ygap Pacific Islands Regional Director
From New Caledonia, Audrey is passionate about creating the right conditions for entrepreneurs across the Pacific Islands to reach their full potential. Her work focuses on building innovative, sustainable, scalable and just solutions to society’s big problems. Audrey has supported over 200 early-stage ventures across Australasia and co-founded Malaika made (now Humanisms), a social enterprise that aims to provide dignified, safe and living wage work for marginalised communities. Audrey is yher's Regional Director for the Pacific Islands and heads ygap.co, ygap's consulting arm.
Director of YHER & Global Acceleration Team
Kaitlin is a Co-Founder of ygap, Program Director for yher and manages the Global Acceleration Team. Her nine years of international development experience began with her leading a school for street-children in a Tanzanian slum and managing an HIV orphanage in a Kenyan village, before launching and growing the ygap model across Africa and the Asia Pacific. She has accelerated hundreds of impact entrepreneurs and overseen programs that have changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people living in poverty. Having led and contributed to various female entrepreneurship initiatives, she is extremely passionate about supporting and championing the next generation of female entrepreneurs and leaders.
yher Pacific Islands Program Manager
With ancestral roots planted in Fiji, Talei has spent two decades managing multifaceted creative projects across New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands. Her immersion in the region’s social enterprise ecosystem began twelve years ago when she established a community-led textiles label and then managed the first Pacific Islands presence at Australia’s Fairtrade Fortnight. Certified friend-maker, expert in tangled curls and yher's Pacific Islands Program Manager.