Jeremy Heimans has been building movements since he was a small child in his native country of Australia. These days he’s wowing audiences with one simple question: what’s your purpose? As the CEO and Co-founder Purpose, Heimans is bringing social movements to scale in a way we’ve never seen before. Always focused on “doing it”, Heimans is sure to inspire the activist in us all.
Jeremy has been building movements since he was a precocious little brat in his native Australia, running media campaigns and lobbying politicians from the age of 8 on issues like environmental degradation and nuclear proliferation. Since then, his voice has broken but those global problems persist. So, as a grown-up, Jeremy co-founded Avaaz.org, now the world’s largest online political movement, GetUp.org, the Australian political movement with more members than all of Australia’s political parties combined, and an advocacy group in the 2004 US presidential elections that raised millions in online donations to tell the stories of a group of women whose loved ones were in Iraq.