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A committed storyteller and experienced journalist, Madeleine's easy-going, professional and engaging style puts her in high demand as a keynote speaker and emcee.

Madeleine loves to deep dive …

Leadership, startups & entrepreneurship
The future of work & education
Gender gaps, societal norms & teen issues
Lean cycles, design thinking & learning by doing

Madeleine loves to discuss all things…

Committed to engaging storytelling

An ideas-driven journalist, speaker, author and podcast host, Mads is committed to high impact, authentic storytelling to drive reader engagement.

Mads’ journalism career started in 1995, after completing a Cadetship with News Corp and Pacific Publications in Melbourne and Sydney. Mads then worked as a freelance reporter and writer for Australian newspapers, magazines and digital publications for two decades (News Limited, Channel Nine Melbourne, ACP, Herald Sun, Murdoch Magazines), and held senior editorial roles commissioning writers, and leading teams of photographic, production and design staff.

Mads also has extensive experience across multi-channel social media content production, PR and brand strategy.

Bias to action & powerful stage presence

Madeleine’s professional, journalistic and engaging style, unbridled curiosity and infectious energy puts her in high demand as a keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, MC of national events, and as an anchor host or panel lead on screens, stages and at industry and consumer events.

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

Driving impact & catalysing change through storytelling

Madeleine regularly writes, produces and commissions multi-media content, and is comfortable working across all forms of media. She has travelled all over Australia delivering keynotes on innovation ecosystems, startups and entrepreneurship, the future of education, authentic leadership, the future of work, gender and social issues and more.

Madeleine’s Topics & Expertise Includes…

STARTUPS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
THE FUTURE OF WORK
THE GENDER GAP
EDUCATION FOR THE REAL WORLD
INNOVATION AS A CATALYST FOR CHANGE
BUSINESS MODEL REINVENTION
LEADERSHIP FOR THE NEW WORLD
REAL WAYS OF WORKING
DESIGN THINKING
LEAN STARTUP
HUMAN CENTERED DESIGN
BUILDING A BUSINESS FROM ZERO
STEM SKILLS
CURIOSITY & LIFELONG LEARNING
HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAMWORK
THE POWER OF MENTORS
SOCIAL MEDIA
TEENAGE ISSUES
MOTHERHOOD
THE WORKING PARENT JUGGLE
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Testimonials + #humblebrags

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. Madeleine is super easy to work with and always takes the time to carefully 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 Fest 2018Australasia’s Premier Innovation Event

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