Social Entrepreneur & Activist
Advocacy, Education, Environment and Sustainability, Equity and Equality in STEMM, Gender, Leadership, Motivational Speaking, Science, Technology and Innovation, Women in STEMM, Youth
Natalie Kyriacou is an award-winning social entrepreneur, speaker and activist. She is the Founder and CEO of My Green World, the Creator of the award-winning mobile game app, World of the Wild, and the Australian Director of Sri Lankan-based NGO, Dogstar Foundation. She is a sitting member of the IUCN, a World Economic Forum ‘Global Shaper’, the 2016 winner of Pro Bono Australia’s Impact 25 Award, a Forbes 30 Under 30 honouree and a recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia.
For over ten years, Natalie has been driving positive change worldwide; creating inclusive youth education programs and technologies that increase access to wildlife and environmental conservation and sciences. Her approach has been to spark curiosity among young people by creating entertaining learning technologies that are accessible to all.
Natalie is particularly passionate about ensuring access to education, increasing female participation in science and empowering the next generation of young people to participate in global wildlife and environmental conservation.
Natalie has enjoyed a diverse and fascinating career, from engaging with key government and corporate figures, including hosting the Chinese government in 2017 to providing policy recommendations to the Australian government which was included in the 2017 Australian Foreign Policy White Paper. Natalie has represented Australian on a global stage, advocating for wildlife and the environment, young people, education, increased female representation in STEMM and greater diversity and inclusion across corporate and government sectors.