A new Hunter based project is asking all people of the Hunter to show their support and get involved in a range of initiatives to tackle homelessness in the region. Human Power is a people driven brand, the brainchild of two Hunter business women, Being More Human Founder, Michelle Crawford and UQ Power CEO, Heidi Alexandra Pollard.

In the global market it is more important than ever for businesses to connect to their purpose. This event is designed to bring business, government, not-for-profit and the community together combining people who would never normally sit in the same room to focus on an issue that matters to all. The unique contribution of this gathering is that the event will have people from all of the following industries and more: accounting/finance, small business, insurance, human resources, mining, local councils, lawyers, property developers, schools, restaurants/cafes, training organisations, recruitment companies, construction companies, sporting groups, politics, religious groups, disabilities, aged care, mental health, homelessness, housing, public sector groups, real estate, food industry, not for profits, healthcare, heavy manufacturing, the defence force, airport, humanitarian aid organisations, allied health providers, media, marketers & designers and banks. A true representation of our Hunter business community to deal with a truly challenging community issue.

We envisage that the Hunter has never quite seen a collaboration so extensive between business, community and not-for-profits. It builds on some great work going on already in the homelessness sector. What we aim to achieve with Human Power is a “broader, more cooperative discussion, inspired by the voices of those who actually live rough every night.” And what we hope to see out of the evening are some creative, effective, business led contribution around coordination and strategy. 


Michelle Crawford


a fast thinking, deep talking, chief conversationalist who is afraid of nothing. Under a year ago Michelle decided something needed to be done and today she leads a team of five at Being More Human with the team growing by the day. Her objective is clear and her message futuristic, read more at www.beingmorehuman.com.au


Heidi Alexandra Pollard


the Chief EmPOWERment Officer for UQ Power. She is a workplace futurist and company culture architect who prepares leaders for the future world of work.

Heidi likes to use her super powers for writing and speaking about leadership, communication, uncorporate culture hacking, making workplaces work and changing the world by starting with U. www.uqpower.com.au