Providing employment for homeless people through shared value business initiatives that deliver an economic and social benefit to all parties involved in the enterprise.
Our work benefits marginalised Australians by providing positive paid-work experiences that build confidence, capacity and skills, and create opportunity for re-engagement with the work force, society and the economy.
After 12 years running a successful corporate event design and management company, I was looking for a way to give back to society. I realised that by combining my business expertise with an innovative social direction I could achieve the positive social impact I was craving. By introducing a game-changing new business model to my company, GOGO events, I have successfully created paid and meaningful work opportunities for people experiencing homelessness. This has led to training and skills development and sought-after employment for under-privileged and marginalised people. My desire to attach a lasting social and personal legacy to this industry, also has meant commissioning community and not-for-profit organisations to produce hand-made event products, to seek returnable and re-usable event materials as well as initiating an award-winning project to develop a biodegradable alternative to hazardous floral foam. GOGO is just starting to achieve our aim of putting the WOW not just in events but in the lives of people who need it.
Skills & Expertise
- Events Management
- Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
- Social Innovation
- Visual Design
- Public Speaking
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