Women’s Small Business Champion Award for Koori Curriculum
The Australian Women’s Small Business Champion Awards saw thousands of entries this year and honoured the achievements of a total of 65 category winners from a broad cross section of industries. Additionally, four individual category winners were recognised at the red-carpet event, which was hosted by accomplished journalist and popular broadcaster, Deborah Knight.
Founded by Wiradjuri Woman and early childhood teacher Jessica Staines, the Koori Curriculum is an Aboriginal Early Childhood consultancy that supports early childhood educators to grow their cultural confidence and capacity, based on connections with local and international organisations which promote the interests of First Nations people.
“While it’s essential for children to be exposed to and educated on the First Nations history and culture of Australia, many educators are hesitant to deliver this teaching for fear of getting it wrong or causing offence,” Ms Staines explained to local news source Central Coast News.
“This is where we step in.”
The Koori Curriculum team is committed to creating new and diverse ways to reach educators across Australia and the world, adding to the ever expanding suite of products and services including podcasts, educational resources, exclusive publications, webinars, online summits, conferences, in-services and planning days, and a dedicated membership program for educators.
A number of products are available in the Koori Curriculum online store, with an emphasis on First Nations partners and suppliers.
This year marks the second consecutive year of the Australian Women’s Small Business Champion Awards – a prestigious and comprehensive programme that celebrates the growing number of Australia’s most inspiring and influential women in small business.
“There’s no doubting the rising success of female-led small businesses from all corners of this country,” said Steve Loe, Awards Founder and Managing Director of Precedent Productions, which coordinates the Australian Women’s Small Business Champion Awards.
“Just as the Matildas shone during this year’s World Cup, attracting the nation’s admiration and highlighting the positive contribution of women in sport, the Australian Women’s Small Business Champion Awards programme has been specifically created to shine a spotlight on the rising economic and social contributions of women in small business – spanning all capital cities as well as rural, regional and suburban towns.”
The Award was announced at a National Presentation Evening Gala Event held at the new Western Sydney Conference Centre on Saturday 23 September 2023, and was sponsored by Nine Plus, CUB, NOVA Employment, Castaway Forecasting, Xcllusive Business Sales and Big Clean.
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