Stephanie Lorenzo

In 2009 Stephanie Lorenzo ran a fundraiser to draw attention to human trafficking and slavery in Cambodia. The event raised $80,000, and she subsequently formed Project Futures – a not-for-profit that supports the survivors of human trafficking by getting young Australian professionals involved in events, peer-awareness and fundraising. In its five years of operation Project Futures has seen over 250 victims of trafficking and slavery directly supported from recovery to education and independence in Cambodia and Australia. Stephanie has a Bachelor of International Communication from Macquarie University and in 2013 and 2014 was named in Westpac’s 100 Women of Influence. Her management approach is to have Project Futures sustainably donate to a small number of groups rather than spreading small funding to many organisations. Her management goal is unlock confidence and potential in others.