Inspirational Indigenous business thought leaders
31 October 2019 at 7:30 am to 10:30 am
Are you starting or looking to grow your small business dream?
Then come along to this free networking breakfast seminar brought to you by Service NSW who make it easier for small businesses to find government information and services. Hear from local Aboriginal entrepreneurs as they share their journey, and the challenges faced when building their businesses. This is an excellent opportunity for you to create stronger networks within your local community, and be empowered to start your business off on the right foot.
We will be hosting a panel discussion led by Aboriginal Enterprise Development Officer Kirby Mills from Jobs Australia Enterprises Ltd who will be talking to local business thought leaders including the award winning founder of Buluuy Mirrii Designs, Colleen Tighe-Johnson. As a fashion designer, Colleen uses her talents to revive Gomeroi Dreaming Stories by creating pieces that share her culture. The Buluuy Mirrii label has been featured on both domestic and international runways such as Melbourne, New Zealand, Canada. She has also shown at New York Fashion Week, as well as the Cannes Film Festival and Paris Fashion Week. Last year Colleen won the NSW Emerging Creative Talent Award at the NSW Creative Achievement Awards.
We will also be hearing from Bonnie Cochrane who is the founder and creator of Teaching Indigenous Perspectives In the Australian Curriculum (TIPIAC). Utilising over 20 years of experience in the education system, Bonnie developed the online program TIPIAC to give teachers both the resources and confidence to teach Indigenous perspectives.
On the panel we’ll also be featuring Lorrayne Riggs the Managing Director of 2 Rivers Pty Ltd. With a reputation for delivering outcomes for her community, and an identified need for niche service delivery, Lorrayne went on to found 2 Rivers over 5 years ago and has since cemented their name as a leader in the sectors they works in.
After the panel discussion you will have the opportunity to network with likeminded individuals whilst accessing a range of government agencies who can help actualise your small business dreams. Government providers will include event hosts Service NSW as well as, Training Services NSW, ATO and the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business just to name a few.
Tickets are free and bookings are essential.