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On Purpose: Social Enterprise Start-up Stories

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This year Work inc will be taking part in Spark Festival. Spark Festival is a ten day program of events and activities which showcases, supports and strengthens the vibrant startup and innovation ecosystem of Sydney, and all of NSW.

We have organised three amazing female founders to talk about social enterprises and their incredible journeys. Ticket will also include drinks and some amazing food supplied by fellow startup Chefin.

Our amazing three speakers

Kathy Wong:

After retiring for ten years, Kathy Wong has come out of retirement to become a social entrepreneur where she is making a difference to children in poverty with her business Moeloco. Moeloco designs and manufactures a rubber flip flop that leaves positive messages in the sand such as I am peace, be grateful, etc. For every pair sold, Moeloco donate one pair of canvas shoes to a child in need that then allows them to attend school and protect their health.

Zoe Edema:
Muralisto is a co-design public art enterprise. They envision a vibrant world where colourful cities encourage human connection and shared spaces are shaped by the stories that inspire future generations, celebrate diversity and empower the individual. Muralisto creates socially engaged public art through community participation.

Aminata Conteh-Biger:
Growing up in Freetown, Sierra Leone with her father, Aminata had a blessed life and was known as the girl who lived in the big yellow house on the hill.

All that changed in early 1999 when Aminata was captured by rebel forces during the eleven-year civil war. Held captive for a number of months, she was finally freed as part of a negotiated prisoner exchange where rebel-held child prisoners were released in return for food and medicine.

UNHCR recognised that one of Aminata’s captors still posed a serious threat to her safety, and with their support she became the first Sierra Leonean refugee woman in Australia.

Sixteen years on, Aminata has built an amazing life – she is married to Antoine and together they have two beautiful children Sarafina and Matisse.

The Aminata Maternal Foundation was established to improve maternal mortality outcomes for women and babies in Sierra Leone. The Foundation takes a multi-faceted approach to empowering women through providing resources and education around pregnancy and pre and post-natal care.


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