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The Signature Event of 2021 – not to be missed!

I felt privileged to be in such incredible company. Drive, passion and purpose is a dynamite combination”. Annabelle Daniel OAM – previous ‘6-Minutes’ Event

On 2nd December you are warmly invited to experience a uniquely different NPA event. Best described as a cross between a TEDx Talk and a Pecha Kucha, ‘6 Minutes’ is a celebration of the passion and purpose that is the lifeblood of our sector.

Six extraordinary individuals will share the moments that moved them to find their purpose – using 6 powerful images, and in just 6 short minutes, to recount their individually incredible stories – followed by an opportunity for the audience to engage them all in conversation.

This is an emotional and uplifting event like no other.

To debrief after the inspiring stories, join us for drinks and delicious cocktail food to chat and mingle with Sydney’s social sector leaders at Fishburners, conveniently located on Wynyard Station, Sydney.

For those who can’t make it to Sydney, this year we are allocating free virtual attendance – as our thank you to all the inspiring leaders who have given so much to our communities, over the past two challenging years.

A glimpse of our inspiring guests and some of the moments they will share with you…


Yemi Penn, Engineer; Entrepreneur; Mindset Transformation Coach

“I unshackled my thinking..  I found leverage in the things that matter.  I chose the experience that my trauma taught me”.





Dr. Clinton Schultz, Co-founder Sobah; PhD First Nations Wellbeing

“I am a strong proud Gamilaroi man running a non-alcoholic beer company where everything is infused or brewed with our traditional foods. I can smash stereotypes and raise positive awareness of my people.”





Rosemary Kariuki, Actor, Changemaker, Story Teller, Friend, Mother, Grandmother…and 2021 Australian of the Year

“I just see the good things in people..  I beam goodness and light.  I give warmth, courage and kindness to inspire all who meet me.  I’m a game changer, giving hope to the hopeless. I’m about using laughter, positivity to transform the lives of migrant and refugee women. Life is love and that what’s makes me happy.​”





Rachel Callandar, Author, Artist, Speaker…and mother of Evie 

“I invite people back to that deeply grounded place where we remember what connects us and what the highest expression of our humanity in the world looks like.​”





Shayne Higson, Advocate and Photographic Artist

I see myself as a carer. I cared for my mother when she was dying from an aggressive brain cancer nine years ago. As a result of witnessing her traumatic death, I now care about others in a similar situation. I won’t rest until every Australian has access to legal voluntary assisted dying, if they need that choice to die with dignity.”





Doug Taylor, CEO The Smith Family, Board Director, Advisor, Social Innovation and Impact

“Purpose comes alive for me when I’m working towards something that’s bigger than me and means that I need to find common ground with others to make a difference”





Daniel Madhaven, Finance Guy, Father, Beekeeper, Soccer Coach, Story Teller

“I believe finance has a critical role to play in shaping the future of the planet and its people.  So many of our choices before us will require finance as a fuel.  What businesses get funded, what buildings get built, what innovations get capital.  We can choose wisely.”



“What a joyous way to end the year. Congratulations to all of the speakers for an excellent contribution to our Sector and the gift you have given to the professionals who work so so hard and deserve a big dose of inspiration. You delivered this in spades!” Leanne Warner

Event Details

Date: Thursday 2 December 2021
Time: 3.00pm – 7.00 pm (speakers forum plus catered networking event)
Venue: Fishburners at Wynyard. Level 2/11 York Street Sydney.
Bookings: Humanitix and Zoom

Use this link to register to attend the LIVE 6-Minutes event + Cocktail Function:

If registering for the Virtual Zoom event make sure you click here to register your attendance.

We look forward to you being inspired.. as we contemplate the year ahead.

Proudly sponsored by  Beaumont People – Placing people first.

Rachel Mason

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