1 December 2021

‘My name is Lisa, and I was a mentee in the ABCN GOALS program in 2014. I would like to reconnect with my mentor to thank her again for all her valuable advice back in...

30 November 2021

ABCN Foundation scholarship winner Billy is a proud Wonnarua Nation young man from the Hunter Valley in NSW. In his successful application for a three-year Accelerate scholarship, the Aboriginal student, now Brisbane-based, talked bravely about the discrimination he has faced all his life, citing the...

22 November 2021

The Australian Business and Community Network’s CEO Allegra Spender is resigning to run as an independent candidate in the next Federal election. The Board wishes to thank Allegra for her outstanding leadership over the past...

25 October 2021

Confidence in talking about the sensitive subject of money is a key objective of a new financial capability module that ABCN is starting to integrate in its innovative mentoring programs.  It was in the middle...

31 August 2021

A project to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to consider a wide range of careers and pursue their goals uses a bespoke approach to create buzz. In a classroom at Northlakes High School on the NSW Central Coast earlier...

31 August 2021

Amp up your facial expressions when mentoring online was one of the many suggestions ABCN mentors heard at our first-ever Mentoring Masterclass. Listening and storytelling are crucial elements of great mentoring, and doing it online...

31 August 2021

Winning an ABCN Foundation scholarship creates ripples throughout a student’s family and community, as Vivien’s story shows.   When Vivien was three, her mother was diagnosed with brain cancer and her father, a Vietnamese refugee, became a...

6 July 2021

ABCN Foundation scholarship recipient Nicole Hillier can claim a couple of firsts: she is the first in her family to head to university and ABCN’s inaugural South Australian scholar.   Nicole was one of 10 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students whose...

10 June 2021

Despite a rough start to the year, ABCN Foundation scholarship recipient Samara says she’s now finding her rhythm and feeling more confident than in previous years.   The Year 2 Accelerate scholar is in Year 12 and completing her Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).  Samara is one...

10 June 2021

Emily Winter was considering a creative career before her GOALS program, but wasn’t sure which direction to take. Look where the marketing executive is now.   In 2007, 15-year-old Bass High School student Emily Winter was selected for the GOALS program, an experience she says changed her view of herself. Now 28 and...

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