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Samantha Payne

Class Year: 2020

Scholarship: Social Change Fellowship

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: NSW

Position: Co-Founder, The Pink Elephants Support Network

Focus Area

Positive social change

Samantha Payne

Class Year: 2020

Scholarship: Social Change Fellowship

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: NSW

Position: Co-Founder, The Pink Elephants Support Network

Focus Area

Positive social change

Biography

My vision is to create a world where all pregnancy losses are met with empathy and understanding, that pregnancy loss is validated as real grief. I aspire to be the person leading this change both in Australia and globally. With The Pink Elephants Support Network we are aiming to become the leading and most trusted support service for those experiencing early pregnancy loss; we do this through championing positive change within communities, workplaces, health services and legislation. I’m extremely passionate about utilising research to translate into meaningful service delivery for greater social impact. I firmly believe in collaboration across sectors to create a continuity of care for all people regardless of the challenge they’re facing.

 

I have a strong ability to translate vision into actionable strategy. I see solutions and have an aptitude to inspire key stakeholders along the journey to all play our part in creating programs that create impact for good.

 

In my spare time I enjoy being surrounded by my family and friends, yoga, running, travelling the world and reading.

Skills & Expertise

  • Key stakeholder engagement and management
  • Customer-centred design - The power of research and understanding your communities needs
  • Peer support community building
  • Branding and storytelling
  • Complex problem solving

"My proudest moments personally are my children and their ability to make my heart surge every day. Professionally it's the messages of thanks we receive from women who without us would have no where else to turn for support." 


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