Jan Owen

CEO, Foundation for Young Australians

Jan is a highly regarded social entrepreneur, innovator, commentator and author who has spent the past 25 years growing the youth, social enterprise and innovation sectors. In 2012 she was named Australia’s inaugural Australian Financial Review and Westpac Woman of Influence. Jan has been awarded honorary degrees (honoris causa) from the University of Sydney (DLitt) and Murdoch University, Western Australia (DUniv); and was awarded  membership to the Order of Australia in 2000. She is the author of Every Childhood Lasts a Lifetime (1996) and The Future Chasers (2014). Jan is currently the CEO of the Foundation for Young Australians; was previously Executive Director of Social Ventures Australia; and Founder and CEO of the CREATE Foundation.


EEC 2018 TALK: Future of Work

Beneath the seemingly benign surface of Australia’s labour market, there is a quiet revolution occurring in the way we work. Across the globe, massive changes in technology, demographics and globalisation are driving an unprecedented transformation.

This changing work landscape and the resulting complex career pathways present many challenges for young people.

Join FYA CEO, Jan Owen to develop a deeper understanding about the changing landscape of work, what it means for young Australians and how we can empower our workforce to succeed in the New Work Order.