The Social Enterprise Using Innovation to Break Unemployment Cycles
Enable Founder & Managing Director Julie McKay named as Pro Bono Australia's Changemaker of the Week
McKay has more than 30 years generalist management and executive experience in manufacturing, consulting, wholesale, retail, not-for-profit, federal and state government sectors, including at Scope and Mission Australia.
She founded Enable Social Enterprises in 2013, to provide disadvantaged jobseekers with real work experience through supportive work and learning programs.
In 2014, Enable launched In The Click, an “eBay store with a difference”, which sells items online and uses all the profits to tackle social and economic disadvantage in the local community.
The organisation also launched an IT equipment recycling service last year, Enable IT Recycling, which provides work skills for local disadvantaged jobseekers while also helping to address the growing e-waste problem in Australia.
In just over a year, the enterprise has prevented almost 60 tonnes of electronic equipment from going to landfill.
Check out Pro Bono Australia's full article on Julie here.