- Stephanie Woollard OAM was a nominee for Australian of the Year in 2016
- She founded Seven Women, an organization which educates, trains and provides employment pathways for disabled and marginalized women in Nepal.
- In 2016, she was made a Rotary International Peace Fellow and was a recipient of the Rotary International Responsible Business Award presented at the United Nations in NY.
- Stephanie was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her philanthropy and humanitarian work in Nepal.
- She has a Masters in Peace & Conflict Research from Uppsala University, Sweden
- How to Create Sustainable Social Enterprise
- Thought Leadership and Social Trends
- Responsible and Ethical Business Practice
- CSR and Philanthropy and the Impact on Communities
- Tourism and Community Development
Excellent – Stephanie was an amazing, passionate speaker who completely engaged our diverse audience. Her talk was delivered with warmth and she shared so many personal experiences and insights. She also generously gave her time at the end to interact with the audience and answer questions. Our event was a great success thanks to Stephanie.
The University of Queensland
Steph is an inspiring speaker that exemplifies both authenticity and a keen passion to make a difference. It was fascinating to hear Steph speak about her journey as the founder of Seven Women, and how she is empowering disadvantaged women in Nepal to live a better life. Steph is engaging and refreshingly honest - one of the most impactful speakers that I've had the chance of hearing.
Westpac Leaders Future Scholarship Program
Stephanie is an intelligent, giant hearted young woman that does not big note herself because of her achievements. Her story is uplifting and has a positive & genuine effect on her audience.. People walk out thinking….”Now what can I do to make a difference".
City of Yarra
Stephanie’s story transports us from our first world problems. Through Steph we see lives transformed; women formerly neglected and marginalised grow to become confident leaders contributing to their society. Steph’s powerful and polished presentation shines a spotlight on the benefits to people and society of empowering individuals. Everyone will be moved by the tears to triumph stories of the original ‘Seven Women’ and the countless thousands that have followed. Steph’s is a reflected glory of a modest and incredibly capable person who refused to walk past injustice. The joy of people she has helped is the highest endorsement. Steph’s story makes us believe in a better future.
Deputy State Director
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
From my membership in the US National Speaker's Association, I have seen many good (and many not-so-good!) speakers. Stephanie Woollard is, without doubt, one of the former. I have seen her speak in high-pressure engagements such as at the United Nations in New York, and have seen her interact one-on-one, and she displays a confidence, presence, and eloquence that is most engaging. Whether she is delivering from the podium or handling audience questions, Stephanie is a rare gem with an amazing story to tell, and that is why I look forward to hearing her next speech--wherever it may be--and why she was an easy choice to include in my book, A String of Pearls.
District Governor 2015-2016 and 2016-2017
Rotary District 7500 (Southern New Jersey, USA)
Inspiring keynote speaker! Stephanie was amazing! She spoke with great passion and enthusiasm in her address to the opening session of the Rotary Day at the United Nations in New York. Stephanie’s story and ideas on breaking the cycle of poverty left people wanting to know more about how they could be involved. People who have heard Stephanie speak are often saying how awesome she was and how uplifting it was to hear from someone so inspiring.
Rotary District 9800 Governor 2016-2017
I have been privileged to witness Stephanie’s inspiring speeches. Her powers of connecting people with her motivational thoughts and experiences, not only give people a good reason never to give up – but have also provided women and men alike with new hope and aspirations to pursue happiness through the act of giving.
Business Banking Manager