Known around the world for her ‘brave’ and ‘refreshing’ approach to women’s leadership, empowerment, and wellbeing, Megan Dalla-Camina is forging a new path for women to own their power, embrace their sovereignty and rise. She is a bestselling author, and the Founder and CEO of Women Rising, a women’s leadership and empowerment company with a mission to support women in their career, leadership journey and life.
A celebrated coach, influential writer, committed researcher and compelling advocate for change, Megan draws on over a decade as an award-winning entrepreneur, an 20 year corporate career and a distinctive fusion of science, spirit, and experience.
Her corporate leadership journey was grounded in two decades as an award-winning marketing director and multibillion-dollar strategist for corporate heavyweights including IBM, GE, and PwC. During this time, she was a founding implementation leader with the Human Rights Commissioner in the Male Champions of Change (now Change Champions Coalition); an initiative considered one of the most potent global change efforts for gender diversity.
Megan has long been passionate about how women can succeed and thrive personally and professionally. Her experience as a female leader in male dominated environments, together with her journey of juggling it all (single mother, exec roles, post graduate study, life) left her burnout and searching for the answers to how women could authentically combine fulfilling careers, leadership and the thriving wellbeing that had alluded her. This, combined with her passion for all things women’s leadership, gender diversity, wellness, and positive psychology, inspired Megan to launch Women Rising. The Women Rising holistic leadership framework is the next evolution of empowering women to lead with confidence, show up as their most authentic selves, and live with levels of wellbeing that can sustain them both personally and professionally. To date, the company and its cutting-edge programs have supported more than 4,500 women in 36 countries, and partnered with many of the world’s leading organisations including Microsoft, ANZ Bank, Telstra, EY and PwC to name only a few.
With an international reputation as being the ‘voice of now’, Megan has appeared as a speaker on high profile stages all over the world including the Women’s Economic Forum where she was an award honouree for her contribution to women’s empowerment; and been featured in Forbes, Fortune, Elle, Marie Claire, Fast Company, Well + Good, Thrive Global, CNN, NBC and as a columnist for Psychology Today. Her thought leadership aims to provoke conversation and shape a new leadership paradigm for women, as do her three bestselling books including her latest Simple Soulful Sacred: A Woman’s Guide to Clarity, Comfort and Coming Home to Herself (Hay House/PenguinRandomHouse).
Passionate about philanthropy, Megan’s Women Rising Foundation is proud to support key charitable partners UN Women, Dress for Success and Northern Beaches Women’s Shelter. A lifelong learner and eternal seeker, Megan holds two Masters degrees (Business Management from Macquarie Business School and Wellness & Positive Psychology from RMIT), has completed the Inner MBA program at NYU and is a qualified yoga and meditation teacher. She lives in Sydney with her son.
In 2023 Megan was named B&T's Women Leading Tech Awards, Woman and Mentor of the year in recognition of her impact as an innovator in women’s leadership and empowerment across the globe.