As one of Australia's most prominent female entrepreneurs, it is easy to see why Liz Volpe is an unstoppable force not only in business but also in the 'world change' arena. As a serial entrepreneur and charity founder, Liz walks her talk. She has the unique ability to break down extraordinary visions, into tangible actions that inspire others to step into the realisation of their dreams.
Entrepreneurial thinking is in Liz's DNA, and in 2001 she put this natural ability to the test when she moved to Australia as a backpacker. At the time, she worked in commission only sales jobs, before launching her own business in 2006, Zest Possibilities. Today Zest is a market leader in outsourced promotions, sales and marketing campaigns.
While Liz, has always had the gift of the gab in business, Zest also provided her with a unique opportunity to activate purpose and to transition into the role of social entrepreneur. Alongside the Zest team, Liz has collectively raised $150 million for Australian and International charities.
Despite huge success at the helm of Zest, Liz was looking to move beyond the world of business development, instead of seeking other female leaders who understood the unique journey of the entrepreneur. In 2012, she walked through the doors of destiny finding those like-minded ladies, and co-founding the League of Extraordinary Women.
The League is today, Australia's fastest and largest growing movement of female entrepreneurs and was named as No. 3 in the 'Top 10 organisations encouraging female professionals in Australia' by Business Review Australia. In early 2014, Liz was also named as Number 13 on the Top 50 Australian Female Entrepreneurs under 40 list.
By 2015, Liz had ticked all the boxes defining success, however, for a second time her life was about to pivot after a life-changing trip to Cambodia. During this time, Liz visited the Sunrise Cambodia, a home and education centre for abused, vulnerable and orphaned children in Cambodia. After spending time with the children at Sunrise, Liz felt that it would be impossible to return to her busy life without doing something, but was unsure of what to do until looking in the mirror and asking "What do I do well?" the answer....Inspire great entrepreneurs.
As a result Project Gen Z was born. Project Gen Z are a collective of Australia’s leading entrepreneurs and CEOS who have joined forces to roll out Dare to Dream entrepreneurial workshops targeted at young people in Australia and all over the world. Project Gen Z are also the official partner of The Supernova Tribe.
As a speaker, Liz delivers a high-energy presentation, that is content rich, yet full of passion and a sense of fun. Just like any entrepreneur she is not afraid to take risks ensuring the audience leave the room with valuable learning tools designed to inspire and motivate the extraordinary.