Andrew Rasby

“Do your team and yourself a favour, book Mel to speak to them. What would you have done? You have a premature 2 year old, a one year old born at 27 weeks and you are having another one. How about you start a charity from scratch and be the CEO of it? Why? Because you don't want another family to feel how you did. You will laugh, you will cry and no obstacle will feel too big. The winner of the 2011 Ernest and Young Social Entrepreneur will blow you away. I can't recommend Mel highly enough.”

Andrew Rasby - General Manager, Mortgages, Wealth, Private and Commercial Banking

Graeme Hay

“I’ve worked with Melinda since early 2017 and every time we’ve met I’ve come away feeling inspired by her passion and enthusiasm for her work! I’ve found her to be a strong leader and a really engaging speaker with an amazing story to tell. One of the things that has been so good about working with Melinda is the personal interest that she has taken in my own fundraising work with Miracle Babies Foundation. A pleasure to work with and I look forward to more work and success in future!”

Graeme Hay - Risk Manager & Insurance Broker

Angela Plaisted

“Melinda Cruz is one of the most passionate entrepreneurs I know. Starting, like many, with an idea to make the world a better place, she grew Miracle Babies from a local support group into a national foundation within 5 years. As the Australian program manager for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year, I was proud to nominate Melinda for the 2011 Social entrepreneur category and even prouder to watch her win the national Social entrepreneur award. Each time I hear her speak about her work I am impressed by her ability to convey her message simply and effectively. She backs up what she says with examples and data. She is an effective connector who always seeks to help other entrepreneurs. It’s a pleasure to know and work with Melinda.”

Angela Plaisted - World EY Entrepreneur of the Year Program Manager

Janine Garner

“If you are looking for a speaker to inspire and motivate, to create belief that anything can be achieved if the passion is strong enough, to share through personal story the power of the ask, of picking yourself up and the determination to keep going then look no further than Melinda Cruz. I booked Melinda to speak to an audience of senior female executives, leaders and entrepreneurs and the feedback was so outstanding that I am excited to be interviewing her again on my podcast. I would highly recommend Melinda.”

Janine Garner - Partner at Thought Leaders Global Founder & CEO - LBD Group

Mark Reid

“From the moment I first met Mel, it was clear her passion, resilience and dedication to not only a very personal cause but one that affects many, many families across Australia was extremely humbling and a credit to the lady she is. In presenting to audiences both in Australia and worldwide Mel’s style is one of compassion, extremely factual and thoroughly engaging. I would highly recommend Mel to any leadership session on resilience, taking ownership and making a difference in the world we live.”

Mark Reid - Chief Executive Officer, Cash Converters