Tailor-Made Financial Services welcomes entrepreneur & philanthropist Audette Exel

Many of us are touched by people we meet in life, but never more so than when we meet those who work outside the square, changemakers , people who inspire. Such an individual is Audette Exel AO, who’s inspiration and drive in the development of Adaragroup as a “Business For Purpose” has enabled her to not just run a profitable business but be instrumental in the world of philanthropy, touching lives around the world.

It is Audette’s passion for life that has driven such an innovative and successful business model and it is this kind of passion we must all draw on to succeed in any venture, whether it be profit driven, for reasons of philanthropy or purely personal.  Through meeting changemakers such as Audette, we learn the key to any venture is Passion – if you have passion and the will to succeed, no matter what’s your measure of success, and if you can give back a little bit of that in one form or another, life becomes a much richer experience.

Audette is the Founder and Chair of the Adara Group, NSW with international offices in USA, Nepal, Uganda and Bermuda She is a philanthropic innovator and pioneer in the ‘business for purpose’ field.

In 1998 Audette Exel pioneered a global ‘business for purpose’. The Adara Group’s global development projects are run to improve the lives of people in poverty through a partnership that bridges the worlds of financial services and not-for-profits. 100% of core support costs are provided by the Adara business and other core support partners. In 2015, Adara Partners was launched introducing the innovative ideas of pro bono and skills-based giving into their financial services work.

By the end of 2015, the Adara businesses had donated more than AU $9.3 million to Adara Development projects. Since inception, the lives of more than 100,000 people living in poverty have been improved by Adara, with a reach of 50,000 people globally today.

Audette has been widely acknowledged for her achievements including: Philanthropy Australia’s 2016 Leading Philanthropist, Telstra 2012 NSW Commonwealth Bank Business Owner Award, Telstra 2012 NSW Business Woman of the Year, Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence in Australia in 2012, Economic Justice and Community Impact Award from the Young Presidents Organisation Social Enterprise Networks in 2010, and elected a Global Leader for Tomorrow by The World Economic Forum in 1995.

As a keen supporter of philanthropy both locally and abroad, Tailor Made Financial Services will be fortunate enough to welcome Audette in December as the speaker at our 2017 Christmas client event. We look forward to hearing her incredible story, the success of Adara and how it has changed the lives of 100,000 people around the world. Stay tuned for invitations and further announcements but for more information about Audette and Adaragroup.org go to www.adaragroup.org

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