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Indigenous Business Leadership
Save The Date: Lunch with Dr Michelle Evans
Dr Marianne Broadbent
March 6, 2024 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Dilin Duwa Centre for Indigenous Business Leadership, is a centre of engagement, research and teaching focused on Indigenous economic empowerment.
Dr Michelle Evans is the inaugural Director. She holds a joint appointment of Associate Professorship of Leadership and Associate Dean, Indigenous, at the University of Melbourne and the Melbourne Business School. As Director of the Dilin Duwa Centre for Indigenous Business Leadership, Michelle also leads Indigenous initiatives at Melbourne Business School and the Faculty of Business and Economics.
Michelle is co-Founder of Australia’s number one Indigenous Business Master Class program, MURRA, based at Melbourne Business School, founder of the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development at the Faculty of Victorian college of the Arts and Music, and founder of WALAN MAYINYGU Charles Sturt University’s Indigenous entrepreneurship Pop Up innovation hub program in 2017-18.
A Fulbright scholar, Michelle has a unique combination of professional experience in management, community engagement and facilitation coupled with a strong track record in research. Michelle has attracted three highly competitive Australian Research Council grants, focused on investigating Australian Indigenous entrepreneurial leadership and the impact of the Indigenous preferential procurement policy.
Michelle has personally taught and mentored over 250 Australian Indigenous business people through various Indigenous business programs and serves on a number of committees nationally and internationally that focus on Indigenous advancement and rewarding excellence in engagement.
Hear the behind the scenes story of the pursuit of equity for Australia’s First Nations people in the economic life of our country.