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As a second-generation migrant, Ness has spent most of her life as a communication conduit between her family and those around her.

Ness is a social entrepreneur and community builder. Her passion is connecting Young Australians with the opportunities they need to grow and flourish. Ness thrives on person to person connection  and communication and prides herself on being a highly empathetic person.

As a survivor, Ness spent some of her adolescence couch surfing and in insecure housing. Her passions lie around empowering Young People who are facing adversity to take control and make the most out of difficult situations.

Ness has spent the last five years of her professional career working with young people in high-level organising roles in the student movement, the NFP Sector, the Union Movement, NSW and Federal Parliament and the Union Movement.

After spending most of her professional career looking for mentorship and guidance to no avail, she began to think more deeply about the root causes of her experiences. This led her to create YEmpower in early 2020.

YEmpower Australia is a social enterprise dedicated to the upskilling and mentoring of young people across Australia. Since starting YEmpower – the program has grown to include over forty members across Australia, including eleven mentors and mentees! Ness’ mission is to connect young people with knowledge, opportunities and each other and to empower young Australians to create paths for themselves that are fulfilling, passion-driven and full of empathy and love.

Ness is the founder of a mentoring advocacy organisation, YEmpower Australia! A social enterprise dedicated to the upskilling and mentoring of young people across Australia. Since starting YEmpower – the program has grown to include over forty members across Australia, including eleven mentors and mentees! Ness’ mission is to connect young people with knowledge, opportunities and each other and to empower young Australians to create paths for themselves that are fulfilling, passion-driven and full of empathy and love


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