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Crafting your story: The power of public relations in small business success
In the dynamic world of small business, standing out and making a lasting impact can...

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 Punkaliyarra: A Beacon of Aboriginal Matriarchal Leadership
[caption id="attachment_1617" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo Credit: Tamali Smith[/caption] In May 2023, Yindjibarndi Elder and Punkaliyarra...

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Navigating difficult relationships
The holiday season is often a very exciting time for families and friends to get...

December 1, 2023

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Calling all amazing women!
Beachtree Distilling Co. Sunshine Coast Paperbark Love Little Black Duck Fraser and Felt Deadly Wears...

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Mastering the Art of Goal Setting: A Guide for the New Year
As we step into a new year, it's the perfect time to set goals that...

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Erin Woolford
Can you tell us a bit about yourself? My name is Erin Woolford, I am...

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WIYI YANI U THANGANI SUMMIT – By Laura Rose
I stood in a room with almost 1000 blak women. All with our own journey...

July 5, 2023

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Cutch Skincare
Can you tell us a bit about yourself? My name is Stacey Wilson, I am...

June 2, 2023

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Wiyi Yani U Thangani National Summit. We are the change. 9-11 May 2023
GOOD NEWS! We are excited to announce that IBA is a sponsor and there is...

March 30, 2023

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IBA: Game of Skill Promotion – Terms and Conditions
IBA: Game of Skill Promotion – Terms and ConditionsTERMS OF ENTRYBy entering the Promotion, entrants...

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Caroline Kell’s Bio
Caroline Kell is a proud sovereign Mbarbrum women. A former Counsellor with over 5 years’...

September 1, 2022

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Introducing Kitikiti 
Kitikiti means armpit in the traditional Walmajarri language pronounced “giddy-giddy”Brodie George is the visionary, owner...

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Emma Stewart’s Bio
Emma Stewart, founder Jirribitti DreamingEmma Stewart is a proud Bidjigal & Gweagal woman with kinship...

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Blak Wattle in Partnership with SWSB

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SWSB Lunch & Learn 2022

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Kedeisha Kartinyeri
Can you tell us a bit about yourself? My name is Kedeisha Kartinyeri and I...

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Sara Moore
Can you tell us a bit about yourself? I am a mother of 2 kids...

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Delma Praljak
My name is Delma Praljak, I am a proud Gamilaraay woman born in Queanbeyan on...

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Next’s Months Virtual Lunch & Learn
On the first Thursday of every month we gather for a lunch time session to...

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Check out First Nations Foundations – Free Resources
We had the honour this month for our SWSB Lunch and Learn to hear from...

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From Canberra to Seisia: young leader gives voice and opportunity to community
Talei Elu is a proud Saibai Koedal woman from Seisia - a small Torres Strait...

June 30, 2022

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Nuwa clothing – a mother and daughter duo, Sarah and Nevaeh Joyce
Can you tell us a bit about yourself?We are a Mother and Daughter duo, Sarah...

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Check out a free- Simple Steps to Goal Setting
Simple Steps to Goal Setting

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Next Months Virtual Lunch & Learn
On the first Thursday of every month we gather for a lunch time session to...

May 25, 2022

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Prime Minister Albanese’s commitment to Uluru statement gives First Nations communities hope
Emma Richards (left), Kia Richards (middle) and Shania Richards (right) in Port Lincoln.(ABC Eyre Peninsula:...

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Indigenous sisters’ dreams come true with Myrrdah label launch, Vogue feature, and Fashion Week plans

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Rising together from river to sea: A recap of the Indigenous Fashion Projects Fashion Week runway
ON GADIGAL LAND Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP) runway brought diverse interpretations of Country to day...

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National Reconciliation Week 2022
27 MAY TO 3 JUNEThe National Reconciliation Week 2022 theme, “Be Brave. Make Change.” is...

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Girls with dreams and women with vision: shared experiences at the Strong Women Strong Business conference
Adelaide recently hosted 180 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women from across Australia, taking part...

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In a land scarred by mining, Elders weave rugs to reclaim Ngurra
Born out of being surrounded by gaping mining holes left on their Ngurra, Ngalia elders...

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SWSB Lunch & Learn: Setting goals & making change (5 May)
The Strong Women Strong Business (SWSB) network have a new monthly series called, ‘Lunch &...

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Check out Sarah Hyland’s Free – Business and Tax Planning
Business and Tax Planning 2022

April 28, 2022

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SWSB Lunch & Learn EVENT!!!
Join the Strong Women Strong Business network as we gather for a lunch time session,...

April 8, 2022

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Women’s Business: Kinya Lerrk
Kinya Lerrk meaning “women coming together” in Wemba Wemba language, We are an 100% Aboriginal...

March 29, 2022

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The inaugural SWSB lunch and learn
On Thursday 17th March 2022 via zoom the network was fortunate to hear from Denni...

