TEDxPerth: collective giving help to women

Alicia Curtis will talk about collective giving at TEDx Perth.
Alicia Curtis will talk about collective giving at TEDx Perth.

ALICIA Curtis believes you do not need to be rich and famous to be a philanthropist.

The Karawara resident will be talking about the concept of collective giving when she speaks at TEDxPerth at the Perth Concert Hall on November 11.

Ms Curtis has attracted attention for her 100 Women project, which aims to gather 100 exceptional women in Perth to donate $100 per month to causes, projects and people.

“It’s a new trend called collective giving where people decide where their money can go,” she said. “We’ve donated to different causes, such as local things like the Telethon Kids Institute, Zonta House and international causes Classroom of Hope.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to speak about collective giving at TEDx Perth.”

Ms Curtis runs her own leadership company Alyceum, which is aimed at helping young leaders in the community.

“I started volunteering at a young age and I believe by giving your time then you can make change,” she said.

“After reading Half of the Sky, I was inspired to support women, to help them to access health, safety and employment.

“Most of the projects we’ve helped through 100 Women are geared towards women and girls because the UN believe there is more return on investment in helping them.”

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