ACT First Nations leader in the running for Indigenous Businesswoman of the Year

Posted: 13 July 2023

Rachelle Towart OAM, Managing Director Pipeline Talent, has been announced as a finalist of Supply Nation’s Indigenous Businesswoman of the Year Award.

Ms Towart OAM - a proud Wonnarua woman - was selected as a finalist due to her 30-year commitment in advancing Indigenous representation in the workforce and supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to reach their leadership potential.

Ms Towart said, “To be recognised by a national Indigenous organisation such as Supply Nation and be amongst a cohort of truly outstanding First Nations leaders is such an honour.

“My ethos, and that of my team at Pipeline Talent, aligns 100% with Supply Nation’s mission to ensure every Australian has an equal opportunity to achieve and succeed, so to be chosen as a finalist for this award is something I am very proud of.”

Ms Towart has built on her achievements in leadership, governance and education through the creation of Pipeline Talent in 2016. Pipeline Talent is a 100% Indigenous owned and managed recruitment agency, committed to mobilising the careers of Indigenous people. It is also a proud member and supporter of Supply Nation.

“First Nations businesses are profoundly rooted to country, with deep knowledge and understanding of culture and tradition. This connection to culture enables businesses such as my own to better understand community relationships, building connections that are formed by self-determination and - on a practical level - better financial, environmental and societal outcomes.” said Ms Towart.

The Supplier Diversity Award winners will be announced at the Connect 2023 Gala Awards Dinner on Tuesday 8 August at ICC Sydney, Gadigal Land.

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