March 18, 2022

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In memorial: Ningali Lawford-Wolf, a powerhouse for the mob
Please note, this article contains the name and photo of someone who has passed away....

March 12, 2022

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Children’s books bring traditional language lessons to Fitzroy Crossing youth
In the remote West Australian town of Fitzroy Crossing fishing, hunting and a connection to...

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First Nation Women photographers!
Photography is the connection between art, storytelling and portraying culture.For many, the purpose of the...

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Catch up on Black Magic Woman podcast’s!
Hosted by Mundanara Bayles, Black Magic Woman is a conversational podcast featuring First Nations guests...

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Alkina Edwards has proud matriarchal connections to Yorta Yorta, Wemba Wemba, Mutthi Mutthi and Wiradjuri...

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How This Indigenous Swimwear Brand Fuses Tradition and Sustainability
If you were to spot a Liandra Swim bikini on the beach, you’d likely be...

December 2, 2021

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Women’s Business: Tash Kaiser
My name is Tash Kaiser, I'm a proud Gomeroi Woman and owner of Wurrumay Collective....

November 24, 2021

How Indigenous fashion designers are taking control and challenging the notion of the heroic, lone genius

November 14, 2021

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INDIGENOUS BUSINESS TO SUPPORT THIS XMAS
How YOU can get behind our deadly Indigenous business Owners! This year let's support Indigenous-owned...

November 5, 2021

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Women’s Business: Mayrah Sonter
My name is Mayrah I’m the Co-founder and Director at 33 Creative, an Aboriginal Media,...

October 23, 2021

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Aged just 21, Bek Lasky is already a driving force behind Naarm’s Indigenous economic independence
Bek Lasky, a Wakaya woman who was born and raised in Geelong has worked her...

October 22, 2021

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1,000 new employment opportunities!
The Australian Government is subsidising 1,000 new employment opportunities for Community Development Program (CDP) participants...

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The need for more Indigenous women in senior leadership positions.
We found this great article where Kristy Masella discusses how we should be challenging organisations...

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Behind the Business
This week we are hearing from - Kantesha Takai - Lola Digital 1. Can you...

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Women’s Business: Mundanara Bayles
For a number of years, I had been working in education, training, and recruitment across...

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Behind the Business
This week "Behind the Business" Strong Women are Shareen Griffiths and Patricia KirkCan you tell...

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NSW Flood Tips:
Keep an eye on the NSW SES warning’s link: Through to website. Disaster Recovery Payment...

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More than 200 Indigenous women in business meet for Australian-first conference
Ella Bancroft faces a particular challenge in kickstarting her career — finding a way to...

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Women’s Business: Nova Garnier
Kaya. My name is Nova Garnier. I am a proud Zenadth Kes woman, born and...

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Women’s Business: Kat Henaway
Introducing Katja (Kat) Henaway!Kat is an Indigenous Business Advisor and Entrepreneur, with over 30 years’...

August 24, 2021

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Behind the Business
This week "Behind the Business" Strong Woman is: Rachael McPhail Can you tell us a...

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The Fifth Indigenous Business Month Celebrates Indigenous Ingenuity
This October, Indigenous Business Month will celebrate five years of showcasing the talent and depth...

August 15, 2021

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Behind the Business
This week we’re hearing from Debbie Miller Can you tell us a bit about yourself?My...

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Behind the Business
This week we’re hearing from Rosie Armstrong-LangBehind the Business explores what, where and who our...

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Refreshing your mentor options
For members who wish to re-fresh their mentor selection through the platform.Steps to re-fresh your...

July 8, 2021

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BUSINESS ESSENTIALS WORKSHOPS
IBA - Business Essential Workshops Good planning and preparation when starting a business can improve...

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Why invest in Indigenous women in entrepreneurship in remote Australia?
We like to share resources and articles with you that may be useful in your...

May 23, 2021

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Barbie-Lee Kirby could be the next CEO of Qantas. She comes from a town of 1200 people.
In 2016, Barbie-Lee Kirby was an intern at Qantas when the company’s CEO, Alan Joyce,...

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2020 Strong Women Strong Business Conference applications open today
IBA are excited to announce that applications to attend the Strong Women Strong Business 2020...

May 14, 2021

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My Dilly Bag shares culture through bush foods
As part of the partnership with Small Business Secrets, we're showcasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

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A family business designed with love
The latest feature on SBS Small Business Secrets was aired on 18 April with hardyhardy....

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YEAR LONG REGIONAL INDIGENOUS BUSINESS ROADSHOW KICKS OFF IN TOWNSVILLE!
The next generation of Townsville Indigenous start-ups, innovators, and entrepreneurs will be launched next week...

April 23, 2021

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SWSB e-Newsletter April 2021

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Women’s empowerment program seeks social enterprise support
An Aboriginal women’s program is calling on locals of NSW’s Northern Rivers region to support...

April 22, 2021

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The importance of grounding yourself daily…
For many of us, it may seem that our lives have increased pace and the...

