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Loretta Bolotin

Class Year: 2020

Scholarship: Social Change Fellowship

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: VIC

Position: Founder, Free to Feed

Focus Area

Positive social change

Loretta Bolotin

Class Year: 2020

Scholarship: Social Change Fellowship

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: VIC

Position: Founder, Free to Feed

Focus Area

Positive social change

Biography

I have worked in the refugee sector for over a decade with leading humanitarian organisations here and abroad. I have met hundreds of refugees and people seeking asylum before and after perilous and hopeful journeys in search of safe homes.

 

My mission to instigate a greater appreciation of cultural diversity and help new arrivals to find their place in Australia.

 

I founded Free to Feed to address at a community level the two biggest challenges facing refugees and asylum seekers: unemployment and social isolation. Free to Feed is a non-profit social enterprise empowering refugees and people seeking asylum, and encouraging inclusive community attitudes through shared food experiences. I am passionate about social enterprise and the power of business to address these complex social challenges through economic self-empowerment and social inclusivity. I am a proud feminist, mother of two beautiful boys and enjoy nature and swimming in the ocean.

Skills & Expertise

  • Refugees and people seeking asylum
  • Humanitarianism and global issues
  • Social enterprise
  • Juggling motherhood and a career
  • Galvanising/mobilising community though business

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