Justine Flynn is a visionary and the co-founder of trailblazing social enterprise Thankyou. Driven by the single belief that we can end global poverty in this lifetime, the team designed and delivered a sustainable company that give 100% of profits from their expanding range, to helping people across 17 countries. Thankyou works, it’s utterly inspiring and the statistics and anecdotes about the impact of Justine’s work on people in need, from across the world, stay with you long after your ears hear them.
- Social Enterprise of the Year - Thankyou Water was awarded Social Enterprise of the Year - by Social Traders
- Justine was a VIC Finalist for the Business Innovation Award 2014 -Telstra Business Women's Awards
- Justine was a VIC Finalist Young Business Women's Award 2014 - Telstra Business Women's Awards
- Advocate for women’s impact and stories about helping end global poverty
Justine is co-founder and Director of Brand and People at Thankyou, a social enterprise that exists to fund life-changing water, food and hygiene and sanitation projects.
Thankyou’s products are now ranged in over 4000 outlets. To date the organisation has given over $3.7 million to projects across 16 different countries, and has funded safe water access for 192,367 people, health and hygiene training for 302,814 people and 19.1 million days’ worth of short-term food aid plus funding for long term sustainable projects that have impacted 89,751 people.
Justine is passionate about establishing positive workplace cultures and driving effective marketing and communications activities to engage communities to contribute to social change. She brings great wisdom and insight to room and shares lessons learnt along Thankyou’s journey.
In October 2014, Justine was named a finalist in the Telstra Women’s Business Awards in recognition of her efforts in establishing Thankyou Group.
Justine’s hard work in establishing the company’s people and culture environment was recognized at the 2015 Food Magazine awards where Thankyou took home Employer of the Year.
Justine recently added another title to her bow, Mum! Jedediah Daniel Flynn was born on July 6th 2015 to Justine and husband Daniel, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Thankyou.
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Justine was absolutely fabulous in every way. She was incredibly inspiring and engaging. She has wisdom above her years and is very humble and genuine. Her presentation was moving and captured everyone in the audience. I had many people of all ages rave on about how fantastic she was. I would recommend her to anyone. What they do at Thankyou is amazing.
Southern Cross Care (VIC)
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