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What happens when you work for 30 years with big, blue chip mining companies and then suddenly realise that you just think differently?
Amanda Healy finally had to accept that her Aboriginal heritage gave her a different way of looking at the world, and in particular her community. Working with big companies brought many big opportunities but when it finally came down to it, Amanda saw that working in a small business that she owned, was more sustainable for a working, single mother.
As an Aboriginal Wonnarua woman, from the Hunter Valley region, who grew up in Geraldton, Amanda was given a great deal of free reign as a child. She believes this ability to ‘run with the mob' unchecked, gave her the ability to see beyond ascribed boundaries in business.
Being the winner of the prestigious Ethnic Business Award 2014 - Indigenous Category has continued to open new doors.
Amanda now believes in giving back to the community, encouraging top-notch education of young people from rural communities, in the form of education scholarships to private schools.
Amanda Healy will be presenting at the Indigenous Business, Enterprise and Corporations Conference taking place at the UWA Business School from the 1-2 December 2014.