Melati Wijsen is a treasured changemaker, best known as the proud Co-Founder of Bye Bye Plastic Bags. Having led the movement driven by youth since 2013, she is now recognised as one of the top ten inspiring women in the country. Determined to implement positive change throughout society, Melati is paving the way for future generations to stand up for what they believe in and create a sustainable future. When looking to hire a passionate speaker, look no further than Melati.
Academically gifted, Melati graduated from Greenschool Bali a year early and began her entrepreneurial career by creating Bye Bye Plastic Bags alongside her sister in 2013. Believing that the younger generation can accelerate change, she has utilised her driven mindset to empower audiences around the world. Advancing upon her career, Melati has also founded One Island One Voice, and Mountain Mamas. Creating the positive change that she has envisioned for a sustainable future, she has more recently become the Founder of Youthtopia, an organisation which provides peer-to-peer programs to equip them with tools to become changemakers.
Recognised for the illustrious career she has developed over recent years, Melati was named by TIME as part of the annual list of most influential teens in the world. A remarkable figure, she was also selected as FORBES’ top ten most inspiring women in the country. Respected for her specialist knowledge on a variety of topics, Melati has co-chaired the World Economic Forum GPAP committee, had her film, Bigger Than Us, premiere at the 74th Cannes Film Festival 2021, and has been a key member of the inaugural Expert Advisory Panel for the Earthshot Prize.
An inspirational figure, Melati Wijsen is now highly sought-after to attend speaking engagements internationally. A must-see speaker, she is leading the movements to create a sustainable future for the next generation of leaders and professionals looking to thrive in an eco-friendly world. Having taken the industry by storm, Melati is the ideal speaker to inspire audiences at numerous events, from conferences to sustainability workshops.