Angela Wood started Big Group Hug as a way to redistribute pre-loved goods to vulnerable families. During the pandemic, the need for these services has skyrocketed, while the means to deliver the services have become more challenging. In this interview, Angela shares how she has established Big Group Hug as a volunteer-led organisation over the years, and how she has navigated the pandemic to help as many as she can.
Children’s author and science writer, Cristy Burne, discusses her involvement with Aussie STEM Stars, a series of narrative biographies that share the childhood and lives of high-achieving Australian scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.
As the global pandemic has forced many businesses to re-assess how they build and foster inclusive workplace environments, this interview with Karen Knight, Vision Australia General Manager Client Services, covers how businesses can be more inclusive for people with disabilities and the value of looking past stereotypes and misconceptions around working with disabilities to develop truly diverse workplaces.
A guest post from Sally Aurisch, General Manager of Projects and Engagement at Blind Citizens Australia.
A guest post from Tom Appelbee and Graeme Firth from Fenetic Wellbeing
A guest post from Yasmin Grigaliunas, CEO and Co-founder of the World’s Biggest Garage Sale (WBGS).
A guest post from Pip Meecham, Director of ProjectBox.
A guest post from Alison Booth discussing her new novel, The Philosopher’s Daughters, and the importance of writing women into history.
A guest post from Anita Tait, Accredited Practising Dietitian, Microba
Phil Usher is a Wiradjuri man and CEO of First Nations Foundation, a national not for profit that is aiming to achieve financial prosperity for Indigenous Australians. In this interview, he shares the goals and community engagement approaches of First Nations Foundation, and the opportunities he sees ahead for the organisation.
Marie Mortimer, founder of loans.com.au, shares her experiences as a woman in both finance and technology, her advice to others, and her experiences starting and growing her business over nine years.
Biogen, in collaboration with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Australia and Paralympian Dylan Alcott OAM, have recently launched the inaugural ‘Trailblazer Challenge’, aimed at bringing much needed support and solutions to the everyday challenges faced by adults living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). In this interview, Julie Cini, CEO of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Australia, outlines why she started SMA Australia and the impact the Trailblazer Challenge will have on the SMA community.
Jessica Sanders took the book industry by storm when she created the first iteration of her book, Love Your Body through Kickstarter in 2018. Two years later the book is available in 26 countries and received the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) for Small Publishers Children’s book of the year 2020. Now, Jessica is releasing her new book, Be Your Own Man. In this interview, Jessica explains why she believes the current definition of masculinity is hurting boys and men.
Fiona Holstrom shares why she started STEM Punks to inspire the next generation of STEM students and professionals.
A guest post by Donna “The Astronomer” Burton Associate Lecturer at University of Southern Queensland and Astronomer in Charge Milroy Observatory Coonabarabran