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Melissa is often recognised for her work in improving young men's health within Australia.

Below are a list of awards acknowledging Melissa and her work with the Top Blokes Foundation.


•  Ernst & Young (EY) Social Entrepreneur of the Year (National Award)

•  Ernst & Young (EY) Eastern Region Social Entrepreneur of the Year 

•  Top 5 Game Changers for Cosmopolitan Magazine Women of the Year Awards

•  Junior Chamber International (JCI) National Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World Honouree


•  Selected in Australian Financial Review's 100 Women of Influence 

•  Winner - NSW Young Australian of the Year 


•  Winner - Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Illawarra)

•  Selected in Australia's top 10 Women of the Future Awards

•  State Finalist - Young Entrepreneur of the Year (NSW).




•  Winner - Volunteer of the Year (Illawarra)

•  National Finalist - HESTA Unsung Hero Awards


2006 - 2013:


•  Selected in Australia's 100 Brightest Young Minds

•  Recognised Australia 50 Young & Extraordinary

•  TAFE Student of the Year - Illawarra Institute

•  Wests Illawarra Youth Citizenship Award

•  Rotary Youth Leadership Award

•  University of Wollongong's Black Opal 'Unleash the Fire' Award

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