On Episode 58 I have the absolute pleasure of yarning to Karen Mundine. Karen is from the Bundjalung Nation of northern NSW. As the CEO at Reconciliation Australia, brings to the role more than 20 years’ experience leading community engagement, public advocacy, communications and social marketing campaigns.
Over the course of her career she has been instrumental in some of Australia’s watershed national events including the Apology to the Stolen Generations, Centenary of Federation commemorations, Corroboree 2000 and the 1997 Australian Reconciliation Convention.
Karen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Technology Sydney and is a Director of the Gondwana Choirs and the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre.
Previous roles include Mary Mackillop Board Director, Deputy Chief Executive and General Manager Communication and Engagement, Reconciliation Australia; Senior Consultant, CPR Communications; senior public affairs and communications roles with federal government departments including Prime Minister and Cabinet and Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Listen to our chat as Karen tells us what it was like growing up as a single child in Auburn, her experiences in schooling and stories about travelling the world seeing different places and cultures. Finally, we of course discuss her work with reconciliation Australia, Elevate RAP partners, and the challenges faced on a national scale.
A really deadly and interesting yarn not to be missed!
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