Local Start-up Founder, Mel Wojtas of Hive Village Project, has taken out the Purpose Driven Entrepreneur Award at the prestigious 2020 Altitude Awards held at a gala ball in Sydney on Saturday, November 7.
Women with Altitude founder and creator of the awards, Andrea Turner-Boys says, “This year we had a field of finalists from across NSW, ACT, VIC and TAS. These awards are an opportunity to acknowledge individuals from these regions who have made outstanding contributions as; business owners, volunteers, employees and creative thinkers, in-services, retail and community organisations.”
There were a record number of entries this year, with award recipients selected from 27 categories, chosen for their outstanding contribution over a range of genres. Mel is the visionary behind the multi-award-winning start-up Hive Village Project, determined to stop the rapidly increasing population of people experiencing homelessness (especially for older women aged over 55), housing stress, complex health issues and poverty due to Domestic and Family Abuse.
To achieve this, Mel is developing a holistic housing solution for human and animal survivors in regional Australia, where services are sparse, and the need is dire. Hive Villages will provide purpose-built, intersectional, sustainable, universally designed, permanent housing with integrated support services. Supporting survivors as they start over, in a safe and nurturing community – ‘it takes a village’.
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