Female Founders in Collaboration with Canberra Indigenous Business Network

Event tile with purple to dark purple gradient and decorative leaves around the edge. Tile has CBRIN and CIBN logos, and reads Female Founders in Collaboration with Canberra Indigenous Business network, Tuesday 18 July, 12.15pm to 1.30pm
  • 18 July 2023
  • 12:15pm - 1:30pm
  • Canberra Innovation Network, Level 5, 1 Moore St, Canberra ACT

Event information

Join us on Tuesday 18 July for a very special Female Founders event in collaboration with Canberra Indigenous Business Network (CIBN). Over lunch provided by The Goods Wholefoods, hear from CIBN members as they share their experiences in business in a fireside chat. The panel will explore the importance of diverse contributions to all industries, ways to break down biases, and how to best support Aboriginal-owned businesses.

Meet the Panel:

Rachelle Towart OAM – Managing Director, Pipeline Talent

Rachelle Towart is recognised nationally in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership, governance, and education. Rachelle received her OAM in acknowledgement of her achievements in these areas. As the former CEO of the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre, Rachelle trained thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders as Westpac Community CEO of the Year (2014) and one of Australian Financial Review’s Australian Women of Influence.

Rachelle is passionate about supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to reach their leadership potential. Pipeline Talent is a 100% Indigenous-owned recruitment company specialising in Indigenous appointments. Pipeline Talent draws on its extensive database, its professional, personal, community, and family connections to match your requirements with Indigenous leaders.

Kieran Hynes – Founder, Willyama Indigenous ICT Services

Kieran is the owner of Willyama Indigenous ICT Services (WIIS) and Willyama Services (Willyama). WIIS is Australia’s only 100% Aboriginal-owned and Supply Nation Certified ICT and Cyber professional services company operating nationally. Services include IRAP assessments, ICT security reviews, Project Management, network builds and Information Management services. Kieran has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry and has successfully grown Willyama into one of Australia’s most recognisable Indigenous businesses.

Please arrive at 12:15 PM for a 12:30 PM start. Lunch is included.

*Please note: this event will be photographed. Some of these photos may be used to promote future Canberra Innovation Network events and programs. If you DO NOT wish to be photographed, please let the photographer know on the day.

This event is a woman-focused event that intends an inclusive definition of women. We welcome trans women, nonbinary, gender non-conforming, and anyone who identifies as a woman in a way that is significant to them.



Code of Conduct

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What parking is available?

Parking is available at the City West Carpark, located on Allsop Street. There is also limited street parking around the building.

Where are you located?

Find us at Level 5, 1 Moore Street (City Community Health Building) on the corner of Alinga and Moore Street.

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