In this edition of Workflow, we have Rochelle Courtenay, Founder & Managing Director of Share the Dignity, a company with the aim to provide homeless and at risk women nationally with sanitary products.
Describe what you do: I’m proud to lead a team of national volunteers who with their support and hard work have helped collect around 2.5 million sanitary products across Australia.
When I first learnt of homeless women going without basic sanitary items during their menstrual cycle, I decided the question was not, “why is no one doing anything” but rather, “what’s stopping me from doing something?”
In March 2015 I started to collect sanitary items with my local community and distributing to shelters. From this simple idea of giving dignity to women, Share the Dignity was created and has grown in to a national charity. We have over 5,000 volunteers Australia wide, and lead multiple initiatives such as our Biannual Dignity Drive and It’s in the Bag campaign.
How do you like your coffee: I like my coffee as a diet coke.
Device(s) you use: Apple iPhone and laptop.
Describe your working style in one sentence: Organised, open and collaborative.
What does your workspace look like: My desk is aesthetically pleasing (pink everything) but I like to open up and be flexible with our workspaces such as going for a walking meeting or work from home.
How does your workspace affect your creative process: My creative process is best utilised walking along the water with enough space to think. When I’m in the office, my workspace is about being surrounded by great work wives. All playing on the same team and all with the same shared goal.
Do you have a favourite playlist for work: Rochelle’s Greatest Hits.
Who would you like to nominate for the next workflow interview: Jennifer Witheriff – Share the Dignity Board Director.
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