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Annie Beaulieu

Annie Beaulieu is passionate about bringing together the right partners to make a bigger collective impact in empowering people. As a trained dietitian with an MBA focused on the food and health sectors, as well as a skier, cyclist, soccer player and coach who inspires people to achieve their best. Annie actively promotes a sustainable, healthy lifestyle and food security. Fittingly for someone born on International Women’s Day who grew up working in a family business with three brothers, she has always advocated women’s leadership and gender equality. She unites these passions by supporting organisations such as The Hunger Project. Committed to making a tangible difference in the world, Annie represents the G20 Research Group in Australia and acts as a delegate and presenter at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summits and the G20 Pre-Summit Conferences. She is also actively involved with the Committee of Economic Development of Australia (CEDA), seeking to better engage youth and young entrepreneurs in policy discussion. In 2014 Annie embarked on her own bold enterprise as the driving force behind ‘Freeedom’, an exciting new global initiative connecting social entrepreneurs, local communities, public, private and non-profit sector partners with conscious travellers to drive sustainable economic development through responsible tourism. Annie is a fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs and the UN program ‘Designing for Social Innovation and Leadership’, her vision for Freeedom has been recognised as the future of sustainable tourism by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) as a finalist for the 2015 UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Research and Technology and the World Tourism Forum Lucerne`s Start-up Innovation Award, and was subsequently asked to join their Global Advisory Board to enable the industry to better support startups in the sustainable tourism sector.