ROSIE THOMAS

Co-founder/Co-CEO

“THE ONES THAT ARE CRAZY ENOUGH TO THINK THAT THEY CAN CHANGE THE WORLD ARE THE ONES THAT DO.” - STEVE JOBS

Empowerpreneur, social justice junkie and co-founder of Australia’s youth-driven anti-bullying & leadership organisation PROJECT ROCKIT, Rosie is committed to providing totally innovative opportunities for young people to realise their potential.

As a highly energetic and passionate facilitator, keynote speaker and MC, Rosie's extensive experience working with diverse youth communities has bolstered her strong sense of compassion and understanding towards fellow young people. For the past 10 years, she has dedicated her professional life to helping the lives of young people.

Rosie has made numerous appearances as a youth advocate and cyberbullying expert in the popular print, radio and television domain, including being featured on Channel 7 news, Sunrise and interviewed by the panel on Channel 10’s “The Project”. As a dynamic and seasoned speaker, Rosie has also presented at a range national and international conferences.

After completing her Bachelor of Arts, in 2012 Rosie received a scholarship to spark more social change at The School for Social Entrepreneurs. Later that year she was named Melbourne’s ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year’.

In 2015, Rosie was named a Young Social Pioneer by the Foundation of Young Australians and is considered one of Australia’s best and brightest emerging change-makers, social innovators, thought leaders and entrepreneurs.

In October, Rosie was named in the Australian Financial Review and Westpac’s ‘100 Women of Influence’ and in November she was named 2015 Female Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the League of extraordinary Women.

Rosie recently received a scholarship and mentoring package to B School where she is completing her Diploma of Business.

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

Mel Darlington