Purposeful leadership with Dixie Crawford

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Kristal Kinsela is the supplier diversity expert who’s done it all before. A published author, trusted advisor to leading global organisations and descendant of both the Jawoyn and Wiradjuri nations, Kristal brings lived experience and over 18 years of business expertise to every partnership.

Dixie Crawford is a Barkindji woman who lives and works on Ngunnawal country. She is the Founder and Managing Director of Nganya.

Nganya, meaning fire starter or flame, perfectly describes the way Dixie collaborates with clients, connects to communities, and challenges the status quo of mediocre leadership on social policy and equity.

Dixie uses her lived experiences to challenge ideas and the way ‘it’s always been done’; she wants to make a difference in the way Aboriginal people are heard and understood.

Her passion is helping others to understand the cause of barriers that impact thinking and doing when it comes to engaging with and creating opportunities for First Nations peoples and communities to thrive. She encourages people to live into the value of robust and purposeful leadership, and be the catalyst of change within organisations and communities.

At Nganya, Dixie leads stakeholder engagement, masterclasses, executive coaching, and the design, implementation and monitoring of Reconciliation Action Plans and First Nations Strategies.

She launched her ‘Black Business with Dixie Crawford’ podcast this year, was named one of ‘20 Australian Women Making Moves in 2022’ by the Australian Business Journal, was a speaker at the 2022 Reconciliation Australia conference and was appointed to the Cricket ACT Board.

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