Top innovators and changemakers of 2019 to be celebrated in Impact 25 Awards

Top innovators and changemakers of 2019 to be celebrated in Impact 25 Awards

by Freya Lucas

February 05, 2020

Voting has now opened for ProBono Australia’s Impact 25 Awards, with a shortlist of 150 individuals chosen from over 400 nominations, recognised for their work in achieving positive change in their communities. 


Leaders from a number of child-focused organisations, such as Kids First Australia, United Way SA, the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY), Opportunity Child, and Save the Children Australia feature on the nominations list. 


In an article shared on the Pro Bono Australia website, Pro Bono Australia Founder and CEO Karen Mahlab AM said it had been “inspiring to see so many names put forward”, noting the exceptional calibre of this year’s nominees.


Ms Mahlab said many of the nominees were put forward on the basis of the “important grassroots and transformative work being carried out by dedicated individuals in the community”.


Having been underway for six years, the Pro Bono Impact 25 Awards celebrate “individuals who are working to solve today’s greatest challenges through integrity, foresight, initiative and collaboration,” she continued. 


Those wishing to take part in the voting process are invited to vote for up to three people who they believe to be the most influential and impactful social sector leaders of 2019. 


From a list of 25 final award winners, a panel of judges will choose a winner in each of three categories: Innovator, Influencer, and Collaborator. Those who cast a vote will go into the draw to win a “socially conscious” prize pack, with gifts from organisations such as Among Equals, Big Little Brush, Curated with Conscience, Dumbo Feather, HoMie, Life Interwoven, and Team Timbuktu.


Voting closes on 13 February with winners announced on 19 March. Vote here or visit for more information.