Today is International Women’s Day and the national Indigenous not-for-profit organisation First Nations Foundation has released the second season of its Rich Blak Women podcast.
The podcast explores Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s perspectives on money, identity, business, and community.
Led by an Indigenous majority board since 2006, First Nations Foundation works to achieve financial prosperity for First Nations Australians by building financial literacy and money skills within the community.
The podcast features interviews and stories with inspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women – rich in culture, value, and mindset – that aim to deepen awareness about the unique economic inequities First Nations women face.
The podcast also investigates resilience, success, and connection to culture; empowers financial well-being through shared experiences and learnings; and builds community and allies.c
The First Nations line-up of guests in the new season includes Guyala Bayles (model, actor, activist), Gill Mailman (telecommunications leader), Senator Dorinda Cox (WA Greens), and Marcella Ketchell (GBH Torres Strait Sea & Land Council).
The line-up also includes Shantelle Thompson OAM (Kiilalaana Foundation founder and Jiu Jitsu world champion), Shanell Dargan (boxer and singer), Donnell Wallam (Australian netballer), Celeste Carnegie, (Community Programs & Engagement at Indigitek), and Nornie Bero (Mabu Mabu restaurant owner).
Host, Larisha Jerome, is a proud Jarowair, Wakka Wakka, and Wulli Wulli woman who grew up in Darug Country in Western Sydney, New South Wales and has an extensive background in banking, women’s health, government, and community services.
“This second season of Rich Blak Women provides a deeper insight into what it means to be rich in culture, value, and mindset,” Jerome said.
“I have no doubt every single episode will inspire listeners to reflect on their past of any self-limiting beliefs, of who they are currently embodying in the present, and what they can achieve in the future to create prosperity while honouring themselves and their community.”
She leads the Foundation’s Women’s Financial Wellness work addressing the economic injustice First Nations people face and empowering women to achieve full financial wellness and independence.
As a national Indigenous-led NFP, First Nations Foundation provides free financial education, training, and information designed for First Nations people, by First Nations People.
The Foundation’s offering includes programs and products that reflect the financial well-being priorities identified by First Nations people and their communities and develops partnerships with organisations that have shared values around Indigenous wealth and financial well-being.
Rich Blak Women is available on Spotify and can be streamed from First Nations Foundation’s website directly.
For more information or to listen to the first season, please visit tomorrowmoney.co/women/rbw.
You can also listen to the Foundation’s podcast investigating best practice reconciliation here.