I am a social entrepreneur on a mission to create accessible, sustainable pathways towards workforce participation and financial security for survivors of domestic and family violence. After several years working in high level communications and business management roles, I undertook a year of research to test, develop and co-design the business plan for Mettle Women Inc. (Mettle) with survivors around Australia.
In 2018 I founded Mettle - a registered charity that operates a national gift delivery service that is staffed by women who are facing homelessness as a result of domestic & family violence whilst they undertake our future-focused training programs in e-commerce, warehousing, manufacturing and supply chain logistics. Mettle has generated over 20,000 hours of paid employment, opened integral crisis support funds for women and children residing in our partner shelters, distributed over 20 study scholarships, and created a childcare subsidy payment for women who aren’t eligible for government support.
We have worked with over 100 corporates around the nation to help them match their CSR goals with their procurement practices and we’re now working to demonstrate that commercially successful businesses can be legitimate agents of change in supporting marginalised communities to access their workforce safely.
Skills & Expertise
- Domestic violence and homelessness
- Strategic planning
- Social enterprise
- Corporate partnerships
"Since launching our social enterprise, we have employed 25 women and youth through our Mettle Gifts Employment Program."
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