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Dr Sharon Zivkovic 

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Sharon is the Founder and CEO of the social enterprise Community Capacity Builders.


As an autistic social entrepreneur and systems thinker, Sharon has used her bottom-up and associative thinking skills, and her systemising capabilities, to develop and commercialise a number of social innovations. In 2016, Sharon received a Fresh Scientist Award for her innovative work in addressing wicked problems using complexity science, and in 2021 Sharon’s work in Applied Complexity (Social Entrepreneurship & Wicked Problems) was recognised on the Map of the Complexity Sciences.


Community Capacity Builders has recently established a Centre for Autistic Social Entrepreneurship. The Centre’s activities include building the capacity of disability service providers, social enterprise support organisations, and business advisors to provide services to autistic social entrepreneurs in a neurodiversity-affirming manner. Sharon’s other roles include Adjunct Research Fellow at Torrens University Australia, and a member of Emerald Publishing’s Impact Advisory Board.

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