I speak on a variety of topics and usually tailor my talks for the audience. The most common I get asked for include the inspirational journey and learnings behind Miracle Babies, the work of the Foundation, the impact patients/consumers can have in health and research, not for profit and business startup and growth, leadership and entrepreneurship, work-life balance and building resilience. Some other fun topics have included An Introduction to Social Media for Health Professionals and What I Wanted To Be When I Grow Up for Year 10 Careers Day. 

Melinda Cruz Miracle Babies Speaker Writer Founder

I Am available for

  • keynote presentations
  • media and podcast recordings
  • blog and article writing
  • panel and board positions, and
  • coaching and mentoring



  • Australian Red Cross Blood Service
  • National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
  • LBDGroup
  • ABC National Radio
  • EY
  • Australian College of Neonatal Nurses

Past Keynotes & Speaking Engagements

Melinda Cruz Miracle Babies Speaker Writer Founder Entrepreneur Gala Ball
Melinda Cruz Miracle Babies Speaker Writer CBA Conference Panel
Melinda Cruz Miracle Babies Speaker Writer Founder Entrepreneur
Melinda Cruz Morris Iemma Miracle Babies Speaker Writer Chairman Founder



Vermont Oxford Network Annual Meeting and Quality Congress, Chicago


Family Integrated Care (FICare) Conference, Toronto.

Evidence Based Practice for Improving Quality (EPIQ) Conference, Banff


PREBIC Annual Scientific Meeting and Workshop, Florence


European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI) Congress, Munich

New Zealand

Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) Annual Congress, Auckland



Patient and Family Experience Symposium, Sydney

Consumer Involvement in Research, Melbourne

Evolving NICUs, Sydney

Clinical Trials Centre 30th Anniversary Symposium, Sydney

The George Institute International Women’s Day Breakfast, Sydney

EY Women with Ambition Breakfast, Canberra

EY Survive the Panel, Grand Finale, Sydney

Entrepreneurs Unearthed, Sydney

Women in Balance Symposium, Sydney

Westpac Women in Business Event, Sydney

Aussie Home Loans NSW State Sales Managers Meeting, Sydney

LBDGroup Business Immersion Day, Sydney

Great Leaders Are Made – Leadership Program, Sydney

LGMA NSW Women in Local Government Forum, Sydney

Australian Red Cross Blood Service Internal Workshop, Melbourne

Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA) International Symposium, Sydney

Australian College of Neonatal Nurses Annual Conference, Sydney & Tasmania

Westmead International Update on Advances in Perinatal Care, Sydney

Obstetric, Gynaecology and Neonatal Symposium, Sydney

Quality Improvement through Multicentre Perinatal Trials, Sydney

PSANZ IMPACT Network Workshop, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne

Neonatal Symposium, Perth

NSW Association of Neonatal Nurses Annual Conference, Sydney

Australian Multiple Births Association NSW State Seminar, Sydney

Nurses & Midwives Caring for Children & Families Seminar, Sydney

Family Integrated Care (FiCare) Conference, Sydney