Member Of The Month

Jo Kirk: ‘We Can All Be Change Makers, No Matter How Small The Change Might Seem.’

Introducing the co-founder of the Red Rocketship Foundation and one of Melbourne's leading philanthropists.

By Becky Hansen

Member Of The Month

Introducing the co-founder of the Red Rocketship Foundation and one of Melbourne's leading philanthropists.

By Becky Hansen

Our February Member Of The Month, Jo Kirk, is the co-founder of the Red Rocketship Foundation, a not-for-profit which is focused on supporting women’s empowerment, education and health programs. In combination with this valuable work, Jo is also a member of Women Moving Millions and has pledged to give $1 million to organisations who empower and support women by 2020.

After working with Refugees and people seeking asylum for 11 years as a nurse, Jo was frustrated with the lack of support families seeking asylum had in Melbourne. From this frustration the Asylum Seeker Kids Project was born. Since the project began in 2015, over 70 families have been involved in kid-friendly events around Melbourne that encourage independence and exploration.

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What are you reading at the moment? If you’re more of a podcaster, what are you listening to? I’m not much of a podcaster, but I love a good read and I feel like I’m always trying to read more. I’m just finishing ‘New Power’ By Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms and can’t wait to start ‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama.

What is a quote/motto you live by? For years I have a quote of Harriet Tubman on my email and it still resonates with me. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

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The future for women is…. Women recognising each other’s strengths and working together for a better future for all women. 

We can lift each other up…. By listening and respecting the diverse voices of all women and girls.

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