Indigenous Business Month is happening this October.
We are delighted to bring you two opportunities to celebrate this year’s theme: Indigenous business voices and stories that invigorate, build and maintain, keeping the sector strong.
Deadly Networking: Boorda Koorda
Join us on Wednesday 14 October at the Wirra Hub for an evening of networking, refreshments and live music. You’ll meet boorda koorda (future friends) and gain an insight into the journeys of Curtin graduates and Indigenous business leaders, Kim Collard and Amanda Healy.
Kim Collard is a Balladong/Wilmen man of the Noongar Nation. Kim has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Aboriginal Management and Development, and a Master in Health Economics from Curtin. Kim is the founder and CEO of Kulbardi, Australia’s largest Indigenous office products supplier. He is the co-founder and chairperson of Kooya Australia Fleet Solutions, the country’s only Indigenous fleet management company. He is the chairman of the Bibbulmun Fund, a community investment fund that builds capability and capacity around enterprise, innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship in Indigenous Communities across Australia.
Amanda Healy is from the Wonnarua nation – traditional owners of the Hunter Valley in NSW. She has a Graduate Certificate in Small Business Growth Management, and a Master of Business Administration from Curtin. Amanda is the founder and managing director of Kirrikin, a social enterprise that produces luxury clothing and accessories using contemporary Aboriginal artists. Amanda is the co-founder and CEO of Warrikal, an Indigenous majority owned mechanical services company providing innovative engineering solutions across the mining, marine and resource sectors. In February 2020, Amanda was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Commerce by Curtin for dedicating her life to improving employment opportunities for Indigenous peoples.
Deadly Business Conference: Boorda Bidi
Curtin’s Faculty of Business and Law and the Wirrpanda Foundation are organising a half-day Indigenous business conference for late October. To register your interest, email Megan le Clus, Manager, External Relations, Faculty of Business and Law at email@example.com.