Young Australian social entrepreneur Stephanie Woollard began Seven Women at only 22, after meeting seven disabled women operating out of a tin shed in Kathmandu struggling to make a living and enduring harsh discrimination. With her last $200, she paid for trainers to up skill the women to produce products for sale locally and abroad – and so Seven Women was born. Since 2006, Seven Women has been working to empower marginalised Nepalese women through equipping them with the skills and know how to thrive.
Eleven years after her first encounter with the seven women that started it all, over 5,000 women have been trained and employed by our fair trade organisation, transforming their lives and their communities. Stephanie was recently one of only 6 worldwide to have her work recognised with a Rotary Responsible Business Award presented at the United Nations, New York.
Talk: ‘From a Tin Shed to the United Nations‘
Stephanie will share her incredible story help you believe that you too can make a difference.