Lauren Ganley is a descendant of the Kamilaroi people and General Manager of Telstra’s National Indigenous Directorate. She has worked with Telstra for more than thirty years. In her current role she leads programs and business activities that make a positive difference for Indigenous communities across Australia.
Lauren was a member of the Expert Panel (2011) to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Australian Constitution. She is currently a Director of Kakadu Tourism and the Aboriginal Foundation of South Australia, Co-convenor of the National Indigenous Corporate Network, a Fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
The internet has many advantages for remote Indigenous people, such as faster communication and greater access to services. However internet access also has brought particular challenges, writes Telstra’s General Manager, Indigenous Directorate, Lauren Ganley.
NAIDOC Week 2013 is here, and what a week it is! NAIDOC is a special celebration of Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander culture and communities, a time when we come together to recognise the contributions and achievements of Indigenous Australians right across our country.
At Telstra, we’ve kicked off the week by re-branding our home page with the beautiful artwork from our Reconciliation Action Plan. The interactive artwork tells a story of connection, celebration and action via a centrepiece ‘bull-roarer’, a traditional device used to call people from far and wide to join the celebration.