Within the language of the Yorta Yorta individuals kalinya means good, lovely and trustworthy – values that Jirra Lulla Harvey is set to embed into all her enterprise dealings, because the founder and managing director of Kalinya, a communications company specialising in First Nations enterprise technique.
The Koorie lady was raised by a fiercely inventive and political household, and grew up surrounded by tales of affection, ardour and take care of group. By way of her dad and mom, she additionally noticed distinctive methods of working inside Aboriginal community-controlled companies and organisations, which she carried by way of her college years and post-graduation work in universities, authorities and the company sector.
With Jirra on the helm, Kalinya fuses trendy enterprise with Indigenous information methods: on one hand constructing robust PR and communications technique for First Nations; and on the opposite, consulting with non-Aboriginal companies, on methods they’ll work with First Nations collaborators and companions, and embed very important Aboriginal knowledge into their very own firm ideas and practices.
On this fascinating dialog, Jirra explains how the values that underpin Indigenous tradition and information have gotten increasingly related to good enterprise technique. Actually, as extra company organisations search to embed social accountability and ‘revenue with goal’ into their enterprise fashions, we’re seeing a return to the identical ideas which have guided Aboriginal leaders for hundreds of years. For instance, ‘aware consumerism’ is, at its essence, caring for Nation.
Proper now Jirra is precisely the place she must be – and he or she has BIG plans brewing! On this inspiring dialog, we talked concerning the energy of Aboriginal pondering and values, and why proper now’s a essential second for Aboriginal entrepreneurship in Australia. Jirra additionally shares an introduction to her tremendous thrilling new challenge, Kalinya Retreats – retreats for indigenous entrepreneurs and pals, to come back collectively, and speak enterprise beneath the celebs. Signal us up!
I used to be so impressed by this fascinating and beneficiant chat, as you’ll be too!
Big because of Jirra for becoming a member of us for this insightful podcast dialog. Jirra additionally joins us this yr as a choose within the Collaboration class of The Design Recordsdata + Laminex Design Awards 2021!