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Helping First Nations women to shatter the glass ceiling
reportposted on 2018-11-12, 00:00 authored by Henrietta MarrieHenrietta Marrie
This public lecture was given at the invitation of the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, Sustainable Minerals Institute University of Queensland to acknowledge Adjunct Associate Professor Henrietta Marrie's selection as one of the Westpac - Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence for 2014. The paper ponders what lies in store for two young Gimuy Walubara Yidinji girls based on two scenarios posed in a Lowitja Institute 2014 research report, The Shape of Things to Come. The contrasting scenarios outline how their lives might look by the time they reach the age of 29 in 2030. Henrietta looks back on her own experiences and the strong women who influenced her. Drawing on her more recent UN and Australian experiences, she alludes to issues of race and gender for Indigenous women wanting to reach the top in their chosen careers.