Liz Volpe is one of Australia’s most prominent female entrepreneurs dedicated to empowering the next generation with the skills to navigate a business landscape... yet to be imagined. She is a courageous innovator, empowered woman in business and is driven by an unshakeable belief that the pursuit of our dreams can positively affect change in the world.
As the founder of Project Gen Z Liz’s purpose is focused on educating the youth of today in entrepreneurial thinking. She knows only too well the importance of these skills having herself landed in Australia in her early twenties with nothing more than a backpack full of dreams and a heart full of determination.
These dreams led Liz to pursue a successful career in commission only sales, before founding her first business in 2006 Zest Possibilities. Zest was a market leader in outsourced promotions, sales, and marketing campaigns; however Liz defines the success of Zest by the $156 Million fund raised for Australian and International charities.
In 2012, Liz continued her pursuit to pioneer purpose-driven business ideas when she co-founded The League Of Extraordinary Women. Today the League has launched in 9 cities around Australia, showcased over 80+ female entrepreneur speakers, run conferences with over 3000 women attending, and created a community of over 120,000.
By 2015, Liz had ticked all of the boxes defining success, however there was one big dream she was yet to pursue. A few years earlier she had visited Sunrise Cambodia and as a result of that experience knew that she had a destiny inside yet to be born. That destiny would not only help the young people of Sunrise but also inspire young people all over the world. Project Gen Z was born.
Three years on Liz’s dream is building in momentum. Along with continuing to offer world changing travel experiences for entrepreneurs, she Liz has implemented school workshops in Australia and is developing a dream activation program for Indigenous students.
Today she continues her mission to inspire big dreams through her extraordinary vision for the future of our planet. She is undoubtedly one of the most influential thought leaders of her time for young people and is also an incredible role model for women in business, pioneering leaders and socially minded innovators. When In the presence of Liz one cannot help but believe... that dreams really do come true.
Dare to dream
Today’s dreamers, tomorrow’s leaders
• Entrepreneurial thinking
• Problem solving
• Young leadership
• Motivation and inspiration
Brave leadership and innovation
Dare to pioneer
• Future trends
• Entrepreneurial thinking
Weaving a dream
• Team building
• Relationship building
The Project Gen Z story
Liz and Jesse Volpe are the dream partnership and husband and wife team who founded Project Gen Z in 2015 after Liz went on a life-changing trip to Cambodia.
After seeing the potential in the young people there, Liz put together a team of successful entrepreneurs and together they launched the dare to dream entrepreneurial workshop series to over 100 disadvantaged youths at Sunrise Cambodia. The aim... to give them the opportunity to dream.
Since 2015 this powerful movement of entrepreneurs have educated over 400 students in Cambodia, raised $500,000 and have inspired many students to further their education and start their own businesses.
In 2017 Liz launched the dare to dream workshop series in Australia, and now Project Gen Z and the dream team of successful business owners visit schools, and run holiday bootcamps to inspire, educate and activate the next generation of world changers. So far, the team have inspired over 5,000 young Aussies to Dare to Dream.