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Annie Crawford

Chair and Founder of Can Too Foundation Originally a social worker, working in community mental health and sexual assault, Annie moved into human resources before helping to set up a biotechnology start-up in San Francisco, California. After returning to Australia in 2003, rather than re-enter the paid workforce, Annie devoted herself to a new project that was all about “making a difference”. An accredited running coach and self-confessed “running addict” – Annie decided to combine her passion for running and fitness with raising money for a non-profit organisation. And so, the idea for Can Too was born. Five months later, in May 2005, the first Can Too program was up and running. Among her many achievements Annie has been nominated in the Australian of the Year Awards 2016. She was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2013 Queen’s Birthday Honours. She has also been nominated for several awards including Australian of the Year 2010 & 2012, Telstra Business Woman of the Year and Women of Style Awards in 2011. She won the Rotary Most Inspirational Woman and the Sydney University Alumni Award in 2011 and was voted in the 100 Women of Influence by the Financial Review in 2012. Annie entered the Business Women’s Hall of Fame and Madison Magazine’s Top 100 Inspirational Women (Philanthropy and Community) in 2013.