Bachelor of Arts
“Working with Storm and literally hundreds of teenage girls every year is a continuous revelation to me! Whether we are in outback Queensland, the far North, regional or city schools, we see amazing young girls embracing the positive messages of our workshops, within the course of a single day. My faith in the next generation of women is reaffirmed every time we have the privilege of sharing our program. With two girls of my own, I’m acutely aware of the pressures teenagers face. I love the positive and practical ways I am able to assist girls to increase their inner strength and self confidence.”
Louise is a long term devotee of yoga and meditation, which she believes bring a unique perspective of simplicity to the complexities of daily life. With Enlighten Education she hopes to inspire young girls to seek simple joys through these ageless strategies.
Before joining Enlighten Education, Louise worked in the corporate world. As a Recruitment Consultant, she managed three offices for an international recruitment agency in Sydney. Later experience as an Account Executive in the advertising industry has given her with an inside perspective on the influence of media and popular culture. She hopes to break down stereotypes that the media reinforces, so that girls can be objective in judging the value of the images they are confronted with every day.
Motherhood as seen Louise return to her first love, dance. Over the past 20 years, she has taught various forms of dance and movement. Her current focus is with young children, although her range has included ballet, jazz, tap and African dance. She has choreographed or workshopped for school and community dance programs.
Diploma in the Arts (Technical Theatre), Queensland University of Technology
“I feel so privileged to be part of an organization that is empowering wonderful young women to feel comfortable with themselves, their appearance, their differences, their aspirations, and to celebrate them and those of every girl. I am passionate about the issues we talk about at Enlighten Education. I see the interest with which the girls listen. It’s wonderful to feel and see their enthusiasm, how excited they get when they see things in a different way.”
Suzanne’s background is in professional theatre in costuming, stage management, lighting, and make up. She also works in stage management for high profile professional sporting events as part of the production crew team. The work combines her love of sports and entertainment and involves thinking on your feet in front of a live audience, which she finds very exhilarating.
In her spare time, Suzanne enjoys keeping fit. She loves talking with the girls about the portrayal of women in sport and how their bodies are resilient and powerful and so much more than an object to be looked at. Through her work at Enlighten, Suzanne encourages the girls to appreciate that they are strong and healthy and that when they feel healthy, they will love their bodies more. She believes that when we can enjoy a fast walk up a flight of stairs or a jog around the block, we will be more thankful for our bodies, finding fewer faults and seeing more strengths.
We are so proud to have Suzanne as part of our dynamic team.