Karen Wellington is a social innovator and systems change catalyst with a focus on human, social, workforce and community development. As the leader of the Fogarty Foundation’s CoderDojo WA program, she has led the grassroots development of over 100 computer programming clubs for families throughout Western Australia, partnering with schools, libraries and corporates such as Bankwest, Woodside, Deloitte and PwC. As a 2017 Westpac Social Change Fellow, Karen travelled abroad to investigate cross-sectoral and intergenerational approaches to lifelong learning in the 21st century. Karen is an alumni of the University of Western Australia’s Social Impact program which she completed under scholarship from the National Centre for Social Impact. For her Masters in Community Development she is currently asking the question: “how can we use technology to support the resilience of social-ecological systems?”
- connects the dots, brings new things to life and ponders the universe.
- pretty much only wears black. Easier to match outfits that way.
- is either very serious and dry or randomly whimsical.