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Diversity on Boards - Indigenous

Increasing the variety of people who serve on your Board offers the opportunity to tap into a rich pool of talented candidates, bringing new voices, experiences and approaches to the decision-making process. It will also help you to add depth to existing skills and ideas and, perhaps most importantly, bring the Board closer to properly representing its stakeholders.

Greater diversity will also expand the networks available to your group, help you to reach your "audience," increase the profile of your group and build support for what you are doing in key constituencies.

A number of studies have found that having a diverse Board can also bring about better organisational performance – both financial and non-financial. Diversity makes for better governance – and better governance inevitably means better results.

Reaching out to include Indigenous people on Boards will allow services, groups and the wider community to become more welcoming to Australia's first people.

Below we have listed a range of resources that will help you to make your Board more inclusive of Indigenous people. This list will expand over coming months so keep coming back to check for more resources.



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Useful Resources Do you know of any resources that may be of use to organisations wanting to be more inclusive of Indigenous people ? Send your comments, ideas and links to kathyr@ourcommunity.com.au.



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