News Chats for Change: Inspiring Change
Chats for Change is a conversation series promoting social innovation and thought leadership. We want to engage people from all generations, backgrounds and industries in a conversation about our society’s most complex social issues and come up with some ideas on how we can create a world that is inclusive, compassionate and just.
The first instalment, Inspiring Change, focused on the “why”. We invited four Australian social entrepreneurs to share their stories; they talked to us about what inspired them, what led them down the path of social enterprise, and how they got their ideas off the ground.
Father David Braithwaite is the Founder and Director of The Cardoner Project, a not-for-profit, student-focussed volunteering hub. The Cardoner Project embeds a philosophy of service in its young people and provides support to disadvantage communities both locally and abroad.
Laura O’Reilly is the Co-Founder of Fighting Chance, an organisation that was set up to provide employment and training opportunities to young people with a disability.
Jamie Green is the Founder of One Night Stand, an ethical sleepwear label that redirects a percentage of its profits to projects that support young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Lyndon Galea is the Founder of Eat Up, a community initiative to provide packed lunches to school kids who would otherwise go hungry.
Chats for Change aims to inspire a new generation of change-makers and provide them with the tools they need to bring their ideas to life.
Instalment two coming soon.