Meet some of our alumni
Bonnie Howland, Indigo & Iris
Bonnie wants to help cure treatable blindness in the South Pacific. She’s developing an ethical beauty company, Indigo & Iris, which apportions profit from every product sold towards the Fred Hollows Foundation who do restorative eyesight surgery.
Since graduating in 2015, she’s incorporated the company, established an advisory board, started building the team, found the right manufacturer, done product and brand development, found an office, and is now preparing to launch.
Laura O’Connell Rapira, Action Station
Laura graduated from in 2014, and went on to lead Rock’Enrol – a venture that motivated thousands of young New Zealanders to enrol to vote in exchange for a ticket to a music concert.
Laura then found her dream job as the Campaigns Director for Acton Station, having played a leading role mobilising a community of 150,000 New Zealanders to engage in campaigns that affect our future. With Laura’s support, Acton Station has achieved significant growth and impact.