Unknowingly of each other, they left their corporate careers and went business backpacking around the globe. Supporting young local leaders and social entrepreneurs. People kept calling them mad. As their roads crossed, they realized they shared the same background, vision and deep desire to Make A Difference and founded MAD.
Today, MAD entrepreneurs and leaders operate on all continents, in over 30 countries, transcending sector, culture, discipline, conflict and country barriers.
They've conducted Talks ranging +10 000 people audiences to intimate groups. From corporate scenes, international conferences and renowned universities - to remote villages at the foot of the Himalayas, the jungles of the Amazon and African innovation centers for refugees and marginalized youth.
THREE TALKS THAT
MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Ancient Wisdom & Future Technology
How fusing ancient wisdom with future technology unlocks the greatest societal challenges of our time.
How turning everything on its head, questioning how we think of the world, ourselves and our place in it.
BE THE CHANGE
YOU WANT TO SEE
How you can re-discover your WHY and explore how you can live and lead into prosperous futures.
MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Emelie’s background ranges brands such as Sony, LG, and Microsoft, institutions like the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation as well as numerous Startups. She’s held leadership team positions within Corporate and Civil Society Organisations. Driving and supporting Startups and as well as Non profits with presence across Asia, Africa, South and Central America and the Middle East.
Fiona's background spans 10 years of brand strategy across African markets. Since relocating to Sweden she has designed and led international Accelerator and Fellowship programs on behalf of organisations such as Social Entrepreneurship Forum, Seeds of Peace, Impact Invest Scandinavia and Inclusive Business Sweden. She sits on numerous Social Innovation review panels on behalf of the Swedish Development Agency (Sida) and the European Union (EU).
"They are role models, and I love getting their energy and vision into influencing my life.
They bring a wisdom, experience and awaken questions that opens new doors."
/World Championship Rally Co-driver
"We cannot afford let another generation of youth out there that isn't MAD! "
/NY Times and HBR featured writer and senior University Lecturer
"I used to feel mad and alone - now I have a family and feel normal :) "
/Award winning MAD Entrepreneur
"They trigger you to explore your own meaningful path, with actionable tools to take the first step - Today! "
/Former Editor in Chief, ELLE Magazine