Dr Sonya Pearce

Private Researcher, Academic Practicioner and Entrepreneur

Sonya, a Gooreng Gooreng woman, has invested 30 years in working alongside Aboriginal and Torres Islander communities in the challenging yet rewarding realms of education, spanning early childhood to TAFE and University.

As a consultant for both the community and corporate sector, Sonya draws on her extensive academic background in social and economic development for Indigenous people, in particular entrepreneurship and commercialisation, to provide a unique and refreshing approach to strategy and program development. She has a clear vision for the needs of Indigenous communities and seeks to inspire and promote Indigenous people to achieve social and economic self-determination through education and enterprise development. The compassion, influence and drive Sonya brings to the table will ensure you achieve targeted and sustainable results for your next project.

One of her most pivotal achievements to date is her PhD – Indigenous Women and Entrepreneurship in New South Wales, with the accompanying documentary titled, Born from Fire – The Story of Four Aboriginal Women Entrepreneurs

Key Speaking Points

Indigenous Women and Entrepreneurship in NSW

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