Governing Girls Master Class Sydney

The skills, knowledge and opportunities that help Indigenous women to rise to the top of their field are to be revealed at a special event in Sydney today.

The Master Class for Leading Indigenous Women, organised by the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (AILC) in partnership with Ernst & Young, will provide rare insights into the achievements of leaders who have defied remarkable odds to build their careers.

The event will focus on ways to improve governance – helping emerging leaders understand how they can improve the efficiency, effectiveness and legal compliance of both community and corporate organisations.

“There are amazing lessons in leadership and perseverance to be learned from these Indigenous leaders, who have overcome not just a glass ceiling, but issues of race and social background to achieve amazing outcomes,” AILC CEO Ms Rachelle Towart said.

“This Master Class is a rare chance to share some of the secrets of successful Indigenous women with people from across the Australian community. I think we can all admire and learn from the lessons of perseverance, judgement and collaboration that they have to share.

 “Australian companies are missing out if they don’t recognise and take advantage of the skills, networks and capabilities that Indigenous women have to offer.”

The Sydney Master Class features a panel of highly successful Indigenous women including:

  • Natalie Walker - Managing Director of Inside Policy, an Indigenous Advisory Board Member for NAB and a Director of the AILC. She helped to found Supply Nation, and has held range of roles in the community sector, private sector and government.
  • Nareen Young – Diversity Advisor with Westpac and non-executive Director of Netball Australia, Indigenous Business Australia and the Institute for Cultural Diversity.
  • Robynne Quiggin  - CEO of the Indigenous Governance Institute; Board member of the Arts Law Centre of Australia and Chair of the Indigenous Reference Group for the Artists in the Black Project.

“Governance and leadership are two of the most important issues confronting not just Indigenous communities, but all of Australia. The whole nation stands to benefit as we work to build up the skills, networks and capabilities of these extraordinarily talented emerging leaders,” Ms Towart said.

For more information please call AILC CEO Ms Rachelle Towart on: 02 6251 5770 / 0431 772 377