The ageing and caring industry
is full of untapped potential.

Young professionals in aged and community care workplaces.
These individuals are achieving, succeeding, and excelling in workplaces
where the average employee age is 50+

Join our network of managers, consultants, entrepreneurs, and executives
committed to connecting, inspiring and celebrating our next generation of industry talent.

connect with emerging leaders,
network with industry CEOs and executives,
+ find new tools that will help you excel in your care career.


 looking to leap out of YOUR COMFORT ZONE?

ready to take that next step?

Join the Acorn Mentoring Program: Bringing together emerging and established leaders who are looking to develop their leadership and management skills …  Grow your leadership capacity and connect leaders who will support.
One-on-one. Every month. 

We’re not here to create followers. We’re here to inspire leaders.
— Samantha Bowen, Acorn Network Founder


Acorn Network is focused on building awareness of the need to involve young professionals and supporting intergenerational connection in our workplaces.

Young people don’t see their peers achieving and leading, universities are not promoting our industry's potential,
and aged care workplaces are not targeting young people in their training or recruitment.

We believe the need to improve age diversity continues as the workforce ages. Age diversity is known to be a key to overall business growth, improved problem solving, higher earnings, and more effective team performance.

Acorn Network is a frontline provider for these services and building a collaborative network that will work with emerging professionals, students, established leaders, leading organisations and the Australian public to build initiatives that are needed, wanted, and sustainable.

Our events, programs, and presentations are a brilliant opportunity for you and your teams to meet other driven young professionals in a youthful, fun, and leadership driven environment - no matter what profession you’re in we welcome you to join us. 

We want to support you to become the best leader and manager possible, it is the only way we can create supportive and innovative workplaces for the future.

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