Joanne Pellew is an entrepreneur, a proud Noongar woman, and a savvy business leader. Since founding her first business at the age of 21, she has since dedicated her personal and professional life to Indigenous affairs, and to creating opportunities for businesses and Indigenous Australians to come together in meaningful and lasting ways.

Having built the largest database of Indigenous workers in the country, as well as becoming the first Indigenous woman to operate a registered training organisation (RTO), Joanne is uniquely positioned to provide insights into the world of business, Indigenous affairs, employment and training, and entrepreneurship.

Joanne has been recognised by Smart Company as one of the Top 20 Business Thinkers in Australia for 2018 and was a 2017 Telstra Businesswoman of the Year Award nominee, and has had the pleasure of speaking at:


  • Local Contracting Alliance (2016)
  • IBECC (2016)
  • Indigenous Employment Summit (2015)
  • Broadband in the Bush (2017)
  • Oil & Gas Industry Indigenous Engagement Forum (2016)

Joanne specialises in presenting on issues including:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Indigenous employment
  • Training
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Digital inclusion
  • Technology

You can read more about Joanneā€™s personal story in her bio, and view a range of media appearances and interviews here.

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