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supporting aboriginal women's leadership

WAALI graduation
Fourteen Western Australian Aboriginal women recently graduated from a program supported by Chevron Australia that empowers participants to strengthen their families and communities through leadership. 

Coordinated by the Western Australian Aboriginal Leadership Institute (WAALI), the Aboriginal Women’s Leadership Program aims to develop leadership capabilities as a means of overcoming Aboriginal disadvantage.

“Many Aboriginal women already play informal leadership roles as influencers and decision-makers. The Aboriginal Women’s Leadership Program supports Aboriginal women to achieve their personal potential whilst recognising the demands they face in fulfilling professional, family and community obligations.”

Robyn Smith Walley

WAALI Co-Chair

Designed by Aboriginal women, for Aboriginal women, the program aims to unite, develop and enable a community of strong, empowered and connected leaders who champion improved outcomes for Aboriginal people, families, communities and culture across Western Australia.

“The program celebrated our strengths, our culture and the roles that we walk in our daily lives,” said program graduate Danielle Cameron. “It has nurtured us, challenged us and helped us to connect with our cultural values, evoking change and growth in us all.”

Graduates of the five-month program are eligible to join the Leadership Working Group; a network of inspired leaders who share a passion for driving change and fostering opportunities for future program graduates. 

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