ACTIVIST, SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR, SPEAKER AND ADVOCATE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
Janine is an explorer of places, people and ideas. Driven by the notion of social justice and recognizing the value of harnessing change, she is an activist, social entrepreneur, designer and an academic.
Mostly, she is a woman who is unafraid to stand up and act in the face of injustice.
At her core, she understands that social justice must exist on the back of equality. She has spent a lifetime developing programs that support equality, specifically equality for women.
In 2021 Janine harnessed the energy of the women of Australia and brought into being the Women’s March4Justice a grassroots charity that was established by the women of Australia that strives to transform social attitudes and deliver equality to all women.
Janine’s commitment to social justice was garnered following the suicide of her son at age 16, when she established a registered charity that gave her a platfom to build schools aorund the globe. She sought to build a school in every country that her son had travelled to and specifically where the mothers did not have a school to send their children to. She succeeded in this mission, with the help of her family. Today these schools educate 1000’s of students daily.
She is also the spokesperson for Her Hague Story a charity that seeks changes to the Hague Convention to ensure that mothers and their child fleeing domestic violence are not forcibly repatriated back to their abuser.
Janine started her career as an academic before a segue into design, she currently holds visiting professorships at Boston University and IESEG, Paris.