The Myer Foundation and Sidney Myer Fund are pleased to announce that the 2022 Kenneth Myer Innovation Fellowships have been awarded to Adam Davids, Estelle Lucas and Jamal Elsheikh.

The Kenneth Myer Innovation Fellowships support the development of breakthrough solutions to Australia’s most pressing social and environmental challenges.

The Fellows will take 12 months away from their current role to pursue projects that have the capacity to radically shift approaches to the challenges facing Australia today:

  • Adam David’s Roadmap to First Nations Equity in the Workplace will establish a set of equity standards for Indigenous people in corporate Australia.
  • Estelle Lucas’s Big Sister software and chatbot technology aims to reduce the risk of violence to vulnerable workers within the Australian sex industry.
  • Jamal Elsheikh’s Reflect Forward  will leverage sport to help address racism by empowering people to have conversations that initiate meaningful action.

    Co-Convenors of the Kenneth Myer Innovation Committee, which oversees the selection process for the annual Fellowships, Anna Spraggett and Jonno Lindsay said: “This is a program that provides recipients with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to throw their heart and mind into a project that could very well change Australia.”

    “Each year, the applicant field grows stronger and more diverse, and we are delighted that Jamal, Adam and Estelle have been awarded Fellowships in 2022. We can’t wait to see what they achieve over the coming 12 months.”

    A remarkable group of 27 Fellows have been supported by The Myer Foundation and Sidney Myer Fund since the program commenced in 2014.

    More information about the 2022 Fellows can be found on the program webpage.