Rochelle Courtenay 2018-07-10T01:02:44+00:00

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“Get yourself a vision board, believe in yourself and make it happen.”

Rochelle Courtenay


Rochelle Courtenay CEO and Founder of Share The Dignity, and self proclaimed “Crazy Pad Lady” is passionate about offering all women the opportunity to live with dignity.

  • The stories Rochelle shares are raw and heart wrenching, but her sensitivity, warmth and passion for the cause make her one of Australia’s most engaging speakers.

  • Rochelle has always stated that the charity is not about her. It’s about the people who volunteer tremendous amounts of their time to make it work.

  • Rochelle’s awards include:

    • 2018 Telstra Business Awards Social Change Maker Finalist Queensland
    • 2018 Century 21 North Lakes Humanitarian Award
    • 2018 Soroptimist International Woman of the Year
    • 2018 Forever New International Women’s Day Inspiring an Influential Women Campaign
    • 2017 Australian of the Year Queensland Nominee and Finalist
    • 2017 Telstra Business Woman of the Year Finalist
    • 2017 Ausmumpreneur “Making a Difference” Award
    • 2017 The Lilley Australia Day Awards – The Ted Tremayne Memorial Trophy
    • 2017 Brilliant Biz Mums “Best Community Minded Mum”
    • 2017 One of Australia’s Top 10 Women Entrepreneurs as Nominated for Entrepreneur Australia
    • 2016 Cosmopolitan Magazine “Humanitarian of the Year”
    • 2016 Telstra Queensland For Purpose and Social Enterprise Award Finalist

Discover more about Rochelle – An Accidental Social Entrepreneur


Three years ago, when Rochelle read an article in Mama Mia about the shame and embarrassment homeless women face during their periods, she had no idea it would be the first step in a journey that led to the creation of Share the Dignity. A journey that would make a fundamental change in both her life and the lives of many Australian women who live in #period poverty.

Share the Dignity started as a small, local collection of pads and tampons donated to a shelter in Rochelle’s neighbourhood. In just three short years it has grown into a national charity that works tirelessly to provide sanitary items to women, from all areas of life, who cannot afford them. And, through Rochelle, speaks loudly and passionately about this serious social issue and the many ways that Share the Dignity and all those involved work to bring dignity and some happiness to women in need.

The stories Rochelle shares are raw and heart wrenching, but her sensitivity, warmth and passion for the cause make her one of Australia’s most engaging speakers. Her humble, no nonsense approach to finding solutions for some of the most confronting issues in our society leave her audience inspired and motivated to make change.

She is one of the new breed of Social Entrepreneurs, who demonstrate that anyone can be part of the solution and that a little compassion goes a very long way.

When Rochelle isn’t on ‘Pad Lady’ duty she runs her own personal training business, plays competitive netball and spending time with her favourite people – her fiancée and two daughters.

Rochelle can tailor her speech to the audience and the occasion.


Discover what other’s say about Rochelle

“Simply inspirational!”

Event Manager, Women’s Network Australia Red Carpet Event

“Such passion, what an amazing journey. Thank you Rochelle!”

Managing Director, Wotton + Kearney International Women’s Day Lunch
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