Masterclasses

Indigenous Women in Governance

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Indigenous Women in Governance Masterclass 2017
  • Date & Time

    Thu 30 Nov 2017
    8.30am - 4.00pm AST
  • Location

    Lendlease, Lvl 14, Tower 3 International Towers
    300 Barangaroo Ave
    Sydney, NSW 2000
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Featuring Indigenous women experienced in governance and leadership, this one day Masterclass focuses on effective strategies for promoting gender equality and cultural diversity.

Masterclass Schedule

  • Presentations from keynote speakers
  • Panel discussions with a range of Indigenous female CEO’s of community organisations
  • Practical workshop on gender strategies in governance

Keynote Speakers

Michelle Deshong

Michelle Deshong, CEO of the Australian Indigenous Governance Institute

Michelle 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.
Jackie Huggins

Dr Jackie Huggins AM, Co-Chair of National Congress of Australia’s First People

Dr Jackie Huggins 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.
June Oscar

June Oscar AO, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner

June 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).

Testimonials

You have to provide the opportunity for women to get to the table. Once we are there, we will show you we are equal
Michelle Deshong

Michelle Deshong

You have to provide the opportunity for women to get to the table. Once we are there, we will show you we are equal

Michelle Deshong

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