Bronwyn Sheehan is founder of The Pyjama Foundation, an organisation that supports children in foster care through mentoring programs.
- About The Pyjama Foundation
Company: The Pyjama Foundation Established: September 2004
Location: Albion, Brisbane
What was your first job?
My first job was a waitress at the Taco Den while I was studying.
When you decided to start your own business, what was your big “why”?
I decided to start my own business to give children in care a voice and support our most vulnerable foster care community. I have three beautiful children of my own and wanted to give back to the community.
What have you had to give up?
I’ve had to give up time for myself. With such a full time position it’s hard to get a bit of down-time.
What’s your proudest achievement to date:
In business: Expanding The Pyjama Foundation throughout Queensland and New South Wales and being named Queensland Australian of the Year 2009.
In life: Brining up three beautiful children.
What’s the best mistake you’ve ever made?
Wearing my PJs to the shops and turning this into a national Pyjama Day trend
What would you tell your younger self to do/not to do?
Be courageous at an earlier age
How would others describe you?
Compassionate and brave.