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WLGC: BookBuzz "Lead Like A Genius"

April 17 @ 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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"How to outgrow the competition and transform our world" Fireside chat with Dr. Melanie Van der Velde.

In our "book buzz" series we will have a Fireside chat with Dr. Melanie Van der Velde.

LEAD LIKE A GENIUS will take you on an inspirational journey through examples of genius from around the globe: initiatives that tackle climate change, the marine plastic crisis, pollution, poverty, inequality, and social exclusion exceptionally well. The book reveals why these achieve much better results than most. It provides thought-leading insights on avoiding common sustainability pitfalls and how to tackle our global issues for a far better return.

? Date: 17 April, 2024

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, Pacific time

? Location: Online

Type of event: Fireside Chat

Moderated by Nadja Ruhl

Guests: Dr. Melanie Van der Velde


    • Intro of Women in Localization & Global Community
    • Introduction to the author
    • Fireside Chat
    • Q&A

This event will be hosted and moderated by the Events and Content team within Global Community of Women in Localization and Chapters.

About the Author:

Founder of Big Tree Global

Melanie has spent much of the last 20 years working out how business can genuinely help tackle humanity's biggest challenges most effectively.

After working initially in senior management for a tech multinational across Europe and Asia Pacific and IT start-ups my path took a different turn - running programmes and an impact business in the Kibera slum in Nairobi. It made me curious to understand better as to how companies can truly help create a better future when it comes to climate change, poverty, pollution and rising inequality.

Roll on another 10 years of in depth research (which received an award, nominated by the Social Innovation Research Director at Cambridge University), writing a book, and working with business leaders and executive MBA students - with as a result key insights and a straightforward framework to help companies create impact most effectively across the UN SDGs (our key global issues).

If you'd like to learn more please feel free to explore our upcoming webinars, online masterclass, bespoke workshops, and immersive impact trips at

To discover best practice examples from around the globe and insights as to why they achieve superior outcomes and how you can apply this in your organisation find out more about my book LEAD LIKE A GENIUS: How to outgrow the competition and transform our world.

? This live event will be hosted on Zoom and it will be recorded. It’s free to attend but you have to register through Eventbrite so we can email you the Zoom login details.

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Women in Localization Global Community

April 17

09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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