If anyone knows about overcoming enormous adversity and finding purpose, it is London bombings survivor Dr Gill Hicks.
Gill survived the the 2005 terrorist attack, even though she was standing within a couple of metres of the suicide bomber. While Gill was lucky to survive, she lost both legs below the knees.
Since then, Gill has had incredible influence as a motivational speaker, Not-For-Profit founder and author.
She joined social innovators Dave Curtis, Atlas Consulting, and Carolyn Curtis, the Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI), at Adelaide's first Social Capital Conference for a panel discussion about overcoming challenges, choosing to not give up, resilience and purpose.
The discussion was facilitated by Rooster Radio's Andrew Montesi.
The panellists, Social Capital Conference (socialcapitalcity.com):
Dr Jill Hicks: Jill is considered to be one of the most thought provoking, powerful and life affirming speakers, globally known as a survivor of the London terrorist Bombings on July 7, 2005. She is an author, and also founder of the Not For Profit "M.A.D for Peace", which operates nationally and internationally.
To name just a few of Jill's accolades; She carried the 2008 Olympic Torch in Canberra, was recognised with an MBE in the Queen's New Year's Honours List (2008-09) for her services to charity, was the Australian of the Year in the UK and Australian Woman of the Year in UK for 2009, received two Honorary Doctorates, and since her return to Australia in 2012, she has been recognised as South Australian, Australian of the Year 2015. She is also Chair to the Innovation component for the Committee for Adelaide.
Dave Curtis: Dave principal at Atlas Consulting. He is a trusted coach and adviser across the business, NGO and social enterprise spheres, with over 20 years experience and a range of senior management roles in business development, operations and strategy. He's was formerly Director of Business Development & Innovation at World Vision and a strategic advisor for Small Giants, one of Australia's pioneer social impact firms.
Carolyn Curtis: Carolyn is CEO of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI).Carolyn started her career as a social worker, supporting families at risk of having their children removed into state care, and removing children at risk of harm. For over a decade Carolyn worked in a range of positions for the public sector including operations, policy and senior management.
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