Nareen Young

Nareen Young is Industry Professor at Jumbunna Institute of Education and Research at University of Technology, Sydney. She leads Jumbunna’s Indigenous People and Work Research and Practice Hub which focuses on robust research and analysis, policy, practice, people and law reform and leads the National Indigenous employment sector.

Nareen is one of Australia’s leading and most respected workplace diversity practitioners, thinkers and influencers, who has led and managed two diversity peak bodies (Diversity Council Australia and NSW Working Women’s Centre), with enormous impact and success, for over 15 years, and was then Director and Employment Lead at PwC’s Indigenous Consulting for three years. She is influenced by both her Indigenous and culturally diverse heritages in this work and has received numerous awards and acknowledgements, including the inaugural Westpac 100 Women of Influence honour for diversity, has commentated widely, presented both nationally and internationally, and published.

Nareen also has significant governance experience, spent a term as Director, Indigenous Business Australia, and currently sits on the boards of Souths Cares, Per Capita and Diversity Arts Australia.

Nareen is an author of Gari Yala (Speak the Truth): Centreing the experiences of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians at work, which is probably the largest survey of the experiences of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people at work published.

We’re pleased to have Nareen as an associate at Yulang.

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