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Melody Hossaini

CEO of InspirEngage International

Melody Hossaini is founder and CEO of InspirEngage International – a social enterprise which helps people to do well by doing good. The company holds a portfolio in 100 different countries and has reached over a million people. Melody is a member of the Government’s Schools Expert Committee and regular writer for the Guardian.

From war-torn Iran to becoming a co-founder of UK Youth Parliament aged just 13 and making history being the first female to chair the Board of Trustees, Melody is now a multi- award winning social entrepreneur, championing life skills and mindset development in education.

Melody is a Skills Trainer, delivering InspirEngage Bootcamps to develop careers, mindset and life skills of students. She has also delivered several pieces of work to improve teaching techniques and entrepreneurial flair in the classroom for teachers. She has spoken in over 50 countries including at the United Nations, TEDx and alongside heads of state, and she is currently touring internationally delivering her signature presentation How to Change the World.

In 2011, she became the first ever social entrepreneur to appear on BBC’s The Apprentice, described by Lord Sugar as ‘a woman of exceptional ability. Melody’s work has been recognised with several awards including ‘Woman of The Future Awards’ presented by Princess Zara Aga Khan, ‘Asian Woman of Achievement’ presented by Prince Charles and most recently in 2015 she was awarded ‘New European’s Most Influential Woman’ by the European Parliament.
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