Murawin’s story began in the 1960s when Murawin cofounder Carol Vale was born to a Dungutti mother and Gumbaynggirr father on the Armidale Mission in northern NSW. A young Carol had a thirst for knowledge which was encouraged by her father. After 17 years, Carol found herself working in a NESA Traineeship. Over the proceeding 30 years, Carol became a senior officer in the NSW and QLD Governments, and a specialist in inter-cultural consultation and facilitation. It was during this time she met partner, Greg McKenzie.
Greg was raised on a small farm in Narromine in central west NSW. With a talented seamstress mother and his father, a hard-working haymaking contractor, Greg was a persistent youth, determined to help others. For a decade Greg worked diligently as a laborer, famer and in youth work. After completing multiple degrees, he dedicated his life and career to assisting disadvantaged youth, families, and communities. Over 20 years Greg worked across the not-for-profit sector and at various levels of Government. In this work, he met Carol.
Murawin was founded in 2014 by its current Chief Executive Officer Carol Vale, and current Chief Operating Officer Greg McKenzie.
From the beginning, Murawin’s purpose has been to create impact by breaking cycles of disadvantage and amplifying initiatives that contribute to improved futures for Indigenous Australians and other marginalised groups. Since Murawin’s inception, the dynamic duo, Carol and Greg have been working hard to build Murawin’s people, capabilities, clients, and future.
With staff spread nationally, Murawin now has offices established in Brisbane and Sydney. Our client’s geographic footprint extends from Melbourne to Thursday Island, from London to New Zealand. We provide strategic advice, support, resources and expertise to clients from around the world.
We offer broad capabilities and cultural knowledge that allow us to strengthen our client’s work, enabling us to partner with leading organisations, and contribute to improved futures for Indigenous Australians, creating real impact.
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Tiddas in Business
In 2018, Murawin established the Tiddas in Business program which is uniquely designed to support Indigenous women and girls to step into business.
The program provides participating Indigenous women with a range of tools to help build and grow their businesses through intensive, culturally appropriate training, workshops, mentoring, leadership development, and networking opportunities.
Supporting Indigenous women with their business, provides them with the opportunity to generate wealth and economically empowers them, their children, their families, and communities.