Emily is CEO and co-founder of Hamlet, a not-for-profit social enterprise that aims to tackle the issue of unemployment in Tasmania. Hamlet's mission is to empower people to live meaningful lives in their community. Hamlet provides on-the-job work experience and training opportunities to people facing significant barriers to employment. Hamlet has developed hands-on training programs for people seeking to gain experience in hospitality. More than 200 participants have completed over 11,000 hours of work experience and one third of participants have subsequently found paid employment. Hamlet is built on a foundation of community, a safe place where people can grow, learn and refine skills and empower themselves into the next chapter of their lives.
Emily works untiringly in fundraising, community outreach, program and training development, communications and marketing all while managing the café operations. She fosters self-confidence and hope in people who previously felt that their options were limited.