Simone Awramenko

Sustainability Manager, Koala2016 Sydney Fellowship

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'People Everywhere Need To Be Leaders To Create The World We Want'

What was the most valuable thing you got out of the Future Makers Fellowship?

I was inspired and given the confidence to help create a better world.

Why are you passionate about sustainability? What was the moment or event that made you decide to become a ‘change maker’ in your field?

I traveled for a year through developing countries and kept seeing examples where Brands I would buy from at home were acting in ways that were quite shocking. I remember thinking that 'corporates need to be held responsible'. Then a little later I discovered Corporate Responsibility and knew that this is what I wanted to dedicate myself to.

How did Future Makers play a role in directing your current path or project?

Future Makers gave me a great toolkit to use, the confidence to give it a go and a network to fall back on - just in case.

Why leadership for sustainability is important?

The need for change is becoming more evident and urgent and traditional leaders are not leading. People; everywhere need to be leaders in order to create a world we want.

What do you plan to do next on your sustainability journey?

I'm taking some time to travel, reflect on all I learnt and hopefully build a school! Then I'll be back in the sustainability game here in Sydney... and always learning.

What are three words you would use to describe the Fellowship Program?

 Love of learning

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