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We had:

Julie Okely, a proud Kamilaroi woman and mum of two talking about Five First Nations Aboriginal startup businesswomen to pitch to Australia’s top CEOs. The online event will see 30 startup businesswomen, five of whom are First Nation Sisters, nervously face a panel of high profile CEOs, founders, and senior executives, in a bid to gain growth opportunities and expert guidance for their businesses. Global Sisters CEO, Mandy Richards, says it offers a rare and valuable opportunity for the participating CEOs and leaders, and the entrepreneurial Sisters participating, to connect. After a 30-year career in hairdressing and salon ownership, Julie launched Dilkara Hair and then Dilkara Australia products that include Hair, Skin, and Hygiene products.

Richard Weston, who has recently been appointed the first Deputy Children’s Guardian for Aboriginal Children and Young People in NSW at the NSW Government Office of the Children’s Guardian, talking about NSW Government failing to keep First Nations kids with family. Two-years after a landmark independent review into the New South Wales child protection system, the rates of First Nations child being removed has increased. Last week Budget estimates revealed that currently First Nations children in NSW are 11 times more likely to be in out-of-home care than non-Indigenous children.

Yvette Roe, Professor of Indigenous Health and Researcher at Charles Darwin University, talking about Re-designing maternity services at Galiwin’ku with Yolŋu knowledge. Researchers at Charles Darwin University (CDU) are set to redesign maternity services to use Yolŋu knowledge and non-Yolŋu knowledge at Galiwin’ku, Elcho Island in Arnhem Land. New funding of about $1.5 million from the Federal Government’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnership Project scheme will ensure that on-country maternity services reach communities where the premature birth rate is three times the national average.

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