Bronwyn Bate

Trigg, Western Australia

Social entrepreneur, ethical business leader

Frustrated by the lack of support and guidance available to women and children leaving crisis accommodation, Bronwyn harnessed her small business and community sector experience to set up Mettle Gifts. This giftbox delivery social enterprise aims to provide safe, sustainable work to survivors of domestic and family violence – which is the leading cause of homelessness for women in Australia. Over the course of six-months, participants receive paid employment and training as well as the support to take the next steps towards safe housing. Mettle Gifts has had a successful first year, growing customers and community support while moving women into employment, study and safe housing.