During my university years, I worked on a project with HoMie, a non-profit addressing youth homelessness. That experience deeply moved me and inspired me to make a real difference. After graduating, I entered the corporate scene, hitting the expected milestones but always feeling a void. My wish to contribute meaningfully to the lives of those affected by homelessness.
Many years into my corporate job, it was clear I needed a change. That’s when I discovered Bonnie’s, an all-women Australian non-profit tackling issues close to my heart. As I submitted my application, a mix of nervousness and excitement washed over me. My virtual interview only confirmed my feelings; the atmosphere brimmed with warmth and purpose, making me feel instantly at home.
Now, each day at Bonnie’s offers lessons in empathy, strength, and what it means to work with purpose. I’m surrounded by remarkable women, all contributing their wisdom and compassion. The clients we serve continually amaze me with their resilience. While I’m not a solution to domestic violence or homelessness, I help amplify the collective impact of our team, Bonnie’s, and the entire community we serve.
My ambition is to use what I’ve learned to enhance our reach and give a stronger voice to the women and children who turn to us. I know I’ll continue to grow in this role, broadening not only my skills but also my understanding of the profound impact we can have.
If you’re pondering a similar change in your life, here’s my advice: Aligning your career with your passion doesn’t just fill a personal void. It lets you become part of a collective effort that can truly change lives.