Jan is a highly regarded social entrepreneur, innovator, influencer and author who has spent the past 25 years growing Australia’s youth, social enterprise and innovation sectors. The CEO of the Foundation for Young Australians and YLab, the global youth futures lab, Jan’s lifelong mission is to unleash the potential of young people to lead positive change in the world.
Jan’s enlightening, challenging and entertaining presentations are pragmatic as opposed to idealistic, with the aim of transforming the way society talks about and engages with young people – from treating them as a problem to be solved to recognising that young people are contributing to and driving social change.
With more than 10,000 downloads and a media reach of over 16 million, FYA’s New Work Order report series is leading the national conversation on preparing young Australians for a rapidly changing world of work.
In this 45 minute keynote, Jan Owen discusses how we can shake up our approach to education, work and life to ensure young people are ready for the future of work
As a highly regarded social entrepreneur, innovator and youth sector expert, Jan provides dynamic but practical insights, informed by FYA’s New Work Order research, about how to prepare young people for rapidly changing world of work.
While the media gets a kick out of talking about the lazy, self-entitled, selfie taking young people the fact is today’s 4.6 billion young people today are world-wise, digital natives and changemakers. And they are an untapped resource.
In this one hour keynote presentation Jan Owen reveals how we can get out of young people’s way and change the world in the process.
With over 25 years spent working with Australia’s youth, social enterprise and innovation sectors Jan offers unique insights and experience in working with young people, and practical ways to better engage young people in education, work and life.
With an entrepreneurial streak that sparked early on, Jan Owen credits a teacher with great timing who backed and invested in her. Today, Jan Owen leads FYA, driving national conversations about the future of work, the importance of innovation and why we need to back young Australians.
In this one hour keynote Jan shares her journey to becoming a leader of social change.
A personable, authentic and fun speaker, Jan is an experienced facilitator with a talent for bringing an audience together and keeping the routine parts of a conference interesting and engaging.
Compiled by the CEO of the Foundation for Young Australians, Jan Owen AM, the Future Chasers is a collection of stories from young Australians of courage, imagination and will.Find out more