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The vision behind the brand: Interview with Virginia Bruce, CEO of Hands.

In 2006, Virginia Bruce, a social entrepreneur with over 25 years experience as an international brand and business developer, was approached to turn the Hands That Shape Humanity exhibition into a global brand.

Virginia Bruce is currently the CEO of the REAL Group, a collective of businesses focused on realising the positive potential of people, business, brands and communities through the harnessing of design and creativity and for the past 7 years, she has invested significant funds and time in developing Hands That Shape Humanity into a social enterprise that crosses media, education, arts, retail and design.

Following is an interview with Virginia Bruce on the vision behind the brand, the role of creativity in developing an inspiring social enterprise, and Virginia’s personal message for humanity, inspiring ordinary people to achieve the extraordinary.

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The SEAT Project featured in MiNDFOOD

Great news: our favourite little S.E.A.T. is featured in the December 2011 issue of MiNDFOOD magazine!

Grab a copy and take a look at page 64, where Virginia and the ALNF’s Kim Kelly talk about The S.E.A.T. Project, the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) and the impact they are having on Indigenous literacy. You’ll also learn more about how the Project is allowing us to educate local kids on sustainable and ethical consumption.

“If you can’t read and write, you don’t have any opportunities,” Kelly says. “I think Australia needs to get behind change when it comes to our Indigenous kids and give them the same opportunities that kids get in the cities, and I think S.E.A.T does that.”

What do you think?

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