Anne-Marie Elias 2017 Women’s Agenda Leadership Award Winner
Anne-Marie Elias Agenda Setter of the year 2017

The winners of the 2017 Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards were announced at a lunch on Friday October 5, 2017, in front of more than 350 people in Sydney.

Anne-Marie Elias was awarded “Agenda Setter Of The Year” for her unique contribution to connecting communities, business, academia and the Government in Australia and abroad to empower disadvantaged communities, especially focussing on refugees, homelessness, disability and poverty.

Judges comments:“Anne-Marie is the ultimate disruptor who won’t accept no for an answer. She is a forward-thinking, solution-focused and dynamic leader, who is passionate and purposeful about creating social change. She is the type of woman who will make Australia a better place.”


Key note speaker at a number of conferences and events.

  • Independent Schools Association STEM conference – Sparking Innovation
  • Raine & Horne – Igniting Change
  • Insurance Australia Group – Sharing Economy Panel
  • AICC – What we can learn from the Israeli Innovation Ecosystem
  • AICC – Digital Disruption IQPC – Digital Disruption in Government
  • Investing for Good – Journey to Social Innovation
  • Personal Injury Education Foundation – Awards
  • Co-Design Hackathons
    Co-design hackathons are a human centred approach to innovation. The end user pitches their problem and teams form around them to co-design solutions. This method is used with TechFugees Australia and Chronic Pain Hackathon.
  • Dive Event France


  • Workshop facilitation using design innovation methods.
  • Office of Small Business
  • Fair Work Ombudsman
  • Partners in Recovery
  • Family and Community Services
  • Aboriginal Housing Office
  • ACHIA NSW Sector Visioning