Deborah Somorin was homeless at 13, pregnant at 14 and a mother by 15. Deborah is now 24 and a Senior Associate at PwC, one of the largest accounting firms in the world. Deborah completed an Accounting and Finance degree in DCU in 2014. She then went on to complete a Masters in Accounting in DCU in 2015 which helped earn her a place at PwC. She recently began sharing her story to help change the stigma attached with homelessness. She has also recently founded The Hope Ireland Project. This is a project to get funding to open student accommodation for young disadvantaged parents in third level education. Deborah recently won an award from Junior Chambers Ireland. Deborah was awarded one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons in Dublin awards by JCI Dublin. This was for the category of humanitarian and/or volunteering leadership. JCI is an international network for young leaders and John F. Kennedy was a member of the Irish branch.

Deborah Somorin

Inspirational Speaker, Social Entrepreneur and Founder The Hope Project

From Homelessness to Social Entrepreneur

Building Resilience

Changemaker

Inspirational Speaker

Deborah Somorin was homeless at 13, pregnant at 14 and a mother by 15. Deborah is now 24 and a Senior Associate at PwC, one of the largest accounting firms in the world. Deborah completed an Accounting and Finance degree in DCU in 2014. She then went on to complete a Masters in Accounting in DCU in 2015 which helped earn her a place at PwC. She recently began sharing her story to help change the stigma attached with homelessness. She has also recently founded The Hope Ireland Project. This is a project to get funding to open student accommodation for young disadvantaged parents in third level education. Deborah recently won an award from Junior Chambers Ireland. Deborah was awarded one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons in Dublin awards by JCI Dublin. This was for the category of humanitarian and/or volunteering leadership. JCI is an international network for young leaders and John F. Kennedy was a member of the Irish branch.

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