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Laura O'Reilly

Class Year: 2018

Scholarship: Social Change Fellowship

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: NSW

Focus Area

Positive social change

Laura O'Reilly

Class Year: 2018

Scholarship: Social Change Fellowship

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: NSW

Focus Area

Positive social change

Biography

I am a social entrepreneur who is working to create change in the Australian disability sector. Inspired by my experiences as the sibling of a young man with cerebral palsy, I co-founded Fighting Chance in 2011, a not-for-profit organization which today supports more than 300 young adults with disability.

In 2014, my brother Jordan and I also co-founded Hireup, an online platform which gives people with disability the power to find, hire and manage their support workers. With more than 21,000 users on Hireup, the platform stands well positioned to revolutionize the attendant care space in coming years.

Skills & Expertise

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Understanding the Disability Sector
  • Leadership
  • Writing
  • Communicating my vision

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