South Australia is poised on the edge of the new social economy.
This new economy is where businesses are built to positively impact vulnerable and disadvantage people in the community by creating jobs and opportunities for employment, while being profitable and sustainable.
Social Change Headquarters will play a significant role in ensuring South Australia embraces and successfully navigates the shift to this new economy. Importantly, it will be driven by South Australia’s leading social entrepreneurs.
Social Headquarters is an intermediary bringing together the complex networks of individuals, companies, organisations and government entities. We will play a central role in facilitating and coordinating the innovation required to bring the social enterprise sector to scale in South Australia.
Social Change Headquarters will have a bridge building role and will leverage all parts of the fledgling social enterprise ecosystem to take the next steps together to drive change. Together we will foster and demonstrate the social impact for South Australia.
Sarah Gun - Founder, Social Change Headquarters
Sarah Gun is an international award-winning innovator, disruptor, thought leader and crusader for a socially equitable world.
Sarah is renowned for her innovative ideas and achievements in setting new standards for socially and environmentally sustainable events in South Australia.
Through her award winning business GOGO events, Sarah has shown how business can be a force for good. In the past five years, she has created over 650 job outcomes for individuals who are on their journey out of homelessness. But more importantly, Sarah shows the value of building confidence, capacity and resilience in others so they too become empowered citizens.
She is respected by groups as diverse as government, the start-up community, the social economy and the tech world, with one of Australia’s big 4 banks selecting Sarah as one of only ten Social Change Fellows in 2017. In January 2018 Sarah received the Australia Day Women hold up half the sky Award recognising the exceptional contribution she has made to the South Australian community.
Her experience as a disruptor and staunch driver of social change inspires others to be the change they want to see in the world.