Podcast: The trials and triumphs of a trailblazer
Client URL: www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au
Headquarters: Sydney, Australia
Guest Speaker: Yvonne Weldon, Councillor
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In our final episode for season 2 of Humanity Works, we have a special guest who shares a unique perspective.
Yvonne Weldon has led a life of service, built on the generations that have come before her and one that will hopefully leave a better world behind for those to come. Following a path of calling and not looking for leadership, Yvonne made history in 2021 as the first Aboriginal Australian to be elected to the City of Sydney Council.
In this conversation with Craig Forman, Yvonne talks about the challenges and gifts of growing up amongst struggle and racism. This episode explores what it means to be a trailblazer, plus the personal and historical significance of being named 2022 NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year.
Through deeply personal stories, Yvonne shares her trials and triumphs as an Aboriginal woman growing up in Australia and the path that led her to her position as councilor. Yvonne discusses her thoughts on the term "allyship," the ongoing problem with white privilege, and how she makes a difference in the lives of others simply by being inclusive and listening.
Listen now on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.
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