch their own social enterprises. She is also a member of the prestigious CEO Champion’s Group of FTSE 100 companies helping women to prosper.
Melody has written for the publications such as The Guardian, Forbes and Huffington Post as well as also making appearances on SKY and CNBC. She’s also currently on her international speaking tour ‘How to Change the World’ as well as coaching individuals 1-2-1 on a programme called ‘Invest in yourself’. Starting out as a war-refugee, she has lived and worked in 4 countries and speaks 5 languages fluently, holding a 2:1 LLB Honours Law degree from Oxford Brookes University.
We look forward to seeing her presentation at the EWIF awards and will be a highlight of what is already shaping up to be a stellar day.
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