International women's day
Meet our favourite inspirational women who empower women across the globe...
These inspirational women are each on a journey to help those in need, those who need hope, encouragement and survival skills in the crazy world we live in. You may or may not have heard of these 4 women, but they do not go silently. These brave, courageous women are powerfully impacting change.
Scroll to read their inspiring stories...
At 24, Turia's life was turned upside down when she became trapped in a grass fire while competing in a 100km ultramarathon. Turia survived against overwhelming odds, and defied every expectation placed on her. She's now an ambassador for Interplast (look it up, they're incredible), donating her time to host events, speaking, leading fundraisers and highlighting the work they do in media interviews. Turia has also been busy working on Haapii, a foundation with the overall aim of providing kids in developing countries with the best educational resources possible. Wow!
Meet Gemma Sisia
- Australian humanitarian, provides education in Tanzania, Africa
Gemma's desire to help in Africa arose from the coverage of the famine in Ethiopia. After seeing images of starving children, she decided that she'd do anything to help the people in Africa who needed it the most. After getting her diploma of education, Gemma volunteered in Uganda at a girls centre teaching maths, science and sewing. After meeting her soon-to-be husband, who approached her about buying some land to build a school, Gemma ended up raising enough money back in Australia and established the School of St Jude in Tanzania. She now has over 2000 in attendance, ok who wants to move to Africa after that story? ME!