Alicia Curtis

You can be a philanthropist too!

TEDxPerth 2017
November 2017

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You can be a philanthropist too! | Alicia Curtis | TEDxPerth

Philanthropy isn’t just for the super-rich. Alicia Curtis explains how regular people can pool their enthusiasm and charitable giving to make a real difference. In less than four years over $400,000 has helped women and girls all over the world, proving that when people come together, wonderful things can happen.

Alicia Curtis
Philanthropic Leader

Alicia established her business Alyceum as a 19-year-old and, 15 years on, is well known for her ability to design and facilitate award-winning leadership and board diversity programs, conferences and social change campaigns. She has a Masters in Business Leadership and is the co-author of the book Difference Makers A Leader’s Guide to Championing Diversity on Boards.

She has been recognised nationally in the 2014 Westpac & Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence List, in the 2017 Westpac 200 Businesses of Tomorrow list and internationally with the BPW International Power to Make a Difference award.

In her latest volunteering efforts, Alicia is the co-founder and inaugural Board Chair of 100 Women, a giving circle which inspires everyday people to become philanthropists through collective giving. 100 Women has raised nearly $370,000 in the last three-and-a-half years and has awarded grants to nine organisations that support women and girls globally.