When these three powerhouses heard about CARE Australia’s new Her Circle initiative, they all jumped at the chance to get involved.
To celebrate the incredible domino effect a woman can have when she leads. Whether in her home, her workplace or her community, she is a change-maker, a connector, a mentor — and when she escapes poverty, she brings four others in Her Circle with her. And that’s a powerful multiplier.
“As women, we can be the uplifters of others,” says Nyadol. “I have made it to where I am today because other people lifted my expectations and ambitions beyond what I thought I was capable of, or what I thought I deserved.”
Australian lawyer, human rights advocate and media commentator, Nyadol was born and raised in Ethiopian and Kenyan refugee camps before moving to Australia at 18.
Nyadol supports Her Circle because she believes in equality: “Whether it’s professional work, caregiving or motherhood, women are consistently undervalued and even devalued – particularly those that may face other intersecting forms of discrimination.
“I am proud to join CARE Australia as an ambassador for Her Circle and to be part of this important mission.”
“Creating a better future isn’t only about smashing the figurative glass ceiling;” says Ashleigh. “We need to lift the floor for girls and women globally.”
Described by Forbes Magazine as a “youthful visionary” when included in their ‘30 under 30’ list, Ashleigh is a dedicated advocate for women’s empowerment and gender equality.
“My overarching goal is to give a voice to those who may have been silenced more than others by society, to create a more inclusive and equitable world.
“As an advocate and activist for young female and non-binary voices in politics and public decision making, I have been working toward achieving this for nearly ten years.
“I’m honoured to work with the other ambassadors in my circle, and with CARE Australia, this International Women’s Day to amplify these efforts.”
“As someone who is constantly striving for more cultural diversity, gender equality and equal opportunities,” Allira says, “I am thrilled to be working alongside CARE Australia as part of Her Circle.”
An advocate for Indigenous and women’s rights, Allira is passionate about diverse representation.
“It’s all about opening doors and creating opportunities for everyone, regardless of their gender, culture or skin colour.
“Empowering myself, and working towards breaking down cultural and racial barriers, was my first step towards empowering others. In the same vein, if we lift one woman out of poverty, she uplifts her communities and her circle with her.
“Given the support they so rightly deserve, women all over the world have the power within themselves to make real, lasting change.”
“When I heard about Her Circle, I jumped at the opportunity to be on board.”
Nyadol, Ashleigh and Allira are calling on all Australians to bring together friends, teams and networks to support Her Circle and shine a spotlight on women – and how when she leads, everyone benefits.