Rochelle Courtenay

Inspiring speaker and social entrepreneur

My mission is to ensure that everyone is afforded the dignity in life that so many of us take for granted.
Rochelle Courtenay

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Rochelle Courtenay is an inspiring speaker and social entrepreneur who founded Share the Dignity, an Australian movement that provides essential period products to women and girls in need.

Rochelle grew up in a family affected by domestic and family violence, who experienced abuse herself as a child and young woman and witnessed her mother flee a violent relationship. These experiences shaped Rochelle's understanding of the importance of women's empowerment and equality.

In 2015, Rochelle read an article about the lack of access to period products for homeless women. She was shocked and saddened by this reality and decided to do something about it. Rochelle started a Facebook group called Share the Dignity and within a few months, had raised enough money to donate thousands of period products to women in need.

Since then, Share the Dignity has grown from a grassroots local community initiative to a national charity, which continues to evolve in order to provide for the needs of at-risk women and children. Working tirelessly with over 6000+ volunteers, the charity has been able to deliver over 4.5+ million packets of pads and tampons and over 893,000 + essential filled handbags to Australian women and girls.

Rochelle is a powerful advocate for women's rights and menstrual equity. She is a regular speaker at events and conferences throughout Australia and has been featured in media all around the world. Rochelle is a passionate and inspiring speaker who can share her story of resilience, determination, and social impact. Being an expert on period poverty and menstrual equity, women's empowerment and social entrepreneurship,  Rochelle is a gifted communicator who can connect with audiences of all sizes.

Here are some specific topics that Rochelle can speak on:

  • The story of Share the Dignity and how it has changed the lives of millions of women and girls
  • The importance of menstrual equity and how we can all help to end period poverty and ensure menstrual equity
  • The power of women's empowerment and how we can create a more just and equitable world
  • The importance of social entrepreneurship and how we can use business to solve social problems
  • Her personal story of resilience and how she overcame adversity to achieve her goals
  • How to live a more purposeful life

Rochelle is a dynamic and engaging speaker who will leave your audience inspired and motivated to take action. She is a valuable asset to any event or conference.

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