rosie and lucy thomas speaking in front of an audience, wearing PROJECT ROCKIT t-shirts

Rosie Thomas OAM

"The ones that are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones that do." – Steve Jobs

Co-Founder, Co-CEO

Empowerpreneur, social justice advocate and co-founder of PROJECT ROCKIT, Rosie is considered one of Australia’s best and brightest emerging change-makers and social innovators.. Rosie has spent the last 13+ years supporting young people and building Australia’s youth-driven movement against bullying, hate and prejudice  Having started the organisation straight out of high school, Rosie is committed to providing totally innovative opportunities for young people to realise their potential.

Rosie is a highly energetic (brace yourselves) and passionate facilitator, keynote speaker and MC. As someone who is dissatisfied with the status quo and impatient for change, Rosie loves helping her audience realise their unique purpose. She is a dynamic and seasoned speaker, having personally presented to over a hundred thousand young people as well as to thousands of grown ups on a range of national and international stages. As a youth and cybersafety expert, Rosie also appears in a number of media outlets, including Sunrise and The Project.



Rosie is a driver of innovation and is passionate about using business to solve long-standing social problems. In her spare time, she acts as a business mentor for local change makers and entrepreneurs.


  • 2018 Order of Australia Medal for service to youth and against bullying
  • 2018 ‘Driver of Change’, INStyle & Audi Women of Style Awards
  • 2017-current Global Inspiring Rare Birds Ambassador
  • 100 Women of Influence, AFR and Westpac 2015
  • Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award, League of Extraordinary Women, 2015
  • Young Social Pioneer, FYA, 2015
  • FOSI Outstanding Achievement in Cybersafety, Washington DC, 2013
  • Social Entrepreneur of the Year, Melbourne, SSE, 2012
  • School for Social Entrepreneurs, 2012
  • Bachelor of Arts, 2011

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The definition of passion: These sisters from PROJECT ROCKIT. Truly innovative project

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