Our commitment to reconciliation
Women & Leadership Australia forms part of global education company, Navitas, which is headquartered in Perth, Western Australia. In July 2022 Navitas proudly launched its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). The Navitas ‘Reflect’ RAP identifies practical plans for action and tangible ways we will build mutually beneficial relationships with First Nations stakeholders, and demonstrate respect for First Nations cultures, histories, knowledge and rights. It also lays a foundation for us to explore meaningful ways to increase access to education and improve employment outcomes for First Nations peoples, and to increase supplier diversity to support improved economic and social outcomes.
As an organisation, Women & Leadership Australia is proud to work and engage with First Nations women through a number of initiatives. We offer full attendance grants for First Nations women to attend the Australian Women’s Leadership Symposiums, and we were delighted to facilitate the 2019 Indigenous Women’s Leadership Symposium, led by Indigenous Engagement Advisor, Kat Henaway.The leadership of First Nations women in Australia is important to us, and we seek opportunities to highlight the achievements of exceptional First Nations Women leaders through the Australian Awards for Excellence in Women’s Leadership. You can see the full list of recipients here.We look forward to continuing and expanding our work with First Nations people in a more formal capacity.
You can read the
Navitas RAP here
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this document includes reference to a First Nations colleague who has passed and may also contain images or names of other deceased persons.
About the artist, Marcia McGuire
Marcia McGuire is a Whadjuk, Ballardong and Yamatji Aboriginal woman from Perth Western Australia. Since she was a young girl, Marcia has felt a strong connection to art; she loved to draw and paint, never missed art classes and always achieved top results in art at school. Inspired by her ancestors’ traditional art, dreamtime stories and culture, Marcia loves to create and design art that incorporates traditional customs and designs into everyday living, so that First Nations culture continues to be represented and celebrated in modern culture.As an artist, Marcia is always looking for ways to bring her people’s culture into everyday living. “It’s no lie to say I live, breathe and dream of art in everything I do.”In 2021, Marcia was engaged by one of our Navitas colleges – SAE Creative Media Institute – to produce a mural for the Perth campus, which was unveiled as part of National Reconciliation Week celebrations. The beautiful artwork acknowledges the traditional Whadjuk women who gave birth on the land where the campus is built.In 2022, Marcia was engaged by Navitas to produce this artwork for its inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan.