BeeKeeper Inspiring Talks is a new BeeKeeper Parade event, supported and hosted by RMIT University and is a fundraiser for BabyTree Projects.
Each one of our talks will carefully invite four inspiring people from the Melbourne community to share their extraordinary stories with the rest of us.
And in doing so, we hope they will light a fire in you that will drive you to follow your dreams, or if you don't know what that is yet, nudge you in the direction of: go looking.
But ultimately, we hope that by sharing stories you find the courage to be more you. A lesson I had to learn the hard way from my beautiful sister Sophia. But it doesn't have to be the hard way for you!
Incredible Co-founder and CEO of STREAT, a Melbourne-based social enterprise that works with marginalised young people aged 16-25 years and provides them with a healthy self, job and home. STREAT run a portfolio of eight foodservice businesses, including cafes, an artisan bakery, a catering company, and a coffee roastery.
To date STREAT has worked with over 600 young people who have helped serve nearly 2 million customers, whilst gaining over 55,000 hours of support and training. Prior to starting STREAT Bec spent a decade at the CSIRO working in science communication.
Amazing Co-founder and Creative Director of the iconic 5000 Poppies Project. 5000 Poppies is a Community Tribute of Respect and Remembrance, and was originally created with her sister-in-law Marg Knight as a very personal tribute to their much loved fathers.
However, the Project very quickly captured the imagination of crafters worldwide, and has sparked an international outpouring of respect and remembrance in honour of all servicemen and women, their families and their communities.
The beautiful man behind the Humans in Melbourne facebook page and Melbourne I Love you Instagram page.
Koky Saly's is the story of how a child born in prison, during war, chooses to live his life. It is about keeping promises. Overcoming grief. Finding beauty in the smallest things. And, it is about creating the kind of business that he would like to see in the world.