If you want to make life better for a community you should start by investing in its women and girls, and that’s exactly what four exceptional social entrepreneurs spoke about at this incredible event. Congratulations to Kookaburra Kids Foundation, Pollinate Energy, Women's Community Shelters and Enterprise Learning Projects who all lit up the room with their passion and programs.
Thanks to the collective generosity in the room and the power of sisterhood in action, over $110,000 was raised in less than an hour for these programs supporting women and girls. A stunning result.
Read all about the night here: The Power of Sisterhood
AKKF support kids living in families affected by mental illness, through their camps and activities. They are seeking funding for aÂ program to help young women develop leadership skills, work associated proficiencies, personal self-development and career readiness. www.kookaburrakids.org.au
Watch Pamela's 6 minute pitch
Funds raised: $30,650
Pollinate Energy is a not-for-profit social business with a simple mission: to improve the lives of Indiaâs urban poor. They recruit and train local female entrepreneurs or âPollinatorsâ who provide a door-to-door service in urban slum communities selling and servicing clean energy technologies such as solar lights and non-kerosene cookstoves. www.pollinateenergy.org
Watch Alexie's 6 minute pitch
Funds raised: $28,250
Womenâs Community Shelters supports homeless women through the establishment of womenâs shelters in partnership with local communities. Having recognised a strong local need, WCS is seeking funding to work withÂ aÂ community on the Mid North Coast of NSW to establish a shelter for women and children escaping domestic violence. Â www.womenscommunityshelters.org.au
Watch Annabelle's 6 minute pitch
Funds raised: $25,830
Enterprise Learning ProjectsÂ (ELP) works in partnership withÂ women in remote AboriginalÂ communities to develop inclusive, creative and sustainable enterprise-based initiativesÂ that support family and community goals. They are seeking funding to provide mentoring and support for women in Minyerri community to enable them to establish and run a functioning arts, enterprise and culture centre.Â www.elp.org.au
Watch Laura's 6 minute pitch
Funds raised: $29,000