Taylor Dee Hawkins

Thought Leadership on Intergenerational Equity & Future-Focused Leadership


Taylor Dee Hawkins is Managing Director of Foundations for Tomorrow, a non-partisan NFP with the mission of future-proofing Australia’s interests and advancing the consideration of the interests of future generations in government and industry decision-making.

In 2021, Foundations for Tomorrow conducted Australia’s largest consultation run by and for youth, to identify the requirements to create a more just, equitable and sustainable future.

Current Work:

Taylor also runs her own strategic consultancy and leadership development business, Future Frontiers Group. As an experienced speaker and facilitator, Taylor has designed and delivered leadership development programs for international organisations such as Ernst and Young, Google, CSIRO, Salesforce and Adidas, was recognised in Smart Company’s 30 under 30 and has been trained by former US Vice President Al Gore as a Climate Reality Leader.

Taylor also holds several leadership roles within the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community, including sitting on the Global Advisory Council for the 13,000+ community, being a member of The Davos Lab Taskforce, co-leading the Next Generation ESG pillar, and sitting on the Board of Directors for the Global Shapers Community Australia Ltd. She has also been invited as one of 50 young leaders to attend the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos in 2022.

Taylor has been recognised in Smart Company’s 30 under 30 and as a ‘Young Woman to Watch in International Affairs’, is a Foundation for Young Australians Young Social Pioneer, is part of the Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders Program, is a Non-Executive Director for High Resolves Australia and has been trained by former US Vice President Al Gore as a Climate Reality Leader.

Taylor represented DFAT’s Australian Youth for International Climate Engagement working group at COP26 in Glasgow and will also be attending Stockholm+50 to deliver the outputs of a leadership accelerator that was developed with the Office of the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales.


Talking Points
Our Present’s Future
Audacious Leadership
History Repeats Itself, What Will We Learn this Time Around?