Lighthouse Leadership

When I recently accepted my NAIDOC Youth of the Year Award, I used the quote “I see further, for I stand on the shoulders of giants.” This was in relation to 40years of the Tent Embassy but it was also alluding to the emerging young leaders that I have the privilege of meeting and spending time with and their need for ongoing support and guidance. The support that can only be provided by our family, culture, history and by the giants, the movers and shakers of generations who have weathered the storm and pushed through the glass ceiling.

My definition of leadership is creating space behind you, providing room for growth and providing a shoulder for those brave enough to raise their heads above the crowd. The fire is burning, the passion exists, it is the support and the room to grow that will provide our next generation of leaders the strength to continue to light the path for future generations and change the narrative of Australia.


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