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Indigenous Women in Governance Masterclass

30 Nov 2017
Barangaroo NSW

Featuring Indigenous women experienced in governance and leadership, this one day Masterclass focuses on effective strategies for promoting gender equality and cultural diversity.

Venue:   Lendlease, Level 14, Tower 3 International Towers, Barangaroo, Sydney NSW 2000

Time:   8.30am – 5pm (lunch provided)

Registration: see website link below

Masterclass program

1. Presentations from keynote speakers

2. Panel discussions with a range of Indigenous female CEO’s of community organisations 3. Practical workshop on gender strategies in governance

Keynote speakers

June Oscar AO, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner is a proud Bunuba woman from the remote town of Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia’s Kimberly region. She is a strong advocate for Indigenous Australian languages, social justice, women’s issues, and has worked tirelessly to reduce Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

Dr Jackie Huggins AM, Co-Chair of National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples is a Bidjara (central Queensland) and Birri-Gubba Juru (North

Queensland) woman from Queensland. Throughout her career spanning over four decades, Jackie has played a leading role in reconciliation, literacy, women’s issues and social justice.

Michelle Deshong, CEO of the Australian Indigenous Governance Institute is from Townsville, North Queensland and draws here connection to Kuku Yulanji nation. She has a strong background in gender equality, working within the UN, NGO and governance sectors to ensure that the voices of Indigenous women are represented at all levels.

Other details: The Australian Indigenous Governance Institute (AIGI) is an Indigenous led national centre specialising in governance knowledge and excellence. AIGI supports the economic, social and cultural aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by connecting them with world-class governance practice, research, thought leadership and educational resources.

Event Details

Date: 
30 Nov 2017
Location: 
Lendlease
Level 14, Tower 3 International Towers
Barangaroo NSW 2000

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