The 30 faces changing the world by 2030

Crowning Our 30 Faces Winner, As Voted By You

Welcome to 30 Faces, a celebration of 30 individuals changing the world by 2030. A destination to unearth how they got here, what fuels their passion, and to educate and inspire your own journey towards a future made better

As part of our 30 Faces campaign, we recently called upon Urban List readers to nominate someone working towards a better future by 2030 for the chance to win $1,000 towards their cause.

Now, we’re thrilled to announce Hannah Diviney as our 30th Face. 

Hannah Diviney is a disability advocate, writer, media disruptor, and speaker. Diviney is also the powerhouse behind the “Create a Disney Princess With Disabilities” petition that has amassed more than 60k signatures so far. The power of Diviney's petition is twofold. A Disney princess would give people with disabilities the invaluable chance to see themselves having adventures, rich full lives and being the hero of their own stories. And secondly, it's a tool of understanding and education for non-disabled people. 


Disability Advocate Hannah Diviney On Her Debut Book And The Power Of Representation


Ayeesha Ash


Ayeesha is a proud Māori (Tūhoe, Ngāti Koura) Grenadian woman, and co-founder and Artistic Director of Black Birds Creative Arts Co, created in 2015 as a response to the lack of representation & misrepresentation of Women of Colour of the diaspora in the Australian arts industry.

Shauny Edwards


Shauny is the Founder of House of Darwin, a social enterprise clothing brand that reinvests profits into social programs in remote Indigenous communities.

Josh and Matt Design


While technically two faces, together, Matt and Josh are the the creative TikTok duo based in Melbourne with a passion for upcycling decor and educating on the circular economy.

Bianca Hunt


Bianca is a Kamilaroi, Barkindji, Ballardong and Wadjak woman and founder of AGNT BLAK, the first talent agency of its kind that is owned, operated and exclusively represents First Nations people.

Matt Whiley


Sustainability has always been at the core of Whiley's hospo and bar endeavours but most notably is RE, the world's first permanent no-waste bar.

Varsha Yajman


Varsha is a 19-year-old speaker, podcaster and advocate for climate justice and mental health awareness. Varsha is a coordinator at SAPNA South Asian Climate Solidarity Network and a paralegal at Equity Generation Lawyers, which conducts climate change litigation.

Joe Alexander

Joe is the face behind Music In Exile, a not-for-profit initiative aimed at providing a platform for musicians who tell stories of diaspora; of cultural difference and colliding worlds.

Sabina McKenna


Sabina is a curator, model, arts and culture writer, and the founder of photojournalistic cultural identity project Where Are You From?.

Ninna Larsen


After experiencing the unnecessary coffee waste in Melbourne, Ninna founded Reground, a social enterprise helping organisations and individuals create a circular economy through waste collection and waste minimisation projects.

Toby Thorpe


Toby is a passionate advocate for youth empowerment and climate action. He not only organised the first state-wide climate leaders’ conference in three Tasmanian cities, but he's also the executive director at the Climate Justice Initiative and was awarded TAS Young Australian Of The Year in 2021.

Tommy Misa


Tommy is Samoan Australian Fa’afafine actor, writer and advocate for young queer and Pacific Islanders in the arts industry.

Nikki Mann


Nikki is the CEO and founder of Everi-Body Model Management. With a mission to make a change in the fashion industry, Nikki strives for a healthy environment for everyone, both mentally and physically.

Darcy Keely


Founder of Hairy Originals, a bright, colourful and community-led fashion label and podcast, Darcy spearheads Hairy Fest, a non-profit music festival featuring local talent with 100 percent of profits going to Black Rainbow.

Jerusha Mather


Jerusha is a PhD student with cerebral palsy, and she’s on a mission to make dating more accessible and inclusive. She’s also the powerhouse behind the petition calling for dating apps to make a change, which has almost tallied up 3000 signatures.

Zoë Condliffe


A proud data activist, gender advocate and researcher, Zoë is the founder and CEO of She’s A Crowd, an app that leverages the power of storytelling to address the gender data gap.

Daya Czepanski


Daya Czepanski is a trans nonbinary actor, artist and LGBT advocate on a mission towards visibility and representation for trans youth in Australia, New Zealand and beyond.

Emma Hollingsworth


Emma is a proud Kaanju/Kuku Ya’u/Girramay woman, artist and advocate for Indigenous rights, amplifying their voices and stories to work towards a better world for future generations.

Mike Smith

Founder of Zero Co, an enterprise making planet-friendly, personal-care and home-cleaning products delivered direct to your door minus all the single-use plastic.

Michelle Law


Michelle Law is a writer of print, film, television, and theatre, and wrote the highly acclaimed play Single Asian Female.

Jordan Gogos


Jordan is a Sydney designer and founder of his namesake label, Iordanes Spyridon Gogos that celebrates community, collaboration and sustainability.

Nas Campanella


Nas Campanella is the Disability Affairs Reporter at ABC News and a passionate advocate for people with disabilities to tell their own stories.

Marjorie Tenchavez


Marjorie is the founder and director of Welcome Merchant, a social enterprise that elevates refugee and asylum-seeker entrepreneurs.

Micah Scott


Micah is the founding CEO of Minus18, a charity aiming to improve the health and wellbeing of, and provide a safe environment for, same-sex attracted and gender diverse young people in Australia.

Chanel Contos


Chanel is a sexual consent activist lobbying for and providing holistic consent and sexuality education through the Teach Us Consent movement and petition that has amassed almost 45,000 signatures.

Yasmin Poole


Yasmin Poole is an award winning speaker, writer, youth advocate, the board director of OzHarvest, Australia’s leading food rescue charity.

Sarah Sheridan and Laura Thompson


While technically two faces, together, Sarah and Laura are the face and founders of Clothing The Gaps, a certified Aboriginal social enterprise, B-corp and fashion label that unites Indigenous and non-Indigenous people through fashion and cause.

Noah Johnson


Johnson is the designer behind Tasmanian brand One of One Archive, a fashion label that crafts exclusive garments made using 100 percent upcycled, deadstock and secondhand fabrics.

Chloe Dalton


Olympic Gold Medallist, GWS Giants AFLW player and founder of The [Female] Athlete Project, celebrating the stories and achievements of incredible athletes.

Karlie Noon


Karlie is a proud Gamilaroi custodian, astronomer, astrophysicist, lecturer, PhD candidate, program manager for the Indigenous STEM Awards and advocate for women in STEM.

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