Hear from exceptional people who are bringing social agenda - people and planet purpose - to their central business and future proofing strategy.
Case study: Trisha Wong, The Snow foundation
and Pranjali palnitkar, Global sisters
The Snow Foundation is a Canberra-based Foundation established in 1991 by local Snow family entrepreneurs. They quietly go about the business of supporting disadvantaged community in Canberra and surrounds. One of the organisations they support is Global Sisters. Global Sisters provide a genuine alternative for women who aren’t able to participate in mainstream employment. They help make self-employment a viable option by providing women with the tools, networks and resources to establish or grow a business. It's a great story of giving a hand up and the power of business to transforms lives.
As Relationship Manager, Trisha Wong manages Canberra relationships to enable higher engagement with Foundation partners, develop stronger communication and an increase in networking. Trisha has worked across the community, business and government sectors in national and local not-for-profits.
Pranjali is a natural problem solver and passionate about helping women fight the odds and become financially independent. She has been involved with Global Sisters since its early days and brings extensive management experience in the hospitality industry as well as 8+ years in the not-for-profit sector in Australia and overseas. Pranjali has a double Masters degree in Business Administration and a degree in International Affairs.
The Snow Foundation has a very straightforward aim - see someone struggling and you give them a helping hand. Over the years, the Foundation has assisted in diverse fields such as the purchase of vital equipment and supplies for people with disabilities; kitchen utensils for the blind; wigs for the Cancer Council; breakfasts and educational scholarships for disadvantaged youth; art supplies for the ‘Painting with Parkinson’s program; sleep monitor, sofa, bobcat and bikes.
In the 21 years since it was established, The Snow Foundation has reached out to help more than 200 different organisations and individuals, providing over $16 million in funding which includes $400,000 to individuals.
Global Sisters is a global innovation and an Australian first. The model is a market led and technology based solution for women who want to start up or grow a business. Global Sisters provides a genuine alternative for women who aren’t able to participate in mainstream employment. By removing common barriers and providing women with the tools, networks and resources to establish or grow a business, self-employment becomes a viable option.
Global Sisters is addressing the gap in society where women who are financially excluded or face barriers due to their circumstances have limited and limiting options. They offer a better alternative to low income employment and welfare through a flexible, innovative solution that harnesses the potential of women as entrepreneurs.
As an organisation, they are committed to sustainability through the development of income streams and leveraging technology together with community partnerships to scale