What is a ChangeMaker?

Meaning: “Someone who is taking creative action to solve a social problem”

MEETCHANGEMAKERS is on a mission – Here’s what we do

MEETCHANGEMAKERS identifies, promotes and supports Changemakers worldwide*. We provide them with a platform to:

  • Increase their global visibility
  • Create connections with potential investors and partners
  • Build symbiotic relationships with companies & become respected ambassadors while creating change in their communities
  • Generate additional income
  • Collaborate within the MEETCHANGEMAKERS community (in progress)

*Starting with South Africa

Changemaker, Murendeni

is inspired by MEETCHANGEMAKERS and all of the individuals featured on the platform:
“You have incredible Changemakers on board. I am looking forward to interacting with them and sharing ideas.”


Gisela Piercey


As a Swiss journalist and tourism specialist, Gisela Piercey has lived in multi-faceted South Africa for the past 16 years.

She had the chance to meet inspiring people from many different backgrounds who play a vital role, and achieve extraordinary things in their communities.

It has been a life-changing experience that has shaped her views and values and motivated her to play an active part in connecting people and shining the light on important initiatives. Gisela is passionate about building bridges between different cultures and creating a better understanding.

“It gives me hope to see so many innovative people who work tirelessly to make a difference. Often against all odds, and out of the spotlight. These grassroots Changemakers deserve to be celebrated and supported. If we want to leave this world in a better place, it has to be done from the bottom up.”

François Rüf


Entrepreneur and tech leader.
Enjoys starting a venture from scratch, based on a simple idea,
and achieving sustainable impact.

“I admire people who go the extra mile to make the lives of others better.”