Rotary SAFE Families and Changepreneurs are working together to address the priority for young women to enjoy respectful relationships whilst understanding the need for prevention of abuse in any form to women in our CALD communities in Australia.

Changepreneurs:

The Changepreneurs group was established by Abiola Akinbiyi in 2020. The group consists of dynamic young women from migrant backgrounds looking to make impact within the Australian community. 

In 2020  the Changepreneurs was created, aiming to empower youth and CALD women through mentorship, outreach, and education, with proven success stories from all mentees, from excellent ATAR to successful professional careers in health, finance, entrepreneurship, leadership, and community service.

These wonderful women positively impact the communities through their passion, skills, knowledge, and experience. Changepreneurs are in the business of making change. Less talk, more doing, positive impact, and giving back to community.

 

Abiola (Abi) Akinbiyi is a healthcare professional with 20+ years of experience in health sectors with multicultural communities and non for profits organisations. She is an entrepreneur and advocates with a wealth of knowledge and an unwavering passion for community development and social justice.

Abiola is a community leader committed to empowering and supporting people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds to promote diversity, equality, and inclusion. 

Abiola’s experience is noteworthy:

  • Degrees and Postgraduate degrees in Mathematics, Information technology, Information system management, Nursing, Mental Health, Clinical Education, and Gerontology.
  • AiCD graduate and alumnus of leadership in Victoria.
  • Commissioner with the Victorian Multicultural Commission
  • Board of Directors at Ethnic Communities Councils of Victoria (ECCV).
  • Director at Northwestern Melbourne Primary Health Network. (NWMPHN).
  • Chair, ECCV New and Emerging Policy Advisory Committee (NECPAC).
  • Rotary Club of Wyndham Harbour, Diversity Equity and Inclusion.
  • Founded a charity organization in Africa.

Abiola has won many awards including:

  • Afroshine Award for Excellence in Business
  • Entrepreneur by Africa Media Australia (AMA)
  • Finalist in Women in Leadership
  • Spirit of Victoria University Alumni People Award in 2021
  • Finalist in the Professional Achievement Alumni Award category in 2021
  • African Day Australia ADA Award of Contribution to Multicultural Communities
  • Social Justice Award in 2023

 


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