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Tune into the Tiddas in Business Introductory Forum

23 May 2022

Our Tiddas in Business program, will be hosting a FREE Introductory Forum online on Friday 27 May.

During the Introductory Forum, Carol Vale CEO of Murawin Pty Ltd, will share highlights and learnings from her own business journey, along with an overview of the Tiddas in Business program.

The Introductory Forum will provide insight into establishing a business and the complexities that emerge along the business journey. We will also talk about the unique Indigenous women’s support networks offered by Murawin, and finally we will respond to the various Tiddas inquiries.


When and where is the forum being held?

The forum will be held on Friday 27 May 2022, online. It will run for approximately two hours, commencing at 10am and finishing at 12noon (AEST).


Do I need to register to attend?

Yes. This is a FREE forum, but if you wish to attend, please complete our registration form by clicking the following link or visit Introductory Forum  Registration (

Bring your Tiddas and friends with you!


Want to learn more about the presenter?

The Introductory Forum is being hosted by Carol Vale, CEO of Murawin Pty Ltd. 

Carol Vale is a Dunghutti woman with bloodline connections to the Gumbaingirr and Anaiwan people of NSW. She is the mother of four and grandmother of ten of her own and four from her sisters’ grandchildren. She is an entrepreneur and businessperson with over three decades of experience in government.

Carol was raised on the Aboriginal mission in Armidale with her cousins and extended family. According to Carol, her family and indeed, her extended family, are the primary drivers behind her dogged determination to seeing her business succeed. She has witnessed first-hand the power that Indigenous businesses can have to changing the social and economic lives of Aboriginal people. Carol is a firm believer that business enables choice and breaks paradigms that impact on our being all that we can be.

In 2014, Carol and her partner, Greg McKenzie, took a leap of faith and backed their own abilities and experience and founded their business, Murawin Pty Ltd. The business originally started out as a consultancy firm primarily undertaking Indigenous stakeholder engagement for clients across New South Wales and Queensland but has today been built into a well-known consultancy firm which provides a wide breadth of services throughout Australia.

To date, Murawin has been privileged to deliver on several influential public policy pieces of work, including most recently, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Retrospective Review of ‘Closing the Gap,’ the State of the Environment Report and key projects in the child protection and justice space.

When discussing what it is like to be in business as an Aboriginal woman, Carol says that the best thing about it is being able to positively influence others; specifically, starting to have other members of her own family start to think about business and the possibilities that come from that.

Who can I talk to if I have a question?

To learn more about Tiddas in Business, visit or to ask a question about the Introductory Forum, please email

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