B Ed, Grad Cert (Mgmt), Cert IV (Assessment and Workplace Training)
Thought leader, best-selling author, expert in girls’ self-esteem and body image, teen educator, speaker and media commentator.
I am the co-founder and CEO of Enlighten Education, Australia’s
leading provider of in-school workshops for teen girls on body
image, self-esteem and empowerment. Enlighten works with
more than 20,000 girls each year across Australia, New Zealand,
Singapore and Malaysia. Believing that boys need and deserve
support too, I went on to launch Goodfellas, which delivers
in-school workshops to young men.
I began my career as a teacher, then took on a role to develop
innovative programs for students at risk of dropping out of school.
I went on to create the Lighthouse Project, which pairs at-risk students
with workplace mentors to help them develop employment skills. I also
developed a Higher School Certificate (HSC) course in service learning,
which nurtures students’ entrepreneurial skills while involving them in
meaningful community volunteer work.