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Meet #AskAPioneer guest: Melissa Jun Rowley of Humanise

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Meet #AskAPioneer guest: Melissa Jun Rowley of Humanise


This week we have female founder Melissa Jun Rowley answering your questions in our #AskAPioneer LIVE Twitter Q&A!!



Who's Melissa? Well...

  • Melissa is the Founder of Go Humanise, which manages, a humanitarian tech initiative co-founded by legendary musician and activist Peter Gabriel. The Toolbox is curating, assembling, and creating tools to empower people to transform their lives.

  • In April 2016, Melissa co-anchored the first live show ever produced from the United Nations, and interviewed world leaders promoting climate change activism and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals during a 10-hour livestream.


  • Passionate about global travel, Melissa spoke at TEDx Adventure in the Panamanian jungle. She has also hiked through the rainforest, writing about the country’s eco-tourism industry.


  • In 2012, she delivered the keynote address at the Social Media Down Under conference in Sydney, Australia.


  • Melissa also spoke at the Social Good Summit 2015 about the impact of technology and new media on social good initiatives around the world.


  • A journalist at heart, Melissa often writes about gender issues, youth advocacy, mobile broadband, IoT and digital inclusion. Her written work includes features for Fast Company, CBS News, NBC,, Huffington Post, Mashable, Village Voice Media, Discovery News, MTV, Cisco's Technology News Network and The Guardian.


  • A die-hard believer in the brilliance and tenacity of young people, Melissa is a mentor for Three Dot Dash, an initiative of Nile Rodgers' nonprofit the We Are Family Foundation, which supports Global Teen Leaders around the world who are actively working to promote a more peaceful society.


So - what do you want to ask Melissa? 


How to get involved...

1. Comment below

2. Tweet your questions with the hashtag: #AskAPioneer and tag @MelissaRowley and @vmpioneers


We'll get you the answers


Tune in on Tuesday 6th September 12-2pm to see Melissa answer your Qs LIVE on Twitter!

Jen Welch
Community Manager
Virgin Media Pioneers