We help break the corporate ceiling to fast track your career

We connect young individuals from non-traditional backgrounds with Australian leaders to fast track their leadership careers 

Supporting DEAKIN CREATE Career Clinics

Behind every story of "self-made" success is a group of unsung heroes who cleared obstacles and created opportunities. We all need sponsors to open doors and mentors to open minds. In our careers, there are few things that matter more than knowing people who are willing to take a chance on us.

Adam Grant, Best Selling Author of Give and Take and the Originals and Wharton School Professor

Crescent Champions Club

The Crescent Champions Club nurtures deserving refugees or those who have experienced hardship in their life by pairing them up with influential leaders that mentor and guide their journey towards career success and leadership.

Champions offer 

  • Guidance on how to go about progressing in their careers 
  • Guidance about life choices
  • Access to valuable networks and connections 

Join as a Crescent Foundation Champion and help people that have experienced hardship by mentoring and guiding their journey towards success.

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Our Champions

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Professor Bob Carr

Former Foreign Minister
Government of Australia

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Government / Politics

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Penny Bingham-Hall

Non Executive Director
Business

Industry Sector / Specialisation

Business

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Professor Prabhu Sivabalan

Assistant Dean
UTS

Industry Sector / Specialisation

Academia / University

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Heba Hammoud

Retail Executive Leader
NAB

Industry Sector / Specialisation

Banking

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Professor Talal Yassine

Managing Director
Crescent Wealth

Industry Sector / Specialisation

Asset Management / Finance

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Yousif-Odeh

Yousif Odeh

Adviser
Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet

Industry Sector / Specialisation

Government / Politics

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Amen Zoabi

Managing Director
BINAH Construction

Industry Sector / Specialisation

Construction

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Affy Bhatti

Director
Deloitte

Industry Sector / Specialisation

Business / Consulting

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Dr. Sayd Farook

Senior Partner
Dinar Standard

Industry Sector / Specialisation

Strategy Consulting

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Peter Gould

Chief Design Officer
Gould Studio

Industry Sector / Specialisation

Design

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Hanan Hammoud

General Counsel
IBM

Industry Sector / Specialisation

Law

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Miriam Silva

Chair
Premier's Council for Women

Industry Sector / Specialisation

Business Management

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Serena Stewart

Senior Advancement Manager
UTS

Industry Sector / Specialisation

Philanthrophy

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Craig Foster

Former Socceroo
SBS

Industry Sector / Specialisation

Sport

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Vanessa Liell

Executive Director
Crescent Institute

Industry Sector / Specialisation

Public Relations / Communications

LinkedIn

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Murray Hurps

Director of Entrepreneurship
UTS

Industry Sector / Specialisation

Enterpreneurship

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Samy Mansour

Partner
Clayton Utz

Industry Sector / Specialisation

Law

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Ahmad Hammoud

Head of Supply Chain
Konica Minolta

Industry Sector / Specialisation

Business Management

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Betina Szkudlarek

Associate Professor
University of Sydney

Industry Sector / Specialisation

Higher Education

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Are you a refugee or have experienced significant hardship?

The Crescent Champions Club offers exclusive access to the following privileges:

  • Matches and connects you to the right Champions who are leaders in your field of interest, who take you ‘under their wings’ to mentor and guide your career development.
  • Guides you step by step to develop your skills, brand, and understanding of the talent market to help you achieve the role you want through our support for Deakin University CREATE's highly acclaimed Graduate Career Clinics.
  • Attend events with high-profile leaders of Australian industry and society.

DISCLAIMER: Application to Crescent Champions is currently restricted to individuals who are legally entitled to live in Australia either as a citizen, permanent resident or under an asylum seeker / refugee / temporary protection visa. If you do not qualify for any of those, please refrain from applying.

Want to contribute to nurturing a leader that takes Australia and the world forward?

Enrol as a Crescent Champion today! 

DISCLAIMER: Application to be a Crescent Champion is currently restricted to individuals who have Australian experience and networks or hold Australian citizenship or permanent residency. If you do not qualify for either of those, please refrain from applying.

Crescent Foundation

Crescent Foundation invest collective networks, resources and funds to mobilise support towards projects and initiatives that have a catalysing impact. We support initiatives in our four areas of focus: Education & Refugees, Helping the Homeless, Conservation of Islamic Art & Culture, Civics, Youth and Democracy

Crescent Champions Club is an initiative of Crescent Foundation with the support of Crescent Institute and Deakin University.

Crescent Institute 

The Crescent Institute is among Australia's pre-eminent professional networking and thought leadership organisations. It establishes and nurtures connections among members as they gain insights on key issues from Australia's leading figures in a warm, but professional setting.

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