Rhiannon is the founder of Saltwater Sistas. She is a First Nation woman from the Mununjali people of Beaudesert and grew up on Gumbaynggirr Country. She lives and runs her business from the Coffs Coast, NSW.
Rhiannon says “I started Saltwater Sistas because I did not have much confidence as a young Aboriginal woman. Fortunately, I was able to access some great opportunities in my life and I would like other Aboriginal women and youth to have these opportunities too”.
Rhiannon has had opportunities like swimming with whales and sharks, and spending time with Native American Elders on their traditional lands in Black Hills South Dakota that have informed her thinking on empowering Indigenous girls and women and the link with ocean conservation.
Her work history is in Aboriginal health, employment services and youth services. She holds a Diploma in Leadership and Management, a Graduate Diploma in Aboriginal Health, Certificates in Business and Community Services and is currently studying a Bachelor of Marine Science and Management at Southern Cross University, NSW.
Saltwater Sistas. Empowering Indigenous Women & Youth in Ocean Conservation, Wellbeing and Culture. Rhiannon invites Aboriginal women and youth into a space that will empower them to feel confident in life, strong in culture and be inspired by the ocean. She runs a series of workshops for groups and one-on-one mentoring sessions on culture, wellbeing, self-esteem, self-care and ocean conservation.
Sister Pitch Asks: Rhiannon is seeking strategic planning support including support to develop a financial sustainability plan for Saltwater Sistas. She is also looking for support with a social media strategy and plan.