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On a mission to alleviate poverty across Australia
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An inspired and passionate social justice campaigner, Juliette Wright is on a mission to alleviate the effects of poverty across Australia. Establishing an online platform in 2009 to connect those who have with those who need and championing it to become one of Australia’s leading charities, Juliette is changing how society helps its most vulnerable and marginalised people.
Founder and CEO of GIVIT, Juliette created the portal to ensure quality goods get to where they are needed most by safely connecting and inspiring an online network of givers. Juliette’s vision, hard work and determination have resulted in more than 350,000 items donated through GIVIT’s website to directly assist Australians in need.
Juliette’s passion is supporting each community by ensuring local donors give to local residents in need. In 2011 when Queensland was hit by devastating floods, GIVIT became the state government’s official website for matching donations - with 1.8 million hits resulting in 33,500 goods matched over three weeks. This led to the establishment of a national dedicated GIVIT Disaster Recovery and Emergency Service which works in partnership with the state government in Queensland and Bankwest Foundation in Western Australia.
The Service has since been activated during the Bundaberg floods, Cyclone Ita, Tropical Cyclone Marcia, Ravenshoe Café Explosion and Dreamworld tragedy. An incredible $1.182 million has been raised through GIVIT to support communities left devastated by a disaster.
Juliette’s inspiring positive ‘can do’ attitude also led her to launch GIVIT Kids in 2014; a safe online platform enabling children to give new and pre-loved belongings to meet the urgent material needs of Australian families. Juliette worked with the Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment to integrate GIVIT Kids into the Years 3, 5 and 6 Australian Civics and Citizenship Curriculum.
As a prominent social justice campaigner, Juliette has been awarded Australia’s Local Hero by the National Australia Day Council, National Resilient Australia Award by Australia’s Attorney-General, The Australian National Innovation Challenge Award, Ernst & Young Queensland Entrepreneur of the Year, Moreton Bay Citizen of the Year 2016 and inducted into the Australian Businesswomen's Network Hall of Fame 2015.
An engaging and passionate speaker, Juliette Wright is sure to have an impact on your audience. She is able to enrich the audience about the importance of incorporating personal values into professional values and how the merging can benefit the individual, company and consumers