MEDIA RELEASE: April 14 2021: Lewers Research is excited to announce that a joint entry by Samantha Liew and May Chantra has been selected as one of three finalists on Research Got Talent (Australia).
The Award, run by AMSRO and ESOMAR was launched last year to encourage young professionals to use market research and insights to support local charities and NGOs overcome pressing social issues. The winner of the Australian final will be entered into ESOMAR’s global competition, with an opportunity to present their work to an international audience at the ESOMAR Congress.
Sam and May have chosen to work with Courage to Care Vic, a Not-for Profit organisation that informs and educates the community about the dangers of prejudice, racism and discrimination through their Upstander Programs in schools. They are looking at the prospect of rolling out the Upstander Program to businesses and organisations in the wider community. The proposed project for Research Got Talent will help to inform that decision and optimise the rollout.
“Collaboration is one of the Lewers pillars, so it makes sense that Sam and I would team up for the Award and to do so for an organisation that supports a cause that’s close to home for us,” says Senior Consultant May Chantra.
“We wanted to choose a project for an organisation addressing pertinent social issues, and give them some real-life research that they could put to good use, “ says Associate Director Samantha Liew. “Regardless of whether or not we make it to the next round, Lisa Lewers, our CEO has kindly agreed for us to conduct some research pro bono for Courage to Care. So we think that is a win already.”
“I am so proud of Sam and May for making it into the final three in Australia,” says Executive Partner Phil Guarisco. “But if they put in the same effort to their submission as they do every day to the work they do for their clients, then I am not surprised. They are both stellar researchers and we have high expectations that we might need to make room in the poolroom for another award.”
The Australian award finalist will be announced on 3 May 2021.
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