LAUNCHPAD 2022

April 27 + April 30
2 Sessions to amplify your impact before the Election

 
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We're bringing together the best in the business to back your impact.

Get exclusive access to special guests and curated opportunities

SESSION 1:

β˜€οΈ START TODAY

Wednesday 27th April
5:30 - 7:30pm AEST

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SESSION 2:

πŸŒ… SHAPE TOMORROW

Saturday 30th April
9:30am - 12:30pm AEST

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Presenting Partners:

Opportunity Partners:

Raise Our Voice helps amplify the voices young female and non-binary voices to have a say in their future by actively leading conversations in politics, domestic policy and foreign policy.

Gen: P helps young people engage with politics through public policy, connecting them with policy experts and organisations to equip and empower them to take their policy ideas to the next level.

Tech for Social Good is a youth-led non-profit committed to the development of human-centred technology. They believe in using tech to solve complex social issues  for all of humanity.

Voting Party is getting more young people to work and vote in the 2022 Federal Election, running focus groups, workshops and activations to engage young people at greater risk of being disenfranchised.

YDS is a not-for-profit, volunteer organisation which strengthens the community of young people interested in global affairs. Their community and database of resources helps young people to access and build their career in global affairs.

Humans For Good is a database for purpose-driven people. They help distil for-purpose opportunities, communities, resources, and news into one digestible and inspiring database, making it easier than ever to access ways to create positive change.

Your Impact Guides

Young people (new adults?) have unprecedented power to shape the future, right now. But sometimes, it's easier to see how in retrospect. So please meet your Launchpad Impact Guides - the crew that have started our where you did (if by starting out you got paid below minimum wage by your Mum to fold washing) and have gone on to innovate in their own unique ways.

Gillian Triggs

Assistant Secretary General // United Nations

From advising the Dallas Police Department on the 1964 Civil Rights Act, to her appointment as Assistant Secretary General to the United Nations, and Assistant High Commissioner to the UNHCR, Gillian Triggs has followed her passion for human rights to build an impact driven career spanning continents and decades.

In Australia, Ms. Triggs led the Australian Human Rights Commission without fear or favour, navigating some of the nation's most tumultuous issues

David Pocock

Senate Candidate // Independent

David migrated from Zimbabwe as a teenager, going on to captain the Wallabies as part of a stellar rugby union career.

Off the field, David has a track record as a powerful advocate on issues ranging from climate action to marriage equality. He holds a Masters in Sustainable Agriculture, led the Cool Down campaign of elite Australian athletes at COP26, and runs a regenerative agriculture project in rural Zimbabwe. He is an independent candidate for Senate in the ACT.

Robyn Denholm

Chair of the Board
// Tesla

Robyn grew up in South Western Sydney, the middle child of immigrants. As a teenager, she worked in her Dad's petrol station.

Now, Robyn is Chair of the world's most innovative, and valuable, car company, Tesla.

Having held senior roles at Telstra, where she was Chief Operating Officer, and Toyota, and now leading some of VC firm Blackbird's most innovative projects, Robyn is passionate about ethical, tech-enabled business at global scale. 

Peter Yao

Chief Impact Officer
// Thankyou

Pete Yao started at Thankyou as a volunteer and went on to become one of the social enterprise's first full-time employees back in 2012.

He's now the Chief Impact Officer, responsible for the millions disbursed by Thankyou to impact partners around the world.

Pete's passionate about sustainable and effective holistic impact - he's studied development, social work and commerce to give him the foundation to lead the charge, reshaping the global giving landscape.

Skye Riggs

Co-Founder
// Ripple

Skye is the co-founder of Ripple, a Snow Foundation Fellow, and was the founder of Y Vote, the leading youth voter movement in Australia. She was the Social Impact Experience Market Manager (ANZ/APAC) for Airbnb. Skye has represented Australia as a delegate to the World Forum for Democracy, G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance and EU-Australia Leadership Forum. In 2019 she was named one of the inaugural Obama Foundation Leaders for the Asia Pacific.

Tim Middlemiss

Co-Founder
// Ripple

Tim is the co-founder of Ripple, and was a founding director of social impact creative studio Agency.

