Cessalee Smith-Stovall has a name for her imposter syndrome. It’s Tyrone. She says when she applied for the Westpac Social Change Fellowship, she had to ask Tyrone to leave. For people who spend their days working to improve the lives of others, it can be uncomfortable to look inward. But it can also be transformative.
The Myer Innovation Fellowships support breakthrough solutions to Australia’s most pressing social and environmental challenges and bring new talent to the social sector. Fellows are offered funding and the unique opportunity to take twelve months away from their current role to pursue a big idea that has the potential to achieve positive social outcomes.
There are multiple things that can be done to create an inclusive environment within the workplace, one where employees feel valued and welcomed. If you strive for your for-purpose organisation – whether it’s a social enterprise, B-Corps, charity or not-for-profit – to be as inclusive as it is diverse, here are a few tips to help make it happen.
Many people will be familiar with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). What they may not realise is that there are 169 underlying target areas developed to create a clear roadmap for a better future. Unfortunately, of these target areas are aimed at government action and don’t easily translate into what individuals or organisations can do. Until now.
The biggest thing leading thinker-and-doer in the emerging social entrepreneur space, Tom Dawkins, co-founder and CEO of StartSomeGood, always gains from attending conferences isn’t the learning that comes from the stage; it’s the relationships formed in the crowd.
Over the past ten years, the Kenneth Myer Innovation Fellowship program has supported some of Australia’s brightest, self-directed leaders to forge breakthrough solutions to challenges facing Australia today — from poverty and disadvantage to sustainability and the environment. Unlike many opportunities for social change, the Fellowship program provides support to individuals rather than organisations, with Fellows each receiving $150,000 for their 12-month commitment to the program.