Program speakers



Kat Henaway

CEO & Founder

Kat was born and raised in Indigenous communities in Far North Queensland and is a descendent of the Mer and Mua peoples of the Torres Strait Islands. She has 20+ years’ experience in corporate administration and 30+ years’ experience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement. Having worked for multinational organisations in Australia and the UK including Andersons, Société Générale, ABN Amro, EY, The Pensions Regulator and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Kat has gained significant experience in business and relationship development. Today, Kat is an Indigenous Business Advisor with an outstanding record of success in unlocking capital for Indigenous businesses across the PM&C $90m Indigenous Entrepreneurs Fund 2018/19. This experience ignited her passion to design social change through business innovation which saw her launch Blax Capital, Women’s Business and Politics in Colour. With a strong desire to amplify women of colour in leadership, Kat volunteered with UN Women (Sydney 2013) and currently holds leadership roles with Women for Election Australia and Women and Leadership Australia.