Join us for the Nyinyikay Leadership Experience

Congratulations to our winners, we are thrilled that you'll be joining us at Nyinyikay.

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And the winners are...

Beth Cooper
Renee Hancock
Catherine Brennan
Kobie Olsen
Dominique Elliott
Cassandra Ashton
Carol Turnbull
Lauren Peterson
Michele Miller
Julie Okely

Step outside of your everyday work environment for a leadership experience like no other.

Women in Focus, for the first time, is offering our community the opportunity to join a truly unique Aboriginal cultural experience in Nyinyikay, north of Nhulunbuy in East Arnhem Land. 

Over three special days, you’ll share in the daily life of the local Yolngu women, be immersed in their enduring customs and ceremonies, and develop new awareness, knowledge and skills from one of the world’s oldest surviving cultures.

This experience will take you out of your comfort zone and ignite you with a deeper respect and understanding of Aboriginal ways of being. You’ll form deep connections with your fellow Women in Focus community members attending, learn a few new things about yourself, and consider how you can contribute your own entrepreneurial experience and expertise to support Indigenous women in business to continue to thrive.


Where: Nyinyikay Homeland, North East Arnhem Land, NT
When: 28th July – 31st July, 2017
Cost: The cost of the program and travel from Gove return to Nyinyikay is valued at over $3,500 which will be covered by Women in Focus. Flights to and from Gove, including connecting flights via Cairns, are at your own expense.

What can you expect to learn?

  • Understanding of Yolngu culture including:
    • Kinship systems
    • Avoidance relationships
    • Clans and skin names
    • Participating in women’s business
    • Traditional hunting and gathering practices
    • Traditional cooking methods
  • Understanding how, as a community, we can support emerging female Indigenous leaders and entrepreneurs

How to enter:

We are looking for 10 members of our community with a strong commitment to reconciliation to join us at Nyinyikay.

If this sounds like an experience that will enrich your leadership and your business, please apply by filling in the form below by Friday 9th June, 2017. Winners will be contacted via email and phone on Friday 16th June, 2017.

For full terms and conditions, please click here.

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