The Empowerment Challenge


Shannon Graham

Co-founder & Chairperson

With a positive can-do attitude and the belief that with a huge vision and hard work anything is possible, Shannon is excited about helping thousands of younger mums find their power within.

Michelle Polidano

Co-founder & Secretary

Becoming a mum at 16 years old was not something Michelle had planned. Michelle has lived the ups and downs of being a young mum, losing friends, being judged and facing many barriers.

Karen Brown

Co-founder & Board Member

Karen’s passion for helping others has been a constant through her life, Karen was formally recognised for her volunteering work by receiving a Community Services Award in 2015.

Donna Kennedy

Co-founder & Board member

Meeting other passionate woman has been such a gift and I know together we will be able to change the lives of thousands of people through The Empowerment Challenge.

Jade Hamilton

Board member

Jade has always had a passion for working with and supporting people on their own individual journey.

Antoinette Blair

Board Member & Treasurer

Antoinette has always enjoyed giving her time to helping others. This began by volunteering in her children’s Kindergarten and Primary School as a classroom helper and then more formal roles on the Parent & Friends Association Committee and Kindergarten Committee as a Treasurer.