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A passionate storyteller and experienced presenter, Mads' easy-going, professional and engaging style puts her in high demand as a keynote speaker, panelist, moderator and media contributor.

Here are some of the topics Mads speaks on …

Startups, innovation + entrepreneurial thinking
The future of work + real-world education
The gender gap + female leadership
Lean startup, Design Thinking + learning by doing

Here are some of the topics Mads speaks on …

High energy + inspiring storytelling

An ideas-driven ABC journalist, producer, podcast host and moderator, Mads Hanger (Grummet) works as a multi-media, cross-platform content creator and is committed to high impact, authentic storytelling to engage diverse audiences.

Mads’ journalism career started with a Cadetship with News Corp and Pacific Publications in Melbourne and Sydney. She then worked as a freelance reporter and writer for Australian newspapers, magazines and digital publications (News Limited, Channel Nine Melbourne, ACP, Herald Sun, Murdoch Magazines), and has held senior editorial roles commissioning writers, and leading teams of photographic, production and design staff.

In the past decade, Mads has become a prolific content creator, speaker, host and presenter, and has also lead multiple strategic comms, marketing and PR campaigns across socials, major media and brand activations.

Mads is currently working with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) as a producer and journalist across ABC RN Breakfast, ABC RN Drive and other nation-wide programs.

Engaging + powerful stage presence

Mads’ professional, journalistic and engaging style, unbridled curiosity and infectious energy put her in high demand as a moderator, speaker, MC of national events, and as an anchor host or panel lead on screens, stages and at industry and corporate events.

Blending her career, professional and life experience, bias for action and compelling stage presence, Mads’ keynotes are powerful and practical. Every presentation is customised to drive maximum impact and uses immersive storytelling, audience participation and fresh ideas. Mads’ addresses approximately 50 conferences, seminars and panels annually.

Igniting audiences + catalysing change through storytelling

Mads is comfortable working across all forms of media. She has travelled all over Australia as a moderator, speaker, panel host and MC for major events.

Madeleine’s Writing, Speaking + Media Topics



Writing, Speaking + Facilitation Experience

What people are saying …

Madeleine is one of the strongest and most impressive speakers and moderators I have come across in my professional career. Madeleine brings passion, humility, insight and humour into her speaking engagements, and connects with highly diverse audiences ranging in age, size and industry. I highly recommend her as a speaker on topics including leadership, entrepreneurship, women and girls, STEM and the future of work.

- Sheree RubinsteinCo-Founder, One Roof Australia

Madeleine is a high-energy, high-impact speaker with an infectious passion for entrepreneurship, STEM, leadership, women and girls. A skilled communicator, she is able to get her audiences to lean in and listen while at the same time keep active energy in the room. Mads is super easy to work with and always takes the time to clarify the brief to ensure she presents with purpose and precision.

- Georgia McDonaldGeneral Manager, Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship University of Melbourne

Madeleine is a powerhouse speaker who not only engages the audience, but brings energy and positivity to the room every time she picks up the microphone.

- Pause FestAustralasia’s Premier Innovation Event

Please get in touch for event or media speaking + facilitation enquiries