Partnering with The Hunger Project

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Karen’s work with The Hunger Project Australia

Karen has been an integral member of The Hunger Project Australia community for over the past 7 years.

She invests financially in The Hunger Project’s work as a ‘Global Investor’, and also invests her time and expertise as a member of the NSW Advisory Board and a facilitator on leadership immersion programs.

As an Advisory Board member, Karen contributes to the strategic thinking, planning and decision-making by the CEO and Senior Leadership Team of The Hunger Project Australia. She also leverages her connections to grow The Hunger Project’s reach in Australia and overseas.

Karen was the person who originally brought together CBA and The Hunger Project Australia to create the corporate leadership immersion program. Since then, Karen has facilitated immersion programs for The Hunger Project Australia in India and Africa, for corporate groups and individuals to explore their own leadership potential through the lens of The Hunger Project’s work with people living in hunger and poverty.

About The Hunger Project
The Hunger Project’s goal is to end world hunger by 2030. Our approach is different – we see people living in hunger as the solution, not the problem. We shift the mindsets of women and men so they transform into leaders for the sustainable end of hunger. Then, through our programs such as education, microfinance, agriculture and health, we empower people with the skills, knowledge and resources they need to break the poverty cycle themselves.


We engaged Karen to facilitate our Business Chicks x The Hunger Project Leadership Immersion to Senegal. I specifically wanted Karen for this program as she is extremely skilled in building connection and rapport amongst a group very fast through her unique blend of warmth, humour, heart and head connection. No one cares more deeply than Karen and she is so invested in getting an outcome for everyone. She also commits to everything she does in a very meaningful way, so her engagement goes on long after the experience has ended. I have asked Karen to continue as facilitator on this program as I believe she is best in class at what she does and we feel very privileged to be able to have her involved.

Olivia Ruello
CEO, Business Chicks

We’ve been working with Karen James in varying capacities for a number of years now. We highly value her expertise as a facilitator, emcee and thought leader. Karen is the consummate professional, always committed to giving her all and being of service, and we’re indebted to have her in our orbit.

Emma Isaacs
Founder & Global CEO, Business Chicks