Host Mundanara Bayles is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference which is the accumulated knowledge that Aboriginal people developed over the tens of thousands of years of living in this land, now known as Australia.

Relationships are at the core of Aboriginal Culture and Society and in our whole history of living in this country we never invaded our neighbours.

An Aboriginal Terms of Reference introduction is based on “Who you are and not what you do”, this way of introduction has been practiced by Aboriginal people since the first sunrise. From an Aboriginal perspective this way of introduction reinforces our humaness, we are much more than our job titles.

Mitchell is a proud Bidjigal man from La Perouse in south-east Sydney. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Muru Office Supplies, a national Workplace Supplies provider, and is passionate about his role supporting the growth of the First Nations business sector and giving back to community. After working in the IT industry for almost 15yr providing technology services to small business customers, Mitchell discovered the emerging supplier diversity trend in late 2011 and pivoted from IT into workplace supplies. Mitchell has grown Muru from the ground up into one of the largest First Nation owned companies in Australia and partnered with leading brands such as CBA, Telstra, Boral, Qantas, Fortescue Metals, and KPMG.

Mitchell helps organisations capture value above and beyond the products they purchase through Muru. He creates partnerships that are more than transactional, offering ongoing mutual value for both parties through social outcomes. Muru means “pathway” in the language of the coastal Sydney region and Mitchell’s vision is to create a pathway for future generations, helping to close the gap for First Nation people. A percentage of all Muru profits is donated to First Nations community programs that support Education, Employment and Health & Wellbeing initiatives.

Mitchell is also passionate about sport and created The KO App in 2016, it’s a free mobile app that was designed to provide a free resource for the community that includes live scoring and news about the NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Tournament or Koori Knockout as its more commonly known.

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The Black Magic Woman Podcast is hosted by Mundanara Bayles and is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly Aboriginal guests and explores issues of importance to Aboriginal people and communities.

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