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SSI Ignite volunteer reveals why working with refugees is one of the most rewarding experiences

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When Cornelia Schulze moved to Sydney from Germany four years ago, she found the transition difficult at first. With two business degrees and a 25-year career in publishing, Ms Schulz has a wide range of skills which she was keen to put to good use.

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Thriving IgniteAbility entrepreneur and business award finalist is ready to scale up business

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Carly Bishop was first introduced to IgniteAbility through Ability Links NSW, and ever since, has seen her business idea not only come to fruition from concept to start-up but was also recently recognised as an Illawarra Women in Business (IWIB) awards finalist.

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Budding business owner talks about SSI Ignite: “Every time I have a meeting with Ignite it feels like home, everyone is striving for my success.”

Former-refugee and SSI Ignite entrepreneur Ghazal Ehsan arrived in Australia as a mere fourteen-year-old. Today she is deeply immersed in starting up her own cosmetic teeth whitening business in Sydney.

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“Humanity and freedom” celebrated on Australia Day

Behrooz Gouniai and his family. at Circular Quay.This Australia Day Behrooz Gouniai and his family will be at the beach, like millions of others, celebrating what being Aussie means to them. Behrooz, 64, came to Australia as a refugee more than 30 years ago after being pushed out of Iran first, and then India.

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