Melanie Perkins
Ben Baker—Redux

Be a force for good. Be a good human. Empower others. Make complex things simple. These words describe Melanie Perkins just as well as they describe the enviable business she has built alongside her co-founders.

Mel’s two mantras, setting out-of-this-world goals and giving back, are what guide and drive her. Mel has a deep sense of justice in the world, and she practices what she preaches. She wants to solve some of the world’s biggest problems and has a drive like no other to do so. She is committed to doing the right thing. Always.

In concert, her forever optimism and knack for bold, out-of-this-world vision are what make her one of this generation’s best tech brains. She has led her graphic-design platform, Canva, to become a household name, one that is known, like Mel, for knowing no bounds.

Farquhar is a co-founder and co-CEO of Atlassian

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