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Keynotes and talks

Having launched PROJECT ROCKIT fresh out of high school over a decade ago, these sisters know what it takes to build a career tackling a social problem. Inspiring and impactful talks for school students, educators and corporates.

About your speakers

Cofounders of PROJECT ROCKIT, Lucy and Rosie Thomas have dedicated their lives to making the world better for young people. The pair launched PROJECT ROCKIT when they were fresh out of school and restless for change on issues of bullying, hate and prejudice. Over a decade later, PROJECT ROCKIT is a thriving social enterprise, reaching hundreds of thousands of students and serving as a cyber safety partner to major social media platforms. Rosie and Lucy regularly appear in the media and have received numerous awards honouring their work.

Keynotes and talks

Talk

School Assembly Talks

15 - 30 min
60+

Hear the story of how a simple idea grew into Australia's youth-driven movement against bullying and learn practical strategies for creating everyday change.

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School Assembly Talks

  • Themes include following your passion, overcoming adversity, leadership, building a movement and inventing your career.
Keynote

Educator Talks

30 min
30+

These presentations deliver real student insights and positive strategies to empower young people to challenge hate instead of standing by watching.

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Educator Talks

These presentations shed light on the development of PROJECT ROCKIT’s innovative ‘show-not-tell’ approach, real student insights and positive strategies to empower young people to stand up to hate instead of standing by watching.

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Corporate Talks

15 - 30 min
50+

At PROJECT ROCKIT, we believe you're never too young or too old to change the world and these talks offer the rockit fuel you need to get started.

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Corporate Talks

Rosie and Lucy are powerful storytellers and your audience will leave inspired, motivated and empowered to lead positive change.

The 'ROCKIT' sisters

Although three years apart, the Thomas sisters hold a shared vision that has translated into a strong social impact. They have both received Order of Australia medals, been named by UNICEF among 12 Digital Champions for Children’s Rights in the Digital Age and are recipients of the global Family Online Safety Institute's award for 'Outstanding Achievement in Online Safety.' Together the duo sit on a range of boards including Facebook’s Global Safety Board, Twitter’s Global Trust and Safety Council and the Australian Office of the eSafety Commissioner’s Online Safety Consultative Working Group.

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Lucy Thomas OAM

Growing up, Lucy Thomas always figured that “someone should really do something about bullying.” Then she realised: I am that someone.

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Rosie Thomas OAM

Empowerpreneur and co-founder of PROJECT ROCKIT, Rosie is considered one of Australia’s best and brightest emerging change-makers and social innovators.

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Rosie and Lucy Thomas are the perfect blend of youthful enthusiasm and a mature understanding of complex social, behavioural and technology issues. They commit to projects 100%, are dedicated in their preparation and deliver on the day, when they own the room and win the audience over - students, teachers, parents, government officials and ministers alike.

Mia Garlick, Head of Policy for AUS/NZ, Facebook and Instagram