Bond University ‘Women Yarning Up’ 2014

The specialist skills of RES General Manager Leann Wilson were recently at the fore when she co-facilitated a ‘Women Yarning Up’ trip to Lockhart River with Catherine O’Sullivan, Pro-Vice Chancellor Pathways and Partnership at Bond University.

The Bond University-sponsored project was organised with the objective of connecting attendees to an Indigenous community to immerse them in the culture of the local people, and providing a deepened appreciation for the cross-cultural challenges faced by Indigenous people. Specifically for women, the trip facilitated a think tank on women’s leadership, and was a rare professional development opportunity for a number of principals from prominent girls’ schools across Australia.

Lockhart River is a coastal Aboriginal community situated on the eastern coast of Cape York Peninsula in Queensland. Situated 800 km north of Cairns, it is the most northern town on the east coast of Australia and has a population of around 700 people, mostly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Video highlights of the trip can be seen here.