Founder and Executive Director, The Pyjama Foundation Bronwyn Sheehan founded The Pyjama Foundation in 2004 to make a positive impact on the lives of our community’s most vulnerable children. Starting her career as a nurse and midwife, Bronwyn was inspired to create The Pyjama Foundation after she realised the plight of children living in out-of-home care in Australia. Now in its seventeeth year, The Pyjama Foundation has trained more than 5,000 volunteer mentors and has taken out several awards for its life-changing Love of Learning Program including the 2018 Telstra Business Award for Social Change.
The Pyjama Foundation is recognised as a charity which positively contributes to the Child Safety sector, actively making a difference to the life outcomes of children in care.
Bronwyn has also won several prestigious awards including receiving the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in 2021, Telstra Business Women’s Awards in 2008, Queensland Australian of the year in 2009 and was a recipient of Westpac’s Social Change Fellowship in 2017. In 2017 Bronwyn was given the once in a lifetime opportunity to attend Harvard Business School to study Performance Measurement for Effective Management of Nonprofit Organisations.