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Skye Riggs

Co-Founder
Ripple GL
Skye is an advocate for democracy, the purpose-driven economy and the role of civil society in high level decision making; work that saw her named an inaugural Obama Foundation Leader for the Asia Pacific in 2020. Skye previously founded Y Vote and after meeting a fellow Obama Foundation leader, Skye co-founded Ripple, which is helping to accelerate the impact of young Australians through their careers, community and civic systems. Ripple has collaborated with organisations such as Global Voices, the U.S. Embassy and Consulates, LinkedIn and the Cotton On Foundation, and featured special guests such as former advisor to President Obama Bernadette Meehan and former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The members that make up the Ripple community are driving change in diverse areas such as foreign affairs, space-tech, aid & development, climate & policy. Skye’s commitment to supporting young adults to build communities, solve complex problems and influence structural change has seen her represent Australia in a cross section of international forums such as the World Forum for Democracy, the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Summit and the EU-Australia Leadership Forum. She was previously a Council member at the Australian Institute of International Affairs NSW and helped launch Social Impact Experiences for Airbnb across the Asia Pacific region.

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9 - 11 march