I am passionate aboutI'm passionate about the power of women - I grew up with sisters, an amazing
mother and attended an all girls school, so I've always been raised to
believe that girls can do and be anything they want. I'm passionate about
passing on that privilege and confidence that I have always had instilled in
me. I'm interested in helping to empower women, not only to be free of the
cognitive roadblocks that often stand between them and success, but also on a
grander scale, but to support and promote all other women.
I'm also passionate about mental illness. I believe the stigma that surrounds
mental illness can be crippling, preventing so many people from accessing the
support they need. I'm passionate about removing that stigma, and also
removing the stigma that surrounds requiring medication to treat mental
illnesses. Many communities don't have the conversational framework to
discuss and recognise mental illness openly.
I want to help people to access a wide range of tools that could ultimately
improve the quality of their lives without fear of shame.
ActionsSince participating in Endeavour Foundation doorknocks through highschool, I
have always tried to use my skills to contribute to my communities.
When working at Disney, I joined their VoluntEars program, allowing me to
assist the Give Kids The World Foundation, by spending evenings with
terminally ill children, while their parents took the night off. I also
participated in The Heart Foundation’s fun run as part of that program. I
love running, so I have also been involved in creating positive change
through running fundraisers, especially for Alzheimers Australia, a cause
close to my heart.
I believe communication is the best way to connect with communities, and as a
result I have been involved in many publications that have allowed me to
reach directly into the communities I'm a part of. I have also volunteered my
time, with charities such as the Westpac foundation, to use my public
relations skills to create campaigns in order to widen the reach of these