Caitlin Figueiredo

Youth and gender equality advocate Caitlin Figueiredo is a passionate driver of social change.

Caitlin is committed to creating inclusive opportunities for young women and youth around the world. She is the winner of the 2016 Young Leader Category in the Australian Financial Review Westpac Australia's 100 Most Influential Women Awards - the youngest person in history to be included on this list.

Earlier in 2016, First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, invited Caitlin to attend the State of Women summit on gender equality in Washington DC where she was a named Global Changemaker for Gender Equality and a global influencer to an online platform of 18.5 million women from 196 countries.

“Not everyone knows that I'm a survivor of childhood domestic violence. My experience with violence caused ongoing problems throughout my life.

“It is something which I am only starting to open up about now. But instead of letting my past destroy me, I used it to fuel my passion to serve others.

“I hope to use my story to inspire other Australian children going through violence, bullying and inequality to know it gets better and to spread the Foundation’s incredible work.” 

You may also be interested in

  • International Patron, HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

    Crown Princess Mary is a great supporter of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation and has spoken at various events on our behalf.

    Read More >
  • Founding Patron, Walter Mikac AM

    Walter Mikac, Phil West and a small group of volunteers, worked hard to set up the Foundation in 1997. Today, Walter is the Founding Patron of the Foundation and a professional speaker.

    Read More >
  • Melissa Doyle

    Melissa became an official Ambassador for the Alannah & Madeline Foundation in April 2014. She has been a huge advocate for the Foundation’s work.

    Read More >

Donate Today

Your donation can help keep a child safe from violence...

Read More >

Buddy Bags

A Buddy Bag offers more than just material aid, it is one of the vital first steps to recovery. These everyday items help restore a sense of safety and security to children when they need it most.

Read More >

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter below or visit our media centre for media information including media releases, spokespeople, publications and contacts.