April 20, 2021

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Deadly Denim kick off SBS episodes
In partnership with SBS, IBA is proud to showcase a series of segments with strong...

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Women’s Business: Sarah Hyland

April 7, 2021

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QLD Flood Tips:
Keep an eye Queensland Weather and Warnings: Through to website. (You can download the App...

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Funding for female founders of startup businesses to scale their startups into domestic and global markets….
The Boosting Female Founders Initiative - Round 2 helps female entrepreneurs overcome the disadvantages faced...

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SWSB e-Newsletter March 2021

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Five Inspirational First Nations Women To Celebrate On International Women’s Day 2021
There were some great articles for International Women's Day, we thought this article was worth...

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Women’s Business: Leah Cameron
Palawa woman Leah Cameron shares her business beginnings with us and her insights on backing...

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Commissioner’s introduction to the community guide
In October 2020, the Australian Human Rights Commission, released the report Wiyi Yani U Thangani...

February 26, 2021

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Behind the Business
This week we are hearing from - Julie Okely, Dilkara Australia Can you tell us...

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Applications are now open!
Applications are now open for the West Kimberley Aboriginal Leaders and Women in Business Conference...

February 23, 2021

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Mundine Means Business
Strong Women Strong Business was delighted to be featured on Mundine Means Business, on 21...

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South East Queensland Indigenous Chamber of Commerce
South East Queensland Champers of Commerce are hosting the inaugural Queensland Indigenous Business Expo &...

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A worthwhile week away from Paradise
Corey tagged me in a post on Facebook. He often tags me in videos or...

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Behind the Business
We are excited to bring back our “Behind the Business” features in 2021! “Behind the...

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Women’s Business: Yolanda Finette
Te, bundola nginak ngatha Yolanda. In my Yorta Yorta language, this means hello how are...

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Calling out bias on race biggest hurdle for business
A high-profile Indigenous company director says overcoming unconscious bias is the biggest challenge that lies...

February 2, 2021

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Bespoke weaving business takes off during pandemic
Embodying culture and creativity, Ngumpie Weaving’s Tegan Murdock is creating beautifully woven jewellery and keepsakes,...

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Amber’s food Wraps
Organic beeswax, sustainable practice, and connection to land and country – Amber's Food Wraps brings...

May 28, 2020

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National Reconciliation Week 2020
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared...

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Celebrating IBA’s 30th Anniversary and sharing a cool story
"There's not many people who do what we do, in fact, we're the only Indigenous...

May 20, 2020

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Indigenous Business Australia – 2020 women in business survey
Indigenous Business Australia – 2020 women in business survey Indigenous Business Australia (www.iba.gov.au) was created...

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WA Government’s Aboriginal procurement exceeding expectations
Government’s Aboriginal procurement exceeding expectations McGowan Government on track to exceed its mandated target by...

May 8, 2020

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COVID-19 Information Videos
COVID-19 Information Videos IBA have partnered with Terri Janke & Co and 33 Creative to...

March 28, 2020

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IMAGI-NATION TV from AIME Mentoring launches
What an absolutely awesome idea! IMAGI-NATION TV from AIME Mentoring launches on Monday March 23rd...

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COVID-19 Support
As Australia moves to respond to the emerging global COVID-19 crisis, IBA wants to assure...

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Horses Helping to Heal Trauma
In partnership with SBS, IBA is proud to showcase a series of segments with strong...

January 14, 2020

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First Nations fashion encapsulated at Melbourne Fashion Week
As Melbourne Fashion Week wraps up, the city’s Indigenous fashion scene is on full display...

September 16, 2019

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Indigenous Business Month Announces Three Awards
For the first time Indigenous Business Month (IBM) will introduce three Awards to recognise the...

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Supply Nation and Business Council of Australia raise the bar for Indigenous Businesses
The Business Council of Australia has cemented its commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...

August 15, 2019

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Indigenous Business Australia Announces Second Conference to Grow Women’s Businesses
Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) has officially confirmed the second Strong Women Strong Business conference for...

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How Indigenous fashion designers are taking control and challenging the notion of the heroic, lone genius
Indigenous Australians have influenced modern Australian dress since first contact. From possum skin cloaks and...

August 13, 2019

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Indigenous Business Month Announces 2019 Theme
5th year of Indigenous Business Month celebrates ‘Indigenous Ingenuity Ingenuity is at the heart of...

July 14, 2019

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Digging their way to success
It’s Indigenous Business Month, celebrating the diverse range of Indigenous businesses that are excelling and...

October 29, 2018

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More Indigenous women celebrated at NAIDOC Week, leading the way in gender equity on boards
Dancers at the NAIDOC Women's Conference in Sydney. (Supplied: Syrenne Anu) Hundreds of Aboriginal and...

July 17, 2018

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Celebrating NAIDOC week with new initiatives for Indigenous women in business
Media release Launch of a new digital mentoring platform focused on helping Indigenous women in...

July 13, 2018