With nearly 1 in every 100 people worldwide now displaced from their homes since the end of 2015, NFP agencies like Settlement Services International (SSI) are needed now more than ever. Voted by Pro Bono Australia in 2014 and 2015 as one of the top 25 most influential people working in the not-for-profit sector, we were honoured to get an insight into the kind of work that CEO Violet Roumeliotis does to ease hardship and restore human dignity to societies’ most vulnerable; refugees, asylum seekers and people living with disability.
Like many fantastical heroes, Secretary General of The World Kindness Movement, Michael Lloyd-White didn’t plan to become a Captain of Kindness. By choosing to not remain silent when he witnessed a systemic culture of bullying at his daughters’ Primary School he was propelled onto a path that revealed meanness is bigger than one school, one community, one nation. It’s a global pandemic, and according to Lloyd-White, change starts with you.
Sheltering women in our communities who are homeless due to domestic violence is a wicked problem. While it’s firmly on the national agenda and awareness has increased, so too has the demand for services and housing. We talk to the Emerging Female Leader Winner at the 2016 Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards, Annabelle Daniel about her journey licensing community shelters.
When we think of two worlds colliding, we may imagine ensuing chaos. In the example of Audette Exel however, convergence is the start of something beautiful. We chat with a humble, yet hugely-spirited, NZ-born, 2016 Leading Philanthropist Award winner about leadership, social justice and breaking down walls in our minds…