Co-founder and Managing Director – Glimbaa
Amanda is a Brisbane-based entrepreneur and Rare Birds Ambassador who uses storytelling to put Indigenous rights and communities at the heart of her business and our society.
Amanda is co-founder and managing director of the award winning creative agency Gilimbaa, which means ‘today’ in the language of the Wakka Wakka people of central Queensland. Amanda has spent the last decade working with communities and clients to drive social change through community-focused creative strategy.
As the 2013 Telstra Business Woman of the Year (Private Sector QLD) Amanda is a champion of diversity and inclusion, focused on the power of community in the creative process, gender equity and human rights, Amanda is a member of the UN Women Australia and one of the first Global Ambassadors for Rare Birds – inspiring female entrepreneurs.
'I am inspired by Eleanor Roosevelt for her commitment and activity around basic human rights and her view of what’s the point of having human rights if they don’t apply in the street, at work, in the school. She was always switching between micro and macro, between that bigger picture and everyday experience.'
'I love sitting next to any new business owner, I could sit for days with them simply talking and swapping war stories. I’m always inspired by anyone who has given things a go.'
I love every part of ACU - mostly how connected students and lectures were able to be because of the size of the classes. It was a brilliant community for learning and career inspiration.
I found business to be a really hands-on course - they really got us to apply our lectures. This would turn out to be invaluable later in life.
The size - the intimacy - the connection between all who are there.
I was heavily involved - I was on the Student Council all the years of my attendance, Vice President my second year and president my third. I represented the uni at the uni games in hockey, basket ball and touch football, and coached the university's weekend hockey team.
- Recruitment advisor, Ranstard
- Snr HR Advisor/ Training and Development, Downer
- Edi Project Manager, Josephmark
- Co-founder/ Managing Director/ Director of Strategy and Film, Gilimbaa
ACU always linked things back to community - this is my every day mission today.
Patience creates impact. Keep on questioning your work and keep on working with people to get the rights result. You are not an island.
It has been an evolution and journey but yes.
Telstra Business Woman of the Year (Private and Corporate Sector QLD 2013)
This is one of the best, most useful degrees - there is not one job that is not impacted by business and making good decisions about the impact of your work. Bachelor of Business (now Bachelor of Commerce) at ACU gives you this backbone to go anywhere and do anything.
I have created the business and job around me, our work and our amazing team-work with the incredible people and communities impacting the narrative of the country.
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