 Tim was Chief of Staff to former World Vision CEO, Tim Costello. He now leads engagement for emerging markets impact investor, LeapFrog. Tim was made an inaugural Obama Foundation Leader for APAC and named by President Obama as one of 60 Leaders for the Next Generation.  

Ready to jump in?

Give your career, community and civic work a boost


 
We're bringing you a big shot of:


Exclusive access:
Behind the scenes stories from global leaders and innovators about how they carved their own path

Actionable steps
Practical, actionable tips that you can use to apply in your own career, community and civic journey

Real Opportunities
Hear about how to secure opportunities with our partner orgs - everything from international programs to fellowships, internships and jobs

Support crew
Meet Ripplers right around the country and join forces to take action in the lead up to the federal election

GRAB YOUR $25 SPONSORED TICKET πŸš€

SESSION 1:

START TODAYβ˜€οΈ

Wednesday 27th April

5:30 - 7:30pm AEST
Democracy isn't a spectator sport so let's play ball.
Learn how to shape the future from people who already have.

πŸŒ… SESSION 2:

SHAPE TOMORROW

Saturday 30th April

9:30am - 12:30pm AEST
We all want to be a force for good, but where do you start?
Join the best in the business, from home-grown heroes to global leaders
to unpack future-focussed careers, community building and your global influence.

Your Impact Reps

Sure, being the Captain of a national sporting team or leading global responses to safeguard human rights might be a few years off for the rest of us - that's why in every session we're partnering our impact guides with legendary impact reps from the Ripple community. This crew have their sleeves rolled up, and are building lives of impact right now.

Angelica
Ojinnaka

Multicultural Youth Advocate

Angelica is a MYAN NSW Youth Advocate, young carer, Vegemite Merch Enthusiast and has recently been announced as the 2022 Australian Youth Ambassador to the United Nations. She first joined Ripple in late 2019 and since then, has consulted for two of Australia’s largest philanthropic orgs with us! Aside from being selected as a Judith Neilson Community Voices Fellow last year, she also makes waves as a tertiary educator, mental health researcher and brings a wealth of community legend experience to every Board she sits on (there’s a bunch!).

Maryam
Mahvash

Election Watch Intern

Maryam joined Ripple as an Emerging Civic Leader last year and has never looked back. From then to now – she’s interned at Justice Action working on prison reform and was Editor at UN Youth’s Global Advocate magazine. She’s also consulted for the Sydney Policy Lab’s COVID research initiative.

Thanks to a newfound curiosity for all things civics and combatting disinformation at the source, she’s now a 2022 Election Watch intern at First Draft!

Rahim
Zaidi

Super Community Volunteer

Rahim is Ripple’s resident Super Volunteer. During his time as an international student, he’s clocked up an average of 10 hours a week through the SES, Cricket Australia, St John Ambulance, Surf Life Saving NSW, City of Sydney, Vivid Sydney, NSW Police Force, OzHarvest Market, Sydney Airport, Football NSW and more.

Rahim was awarded with Bushfire Citation by the NSW Premier for his invaluable work during 2019-20 black bushfires in New South Wales

Abby
Shen

Tech for Social Good

Abby is one of the co-founders of Tech for Social Good, Australia's first youth-led responsible tech organisation. She’s currently interning at healthtech startup Eucalyptus on their Operations Strategy.

Motivated by the power of human-centred tech, she’s co-authored a report for the Paul Ramsay Foundation on utilising AI to lift educational outcomes in schools, and is also working on a start up idea designed to reform the traditional secondary schooling as a part of Blackbird’s Wild Futures comp. To top it all off – she’s an academic tutor for fundamental engineering courses that were pivotal to the start of her own love for engineering and STEM.

Hear From Previous Participants

⭐️ Participants rate our programs 4.6 out of 5 stars ⭐️


 

 

"Phenomenal. Frankly it was a lot better than I expected, and more transformative than I could have thought possible."

"This program has linked and strengthened so many of my values that I will be taking with me in all areas of my life."

"Thank you for making democracy and activation, which may sound intimidating, into something personable and actionable."

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If you're:
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Right now, we're working with partners around Australia to give you a massive discount on this unmissable workshop series. Sponsored tickets are available on a first come, first served basis!

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