Episode 10: Kate Russell

Our next guest on Retail Therapy is Kate Russell (she/her), CEO of Supply Nation, Australia’s foremost advocate for supplier diversity.

Kate brings a wealth of experience, including roles in the public sector and as a Board Director at the Diversity Council of Australia. As a proud Awabakal woman, she holds a deep commitment to supporting Indigenous businesses and advancing economic empowerment within Indigenous communities.

At Supply Nation, Kate has played a pivotal role in fostering the growth of First Nations businesses, contributing to the vibrant Indigenous business community in Australia.

This episode with Kate explores:

  • How to move forward after The Voice referendum
  • Kate’s journey and inspiration to lead Supply Nation
  • Success stories from Supply Nation connections
  • Barriers faced by Indigenous companies and strategies to overcome them
  • How to create opportunities for Indigenous peoples in public and community sectors
  • The evolving landscape of diversity and inclusion in Australian businesses and society
  • The role of the Australian retail industry in supporting Indigenous businesses
  • Advice for meaningful engagement with and support of Indigenous suppliers

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