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Holly named one of Australia’s 100 Most Influential Women

At five years old, Holly’s Grandmother Dorothy said to her “Honey, if you walk past it, you tell the world it’s okay” 

Holly has devoted her life and leadership to this mantra ever since; inspiring audiences around the globe to stand up and lead the change they care enough to make.

Holly has compressed a power-packed career into a decade, spanning corporate, non-profit, and public sectors. Through her leadership consulting firm, Emergent, she has produced real-world results for clients such as P&G, Microsoft, Virgin, Cisco, and KPMG. Holly is also an accomplished board director for organizations such as Port Adelaide Football Club and Hudson

A proud champion for diversity and inclusion, Holly is Chair of Pride Cup Australia and devoted to challenging LGBTI+ discrimination within sporting clubs

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Holly’s Awards & honors

  • Named one of Australia’s 100 Most Influential Women

  • Sir Richard Branson’s nominee for Wired Magazine’s ‘Smart List’ of Future Game Changers to watch.

  • Harvard Kennedy School Class of ’21 fellow

  • Fulbright scholar and recipient of the prestigious Anne Wexler Public Policy Scholarship

  • Awarded the US Embassy’s Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Leadership Excellence in 2019

  • 2019 Victorian Female Leader of the Year

Holly Ransom and the Emergent team

Our why

We are here to work with big-hearted and brave leaders from all walks of life. We want to break open the notion that leadership is exclusive. It’s not. And in today’s world more than ever we simply cannot afford for it to be. We believe leadership development should be accessible, affordable and applicable to everyday life.


Our guiding values

  • We care, radically

  • We are unapologetically ambitious

  • We apply the “know better, do better” mentality every day

A little more about us…

The Leading Edge

“I’ve spent 15 years researching empowered leaders, interviewing many of the world’s luminaries, studying a Masters at the Harvard Kennedy School, and consolidating a framework for future leaders in my book, The Leading Edge. There are so many ways I’d love to support your leadership. I challenge you to come up with a new idea for a partnership and get in touch!”

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