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NAIDOC Week panel discussion: Celebrating Indigenous female entrepreneurs

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This year, NAIDOC Week (8-15 July 2018) will celebrate the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make - to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation, under the theme - "Because of Her, We Can!"

To mark NAIDOC Week, and in keeping with this year’s theme, the Melbourne Entrepreneurial Centre will be celebrating the achievements of women entrepreneurs from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The centre will be hosting a public lunchtime event on Monday July 9 at which a panel, including successful Indigenous business leaders, will discuss how to encourage more Indigenous women to start their own businesses. A knowledgeable moderator will lead the discussion and a Q&A with audience members afterwards.

Panellists:

Kerrynne Liddle
Board Member, Indigenous Business Australia

Lidia Thorpe
MLA for Northcote

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Moderator:

Inala Cooper
Lifelong Fellowship Lead, Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity


Event schedule:

12:00 - Arrival and registration (a light lunch will be served from 12 - 12:30)

12:30 - Panel discussion begins

13:15 - Q&A session

14:00 - Event concludes


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Studies have shown that Indigenous-owned businesses are much more likely than non-Indigenous-owned businesses to employ Indigenous workers. The ‘multiplier effect’ of this, along with other community-wide benefits, has been well-documented over the last decade, and this recognition of its benefits has sparked a rapid increase in the number of Indigenous entrepreneurs and Indigenous-managed businesses, and programs being created to support them.


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This event may be photographed, filmed or otherwise recorded for use in the University of Melbourne’s web and print publications or promotional activities. Please advise the organisers if you do not wish to be photographed, filmed or recorded.


About the Artist and the Artwork:

Dixon Patten is a proud Yorta Yorta and Gunnai man who has family bloodlines from Dhudhuroa, Gunditjmara, Wiradjuri, Yuin, Wemba Wemba, Barapa Barapa and Monaro. He has worked with the University on its Cultural Awareness Training
program and other projects. ‘The artwork represents the journey taken by the University of Melbourne, working with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, to develop the 2018 Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). The pathway depicts life’s course and the waves represent the ripple effect that the RAP’s Signature Projects will have on students, staff and the broader Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous communities. The circles in the middle are our community – the motivation for, and guiding influence on, this RAP.’
Dixon Patten, artist and designer – Bayila Creative (www.bayila.com.au)


FAQs

Is this venue wheelchair-accessible?

Yes. The event space is wheelchair-accessible and is located near an ambulant bathroom.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is limited near 333 Exhibition St, so we would encourage guests to take public transport to this event.
By train: Melbourne Central and Parliament train stations are close by.
By tram: Route 30 and the City Circle trams stop directly opposite the entrance to the event space (at Exhibition St x La Trobe St)

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Feel free to contact Rebecca Hyland, MEC Centre Coordinator, via email (hylandr@unimelb.edu.au) if you have any questions about this event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. In fact, hardcopies are discouraged, since we will have an attendee list at the door.

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