A warm congratulations to Clare Bailey, Head of Marketing, for receiving the Champion of Change Award at KARI’s 2022 Thank You Celebration.
A passionate driver of diversity and culture initiatives at Taylor, Clare’s unwavering commitment to reconciliation and inclusivity was acknowledged in front of industry peers at the event, held at the ICC. The Champion of Change Award recognises Clare’s personal contribution to empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and the significant role she plays making a difference in the lives of Aboriginal peoples.
Joining Taylor in 2020, Clare reflected on the need to build cultural capacity – particularly by continuing to strengthen business relationships with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders in the community. Through this journey, Taylor began the process of developing their own Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), as well as establishing an ongoing relationship with Official RAP partner KARI.
Reflecting on the evening, Clare said, “One of the best things about doing a RAP is connecting with new partners, and none have been more pivotal than KARI Foundation.
KARI is the largest Aboriginal Charity in Australia, existing to support Aboriginal people and community through education, employment and connection to celebrate culture.
We connected through their work with the Property Industry Foundation – since then, Casey Ralph, CEO, and Cain Slater, COO, have generously advised Taylor on our RAP. I am delighted that KARI has also become involved with us in ceremony and engagement, procurement, tender advice and volunteering opportunities for our team and the UTS Built Environment Student Association that we sponsor.
In 2022 Taylor announced an annual $15,000 KARI/Taylor #WomenBreakingGround Scholarship to support high achieving female Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to pursue tertiary studies in Construction.”
Congratulations, Clare, on this well-deserved recognition. You strive to embrace the strength of our differences and cultivate a sense of belonging by initiating important conversations to nurture partnerships that celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
You can learn more about Taylor’s commitment to Diversity here, and our #WomenBreakingGround Scholarship here.