Sasha LawrenceSasha Lawrence is the Young Achiever Award recipient of 2021. He is currently Associate Director (Deals – Value Creation, People in Deals) and National Co-Chair (Symmetry@PwC – PwC’s gender diversity network) at PwC Australia. During his College years from 2002 to 2007, Sasha was a member of the Student Representative Council, a University of Melbourne Kwong Lee Dow Scholar and College Vice-Captain. Sasha was the youngest CEO to have been appointed at the Reach Foundation, where he facilitated self-development workshops for over 30,000 young Australians. At just 20 years of age, Sasha was instrumental in establishing the Reach Foundation’s base in NSW.
From 2016-2018, Sasha was a Manager at PwC, delivering quality assurance, tax and advisory services and working on international projects in Madrid, Shanghai and Toronto. Sasha represented Australia on PwC’s Global Millennial Representative Forum.
After graduating from Salesian, Sasha travelled to Mali in West Africa with The Mali Initiative, an organisation established to empower the people of Mali. At The Mali Initiative, Sasha volunteered to build schools, health care centres and a women’s micro finance program. He held various board positions and hosted fundraising corporate breakfasts and immersion experiences.
From 2017-2018, Sasha volunteered with Gift Box Organic, a social enterprise that focuses on providing homeless women with access to organic sanitary products.
Sasha completed a trek through Central Australia’s Larapinta Trail in support of Indigenous youth, and was a finalist in Project Future’s Stella Fella Awards, recognised for his work in the community to champion women’s rights.
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