- Organization: OneLeap
- Department: Executive
- Title: Founder & Managing Director
Robyn Scott is Managing Director and Co-Founder of OneLeap, an online platform that democratises access to attention from people who make things happen. Anyone on OneLeap can pay a modest fee to get their short pitch directly in front of investors, clients, advisers, or employers. The fee, which goes to the recipient's favourite charity, shows the sender is serious. The message is guaranteed to be read, or the fee refunded.
Robyn is also Co-Founder of Mothers for All, Botswana’s only national non-profit, now also working in South Africa. Backed by Barclays Bank and the EU and featured in Oprah’s magazine, Mothers for All teaches entrepreneurship skills to AIDS orphan caregivers. Her first book, Twenty Chickens for a Saddle, is a memoir about growing up in Botswana against the AIDS epidemic. She is currently writing her second book, Big Like Coca-Cola, the true story of a group of maximum security prisoners who adopted AIDS orphans.
She is an Ambassador for the Access to Medicine Index, a Global Ambassador for Sandbox Network, an adviser to several international development charities and social enterprises, and a mentor at Skoll's Emerge Social Venture Lab. She has worked for BP, the FT, and Investec Bank. She has a BSc Bioinformatics from Auckland University and an MPhil Bioscience Enterprise Distinction from Cambridge University, where she was a Gates Scholar. She is a fellow of the RSA and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. She was featured in WIRED Magazine's list of 50 People About to Change the World in 2012.
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