Dannielle Miller is the co-founder and CEO of Enlighten Education ( www.enlighteneducation.com), Australia’s leading provider of in-school workshops for teen girls on body image, self-esteem and empowerment. Enlighten was founded in 2003 and works with more than 20,000 girls each year across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia. Believing that boys need and deserve support too, Dannielle recently launched Goodfellas, which delivers in-school workshops to young men.
Dannielle began her career as a high school teacher, then took on a role to develop innovative programs for students at risk of dropping out of school. She went on to create the Lighthouse Project, which pairs at-risk students with workplace mentors to help them develop employment skills. Dannielle also developed a Higher School Certificate (HSC) course in service learning, which nurtures students’ entrepreneurial skills while involving them in meaningful community volunteer work.
In 2018, Dannielle was one of four Finalists for the NSW Premier’s Award for Woman of the Year. In 2007 Dannielle was awarded the title NSW /ACT Small Business Champion Entrepreneur and received an Australian Leadership Award in 2012. Enlighten Education has been named the Australian Small Business Champion for Children’s Services (2007) and was twice a Finalist for an Australian Human Rights Commission Business Award in both 2011 and 2012.
Dannielle has written five books for parents and teen girls, including a best-selling title on raising happy, confident teen girls, The Butterfly Effect (Random House). Her work on women’s issues and adolescents regularly appears online at sites such as RendezView and Women’s Agenda. She is also a bi-weekly Opinion writer for the Saturday edition of the Daily Telegraph and writes features for News Corp’s Stellar magazine.
Choosing to give back to the community is a priority and Dannielle has shared her expertise as a foundation Board Member (Education Initiatives, PR and Fundraising) for The Sanctuary: The Hills Domestic Violence Service & Shelter, in Sydney’s Hills district. She is also an Ambassador for The Mirabel Foundation (a charity that supports children who have been removed from their homes due to illicit drug use).
She can be contacted by the media on 0412 097 977 and has her own website: www.danniellemiller.com.