Youth Food Movement co-founder to speak at entrepreneurial women’s series

Inspiring women: Joanna Baker, Thea Soutar and Alexandra Iljadica two years ago when they were launching a Wollongong chapter of Youth Food Movement Australia. Picture: Sylvia Liber.
Inspiring women: Joanna Baker, Thea Soutar and Alexandra Iljadica two years ago when they were launching a Wollongong chapter of Youth Food Movement Australia. Picture: Sylvia Liber.

Youth Food Movement Australia co-founder and chief executive Alexandra Iljadica is the guest at the next next Entrepreneurial Women's Series Breakfast at iAccelerate on August 24.

The address in the Breakout Space is organised by iAccelerate and the UOW Alumni Relations team to encourage and inspire a conversation within the Illawarra community about entrepreneurship and innovation. 

Since its inception in 2014, entrepreneurs have used Entrepreneurial Women's Series Breakfast events as an opportunity to find inspiration in the stories of successful women.

The breakfast meetings are also a chance to discuss challenges and share lessons learned.

In the process of starting and running a non-profit organisation seven years ago Ms Iljadica quickly came to the realisation that the health of populations, the success of economies, and the sustainability of future generations comes down to the companies and people we invest in.

The former University of Wollongong student knows how global capital, when deployed wisely, has the power to solve complex social problems while generating a return.

Youth Food Movement is Australia’s largest millennial led food non-profit runs education projects for young people.

The national volunteer-led organisation aims to build the skills, knowledge and experience young people have around food.

Which empowers them to go out into the world and create a food system they believe in.

Ms Iljadica said she enjoyed work that empowers people, particularly women.

She has performed almost every role in the organisation that has grown from a group of university students, to a national non-profit with a head office in Sydney and teams in three capital cities and two regional centres.