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Indigenous women in business growing confidence

11 November 2020

NATSIWA CEO Sandra Creamer

NATSIWA (National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance) aims to advocate and empower the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women in Australia. Westpac and the Davidson Institute recently launched Mob Pod, a series showcasing and sharing stories and learnings of Indigenous businesses and organisations.

On the latest instalment of Mob Pod’s, Lisa Gissing, the Training Manager for Indigenous communities within Westpac’s Davidson Institute team, spoke with Sandra Creamer (above).

Sandra is a Waanyi/Kalkadoon Indigenous woman; the CEO of NATSIWA; lawyer and Adjunct Professor in Public Health at the University of Queensland. She was also awarded a Member of the Order of Australia award in 2019 for her work with Indigenous women and peoples.

Lisa and Sandra discuss in a special podcast how Sandra has blended her advocacy for human rights for Indigenous women and peoples globally with her business and financial acumen. As the co-chair for the Global Indigenous Women's Caucus, Sandra is focused on assisting and supporting Indigenous women in their financial advancement. She shares her advice on how to become more financially confident.

The Davidson Institute provides education to help build financial confidence and focusses on First Nations People financial education.

In a further tribute to Indigenous women and NAIDOC week Westpac Wire spoke in its podcast to Dr Lou Bennett AM about her hopes for reviving Aboriginal languages and how song can make language sing.