Lisa Williams, CEO, B.Ed (Adult), B.A (Community Management)
A proud Wiradjuri (western NSW) and Gumbaynggir (mid-north coast, NSW) woman, Lisa Williams has 25 years experience in Aboriginal employment and training. Lisa has worked across the corporate, government and community sectors in workforce planning implementing Indigenous employment and community engagement strategies.
Lisa has designed, developed and delivered educational programs including the pre-employment preparation program Feelin’ Good Looking Deadly and Willing Consultancy’s Cultural Competency Training for Business course, as well as numerous tailored cross-cultural training programs.
Lisa has a strong commitment and passion to Aboriginal self-determination and community empowerment in both a rural and urban setting.
Lisa’s experiences, expertise and networks enables Willing Consultancy to provide appropriate service delivery to businesses offering tailored solutions in workforce diversity planning.
Her goal with Willing Consultancy is to invest in creating a business that focuses on connecting community to all three sectors.
Norma Ingram, Education Consultant, CertIV Training and Assessment, DipEd, M.Ed (Harvard)
Norma is a Wiradjuri woman born in Cowra NSW and was raised on ‘Erambie’ Aboriginal Reserve.
Norma has 30 years experience in senior project management. She was a project manager for the NSW Premier’s Department and Cabinet. She ran training programs at QANTAS and the University of Technology, Sydney, was the Chief Executive Officer of both the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council and the NSW State Aboriginal Land Council. Norma has developed and implemented training programs which focus on developing skills and healthy lifestyles to assist Aboriginal women in gaining meaningful employment This program has been implemented within the Aboriginal communities as well as TAFE.
Norma’s community work includes the governing committees of Aboriginal organisations such as Murawina Pre-School and Wyanga Aboriginal Elders Program (AEP), the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) Board. Her current board commitments includes the Aboriginal Housing Office Board and the Indigenous Advisory Group at UTS and is Co-Chair of the City of Sydney Indigenous Advisory Committee.
Norma provides Welcome To Country when requested.
Education and Aboriginal politics are passions. She is very much a part of the Aboriginal political movement; being there since the Foundation for Aboriginal Affairs, the Aboriginal Tent Embassy and the establishment of the Aboriginal organisations were established in Redfern.
Norma is also a founding member of the local Aboriginal Land Council and the Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG). She is a great networker and uses every occasion to share her culture with others and educate non-Aboriginal people about its importance in today’s society.
As Chairperson of the Wyanga AEP continues to remind Norma that Aboriginal stories are vital to the continuation of Aboriginal culture and must be passed on to the younger generation.