On Wednesday 20th of September, Dress for Success Sydney held a panel discussion hosted by Prof. Larissa Behrendt, the Chair of Indigenous Research at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at UTS.
Each year, the charity organisation “Dress for Success Sydney” helps more than two-and-a-half thousand women in need, to get jobs.
The charity improves the employability of women in need, by providing, free of charge, professional clothing, a network of support and career development tools.
This past week, the body held a public panel discussion with three outstanding Indigenous leaders, talking about their life journey to a successful career.
The speakers included: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, June Oscar
Co-Chair of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples, Dr. Jackie Huggins,
And the CEO of the Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service in Victoria, Antoinette Braybrook.
These three proud indigenous women of great achievement are just as happy when out in the bush in their own country as they are in the board rooms of Sydney and corridors of power in Canberra.
But how did they get to where they are now? What were their life journeys? And what is it that has imbued all three with such determination and such a palpable sense of mission to serve their communities? These are the questions the panel delved into.
It was great to hear from these amazing, inspiring and Game Changing women. We had the opportunity to experience a very special evening filled with the stories of each phenomenally phenomenal woman on their journeys.