About Robyn

Robyn Scott is a social entrepreneur and author. She is Co-Founder and CEO of Apolitical, a international media platform and network for innovators in the public service. She previously co-founded award-winning Southern African social enterprises Brothers for All and Mothers for All which teach entrepreneurship and aspirational tech skills to at-risk youth and women, ex-prisoners and prisoners - helping them become leaders and inspirations in their communities. She is also Co-Founder of OneLeap, which helps the world's leading companies be more entrepreneurial by working with experienced entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs. Her first book, Twenty Chickens for a Saddle, was an acclaimed memoir about growing up in Botswana against the AIDS epidemic. She is currently writing her second book, the true story of maximum security prisoners who adopted AIDS orphans.

Robyn is an Ambassador for the Access to Medicine Index and on the Advisory Council of the Responsible Mining Index, which she helped initiate. She has a BSc in Bioinformatics Distinction from Auckland University and an MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise Distinction from Cambridge University, where she was a Gates Scholar. She has been named one of WIRED's 50 People About to Change the World and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. Robyn's work and writing has been featured in the Financial Times, the BBC, Forbes and Fast Company. She is also frequent speaker, including on the BBC, at The World Economic Forum in Davos and TEDx. For her first book, she toured the United States, Canada and Europe, for speaking, radio and television appearances.