Founding Director:

Carolin Wenzel

Carolin’s 30+ year career in communication has always been driven by her motivation to help make the world kinder, fairer and create less harm for people and the planet. Carolin has more than ten years of experience as a senior Communications, Media and Campaign Manager with social welfare, environment and advocacy organisations. Most recently she was the campaigns and Media Manager for Early Childhood Australia, managing the organisations media profile and running the Early Learning Everyone Benefits campaign. From 2010-2015 Carolin was the Public Affairs Manager for The Benevolent Society, Australia’s longest running charity which celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2013. Carolin began her career as a broadcaster with ABC Radio in 1987 where she worked as a producer in the NSW Central West, on the fore-runner to Life Matters and on women’s and environment programs. Her ten years with Greenpeace Australia Pacific from 1999-2010 developed her knowledge of strategic campaigning to achieve real change. Carolin led and implemented communication strategies for the Oceans, Forests, Whales, Toxic, Nuclear and Genetic Engineering campaigns. From 2008-2010 she was the Communications Manager overseeing seven comms officers and communications strategy for all Greenpeace campaigns including Climate Change.

 

Co-Founder / Strategic Communications:

Linda Apps

Linda is committed to social change and clear communication, both in the running of her yoga school and her work in Communications. Clear, deep, strategic thinking and plain speaking are her specialties. 

 

A graduate of one of Australia’s first journalism degrees, Linda’s career highlights include media for Greenpeace International at International Whaling Commission meetings in Shimonoseki and Berlin and attendance at the Pacific Islands Forum for Greenpeace Australia Pacific. Linda currently manages media and strategic communications for Iyengar Yoga Australia and writes features for Australian Yoga Life magazine. As director/owner/manager/principal teacher of The Yoga Nook, an Iyengar Yoga school in Dulwich Hill (established 2002), she writes content and blogs for her website, manages social media and produces The Yoga Nook Podcast.  Linda has worked in the music industry, as well as in the corporate sector, at St George Bank in internal and external communications, and for the NRMA on their Energy Challenge. She’s also worked as an editor for The University of Sydney Union and a journalist for Fairfax Community Newspapers.

 

Digital Communications & Social Media Strategist:

Carmen Hawker

Carmen Hawker is a digital communications specialist and campaigner with a decade of experience in the non-profit and social business sectors working for gender justice and greater inclusion and diversity.

A creative, dynamic and strategic communicator, Carmen is passionate about using storytelling and digital media to mobilise people and make positive social change. She is a Co-Founder of Australian-based non-profit The Global Women’s Project and has previously worked in media and communications at international women’s human rights organisation Equality Now in New York, and in communications and marketing at maternal health non-profit Birth for Humankind. With a Master of International Relations, Carmen has coordinated global advocacy and activism campaigns for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence and helped fundraise half a million dollars for projects that promote women’s health, education and rights. Excited to bring her skills to the Comms for Change team, Carmen specialises in campaign storytelling; digital marketing, communications and content strategy; and building online communities through social media. A passionate and inclusive feminist, she loves using social media for good, football, cups of tea and big earrings, and has recently launched her own content creation business: Carmen Get It! 

Design and Photography:

Jenny Tanner

Jenny is a freelance graphic designer, based in Sydney Australia. After completing a Diploma in Graphic Design at Swinburne University, Melbourne, in 2014 she went on to work with local and overseas clients. Between 2016 and 2018 Jenny worked as an in-house graphic designer for a not-for-profit organization, the SYDA Foundation, in upstate New York.

Jenny has worked with clients from a variety of industries, including hospitality, small business owners, artists and not-for-profit organisations. She loves working with startup and local businesses, and enjoys working with individuals and teams to get to the essence of what they’re passionate about, and representing that visually.

Jenny creates a variety of elements for her clients, including digital content for social media, website elements, EDMs, presentations, GIFs and more. She also works in print media such as signage and wayfinding, packaging, brochures, posters, and fabric printing.

Jenny is proficient in Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, and enjoy hands on work, including illustration and paper-craft. As well as graphic design, she has an Advanced Diploma in Photography, from Photography Studies College in Melbourne, where she majored in art photography and won the graduation award in that area.

See Jenny’s work here.