My life passion is helping our generation to discover their capabilities, confidence and leadership potential. As Co-founder and Chief Operations Officer of Crimson Education, I have helped turn a small start-up into a hundred-million-dollar global education company, spanning 20,000 students. In the 2015/16 admissions round, 90% of New Zealand students who gained admission to Ivy League Universities were Crimson students.
I have been active in leadership programs since I was a student at Albany Senior High School in New Zealand. I develop programs which have helped more than 450 students to build their own initiatives and now 9000 students are involved in the programs across New Zealand.
I was nominated as a finalist in the Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards for 2016 and have mentored students who have gone on to be presented with nationally-acclaimed awards such as the Future Young Scientist Award (over $50,000 NZD in award funds). In 2014-2015, my leadership program facilitated students being awarded over $12 Million of scholarships and funds to study at the most prestigious universities in the US and UK.
In 2015 I graduated from Auckland University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences specialising in Population Health. This year I have also overseen Crimson expand its offices from Auckland and Sydney to span: Melbourne, London, Mumbai, Bangkok and Singapore. The Crimson network now includes over 2,000 tutors and mentors; featuring the brightest minds around the world.