A Woman with an irrepressible passion for business and life!
Some of my life's achievements
ABOUT KAY DANES
2013 Australian of the Year Award Nominee, 2012 Australian of the Year State Finalist
& Rotary Paul Harris Fellow for International Service
F. Danes Inducted into Worldwide Who’s Who
for Excellence in Humanitarian Services PRESS RELEASE 2013
Kay Danes Named a Worldwide Who's Who Professional of the Year
for Excellence in Humanitarian Services
Kay Danes' life reads like a Hollywood script. In fact it would make a
great dramatic movie. She and her husband Kerry were working as a security managers in a communist state when they were taken hostage. The couple endured torture and mock executions. Their freedom came almost a year later, through Australian Government
Since then, Kay has become one of Australia's most recognised humanitarians. She has earned the respect of many
around the world for her tireless commitment to community safety and
social justice. Her contributions to bridging communities through
understanding and empathy, is recognised by senior Government officials
in Australia and overseas. Her humanitarian efforts in Afghanistan in
particular, became an integral part of a national debate on Australia's
commitment in Afghanistan.
Kay has over 15 years security industry experience. She has
provided key consultation to numerous Government agencies,
Non-Government organisations and Defence Organisations, on a broad range
of issues. She has addressed several U.S. Congressional forums on
democracy, human rights and normalized trade relations, the US National
Press Club on torture and arbitrary detainment, and the Conference on
World Affairs as a panelist speaking on genocide, slavery, human trafficking, trial by media,
torture and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, to an audience of 91,000.
Previous panelists have included - Eleanor Roosevelt, Patch Adams and US
Vice-President Joe Biden.
Kay is a volunteer Australian liaison officer for The Childlight
Foundation for Afghan Children.
The bestselling author of these highly acclaimed books: Families Behind Bars (2008 & second edition 2011), Standing Ground (2009) and Beneath the Pale Blue Burqa (2010).
Kay's academic background Masters Degree in Human Rights (pending)
Diploma of Business
Diploma of Operations Management
Diploma of Human Resources
Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing
Diploma of English Language & Literature
Diploma of Social Work Studies
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110)
Certificate IV in Business, Education and Industry
Certificate in Conflict Analysis
Certificate in Negotiation and Conflict Management
Certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of another Language)
Kay Danes with a former US National Security Advisor Phillip Smith