Indigenous Business Enterprise and Corporations Conference: expert calls for empowerment of indigenous women

Indigenous Business Enterprise and Corporations Conference: expert calls for empowerment of indigenous women

CANNING Vale resident and Noongar Dorinda Cox says having more indigenous women participate in the economy would be a win.

She will speak about the importance of indigenous women’s economic empowerment as part of the Indigenous Business, Enterprise and Corporations Conference.

Ms Cox is from the South West region of WA and has more than 20 years’ experience working in government and community sectors.

She said her key message would be that when indigenous women participate in the economy we all win, as they are the change agents in our families and communities.

“This isn’t possible if we don’t empower them,” she said.

“Significant challenge for us as Australian indigenous women is getting the policy brief to support us.” she said.

As part of her talk on indigenous women’s economic empowerment she will include information on framing economic development for indigenous women. Ms Cox is the managing director of the Inspire Change Consulting Group and delivers training, speeches and presentations on gender equality.

She represented Australia at the United Nations in New York in 2013 on behalf of the non-government sector and the Asia Pacific Economic |Co-operation Women and the Economy Forum in Lima, Peru in July this year on the Australian government delegation.

The conference returns to the University of Western Australia for the fourth time on December 1-2 with more than 100 speakers covering all |aspects of a vibrant Indigenous economy.

Go to the conference website www.ibecc.org.au to learn more about the conference and register.