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2017 EY Social Entrepreneur of the Year. 

A young woman improving young men's health in Australia today.

Melissa Abu-Gazaleh


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Changing the future of young men's mental health

Melissa Abu-Gazaleh is Founder and CEO of the Top Blokes Foundation, Australia's leading boy's social education organisation that combats young men's anti-social and risk-taking behaviours. She has been named 2017 EY Social Entrepreneur of the Year, 2016 NSW Young Australian of the Year and Australian Financial Review Top 100 Women of Influence. Today, Melissa speaks across Australia about how address young men's health and how we all play a part in raising the next generation of boys into top blokes. 



"Melissa is an extraordinary young woman with incredible passion. Her clarity, purpose and drive to make a positive difference is truly remarkable, and she is an absolute delight to work with. If you are looking for a powerful, inspiring and intelligent speaker to wow your audience and motivate them to take action and create change, look no further than Melissa Abu-Gazaleh.”


Layne Beachley

Aim for the Stars



“Melissa is a truly passionate and engaging presenter and practitioner in community engagement. Her experience and insights from her journey establishing Top Blokes were not only inspiring but provided our members with a range of tools to enable them to engage with and mobilise their communities to plan and prepare for natural disasters."

Troy - Coordinator 

Rural Fire Service NSW


"After attending a Top Blokes Foundation seminar on increasing young people's leadership capacity in modern Australia I now feel empowered to communicate better with my young male students and help them to develop positive attitudes and behaviors that give them the best chance at success in all areas of their lives"



Teacher, Victoria


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