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.

Dannielle Miller

I am a current finalist in the 2018 NSW Premier’s Award for Woman of the Year. I have been awarded the title NSW /ACT Small Business Champion Entrepreneur and received an Australian Leadership Award, and I was nominated twice for an Australian of the Year Award. Enlighten Education has been named the Australian Small Business Champion for Children’s Services and was a finalist for an Australian Human Rights Commission Business Award.

I have written five books for parents and teen girls, including a best-selling title on raising happy, confident teen girls, The Butterfly Effect. My work has also appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Daily Telegraph, and sites such as Daily Life and RendezView. I am also a regular feature writer for News Corp’s Stellar magazine.

I give back to the community and share my expertise as an active Board Member (Education Initiatives, PR and Fundraising) for The Sanctuary: The Hills Domestic Violence Service & Shelter, in Sydney’s Hills district. I am an Ambassador for both The Mirabel Foundation (a charity that supports children who have been removed from their homes due to illicit drug use) and the environmental group One Million Women


2018 – Dannielle Miller: Finalist for the NSW Premier’s Award for Woman of the Year

2014 – Dannielle Miller: Finalist for InStyle magazine’s Women Of Style
Awards in the Charity and Community category

2013 – Dannielle Miller announced as one of Australia’s Top 40 Inspiring
Women over 40 (“Change Makers”) by Prevention Australia magazine

2012 & 2013 – Dannielle Miller nominated for the Australian of the Year
Awards (NSW Local Hero category)

2012 – Dannielle Miller: Australian Leadership Award

2011 & 2012 – Finalist – Australian Human Rights Commission, Business

2010 – Enlighten: Finalist, Australian Small Business Champion, Educational Services

2009 – Dannielle Miller named one of Sydney’s Most Influential People by the(sydney) magazine (in The Sydney
Morning Herald)

2009 – Dannielle Miller named Australia’s No. 1 Emerging Leader in Learning by The Australian newspaper

2007 – Dannielle Miller named NSW Small Business Champion Entrepreneur

2007 – Enlighten: Australian Small Business Champion, Children’s Services

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