TED Speaker, MDRT Main Stage Speaker 2017
Award Winning Social Innovator
“It should at least inspire people to act on or investigate bold ideas. The talk should convey something personal about the speaker in order to give the audience a window into the issue, such as activist Caroline Casey’s 2010 talk on overcoming life’s obstacles, “Looking past limits.” And it should offer hope that a bad situation could still get better.”
Award winning serial social entrepreneur Caroline Casey is both an adventurer and business woman. Subject of the National Geographic Documentary Elephant Vision, Ashoka Fellow, Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, TED speaker and unwavering campaigner, Caroline’s passion and ambition for leading a life without limits and labels is truly contagious.
Since taking a life changing decision at 28 to leave her successful career as a management consultant and travel across India on an elephant, Caroline has been committed to building a global movement on inclusive business to build an equal society for the 1 billion people in the world with a disability.
Collaborating with some of the world’s leading organisations and CEOs Caroline has identified what she often refers to as ‘The New Green’ – the new business imperative for success – Inclusive Business. An advisor, mentor, board member and international speaker Caroline has a real ability to connect with people. Her extraordinary personal story of coming to terms with her own hidden disability and turning that perceived ‘weakness’ into professional and personal success is relatable, funny, humbling and deeply meaningful. She is in her own words a ‘dangerous dreamer’ and someone who has learnt the art of never giving up and ‘failing fabulously’. Despite being the recipient of many awards and accolades, she believes true success only comes to those who can really be themselves. She says she is still working on it!