Join AWNY on an Inspiring Journey with Audette Exel of the ISIS Foundation


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In 2013, Audette was awarded an honorary Order of Australia for “service to humanity through the establishment of the ISIS Group to provide specialist care to women and children in Uganda and Nepal”.

She was recently recognized by Forbes as one of the 48 Heroes of Philanthropy in the Asia-Pacific region.



July 14, 2014, 6.30 – 9.30 pm

Macquarie Group
Level 18, 125 W 55th St,
New York NY 10019

Please check in to the security desk in the foyer with Photo ID

$14 members  $24 non-members


Click here to register and pay online.

All proceeds from the event will support the ISIS Foundation.

Who is the ISIS Group?

  • The ISIS Group is a unique organisation with two parts. They are an international development organisation focused on health and education service to some of the world’s poorest people. They have touched the lives of tens of thousands of people in need. They are also one of the earliest examples of a business for purpose, rather than profit. At inception, they set up a corporate finance business as the funding engine for the development organisation. 100% of all donor money goes to project-related costs, thanks to the business structure covering all administration costs. To date, the business has donated about A$8million to the work of the Foundation.

The ISIS Foundation specialises in three key areas of work:

  • Maternal infant child health: caring for women and children, including the most vulnerable babies
  • Trafficked children: their rescue, rehabilitation and reconnection with family of origin
  • Working with communities who live remotely – really remotely- to make sure they have access to quality health and education services to improve their lives.

The Foundation approaches these areas in three ways: through service excellence, research and knowledge sharing. The Foundation works closely with community and today they reach well over 30,000 people each annually.

Learn more about Audette’s work from this story on Bloomberg.

About Audette

Audette Exel is a founder of the ISIS Group and Chief Executive Officer of its Australian company, ISIS (Asia Pacific) Pty Limited (ISIS AP). She is also the Founder and Chair of The ISIS Foundation.

The ISIS Group was established in 1998 and consists of ISIS AP, a private placement and corporate advisory business, and The ISIS Foundation, a non-profit foundation, which provides services to people living in poverty in Nepal and Uganda. ISIS AP was established as a “for purpose” business with the principle objective of supporting the work of The ISIS Foundation. Today, The ISIS Foundation helps over 30,000 people in poverty a year.

Read Audette’s full bio here.


 Header image: Jonathan Torgovnik/Bloomberg Markets

Author: Australian Women in New York

Australian Women in New York (AWNY) sources stories and guides that will help make you win the Big Apple. We also love to profile fabulous Aussie and Kiwi women.

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