We have been blown away by the extraordinary applications we received for this round of our Ember Connect Game Changer Grant program, each showcasing diversity, creativity, and a commitment to personal growth. The decision was incredibly tough for our panel with 54 amazing applications in front of them, however we are very excited to share with you our latest Game Changer Grant recipients!
Juanita Wilson (QLD) will be attending the WomanSpeak Foundational Retreat in November. Juanita, a Yorta Yorta woman studying Social Impact and working in Community Development, shared her excitement with us, saying, “As a single mum who works hard to provide for the kids, affording this course was a challenge. But now, thanks to the Grant, I can attend! And I am so ready for it!”
Rebecca Gerrett-Magee (Vic) is being supported to attend the Parrtjima Festival of Light in April 2024. Rebecca is a proud Yorta Yorta, Wemba Wemba, and Dja Dja Wurrung woman working in higher education. Rebecca expressed the significance of this opportunity, stating, “This grant will allow me to expand my knowledge and teaching methods, and enrich my cultural connections. It truly is a game changer.”
Finally, Jacqualine Elwell’s (WA) Game Changer grant will support her to attend the 2023 Pacific Games in November as part of the ABC International Development pilot program. Jacqualine, an East Arrernte woman, is breaking new ground for Indigenous women in International Sports Commentating. She shared her enthusiasm with Ember Connect, saying, “I am incredibly excited to enhance my skills and seize the opportunities that this experience will bring, all made possible by the Game Changer grant.”
Thank you to all applicants and congratulations to Juanita, Rebecca, and Jacqualine! We are immensely proud to support you on your journey and are inspired by the paths you are forging. Thank you to all who applied, we have been so energised by the impact our sisters are making!