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Nipuni Wijewickrema

Class Year: 2019

Scholarship: Social Change Fellowship

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: ACT

Position: Founder, GG’s Flowers & Hampers

Nipuni Wijewickrema

Class Year: 2019

Scholarship: Social Change Fellowship

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: ACT

Position: Founder, GG’s Flowers & Hampers

Biography

I am a passionate and driven young woman trying to change the world one flower and gift hamper at a time. At the age of 20, I established GG's Flowers & Hampers - a social enterprise florist and gift hamper business that provides meaningful employment for people with special needs.


This business has moved from strength to strength over the last six years, providing paid employment at award wages for over 35 people with special needs. I am passionate about providing meaningful employment opportunities and being a flexible workplace where my employees can truly feel like valued members of an organisation. I am interested in becoming a better leader and boss, and providing hundreds more opportunities for people with special needs to gain meaningful work.


Prior to becoming an accidental "social entrepreneur" I was a journalist and have loved words and story telling since I can remember. In my spare time I love trying new restaurants, going to bootcamp, powerlifting and talking - to everyone and anyone!

Skills & Expertise

  • Employing people with disabilities
  • Bootstrapping a social enterprise
  • Charing for public speaking to create yourself a wage
  • Copywriting
  • Media and communications

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