ANZ and Black Magic Woman announce partnership podcast series

The podcast Black Magic Woman is partnering with ANZ to achieve reconciliation sooner via a podcast series.

The announcement:

With National Reconciliation Week (NRW) in the spotlight, highlighting efforts towards achieving reconciliation in Australia, ANZ and award-winning podcast, Black Magic Woman have launched a partnership series.

Featuring Indigenous business owners, suppliers, community partners, and ANZ employees, the series will highlight a range of voices in telling the stories of personal and business experiences with reconciliation.

The podcast aims to inspire a wide range of audiences, and highlights ANZ’s commitment to supporting Indigenous business with a wide range of business operations, financial wellbeing, and employment opportunities.

Mundanara Bayles, managing director of The Black Card, and Supply Nation 2023 Indigenous Business Woman of the year, a recognised leader in helping to support Australia’s leading organisations to deliver on their RAP program outcomes, notes there has been natural alignment when it comes to the ongoing partnership with ANZ, which since 2020 has supported more than 1,750 employees in completing BlackCard’s signature Cultural Capability program.

The partnership is based on five years of shared vision, in which ANZ has worked closely with Mundanara and the BlackCard team to drive meaningful outcomes as part of its commitment to reconciliation for its national reconciliation program, culminating in the empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people toward self-determination and in control of their financial wellbeing.

“I would love to see more Indigenous businesses engaging with ANZ for their banking needs. I am an ANZ customer and can speak first-hand about how much of a difference it makes when you have a business banker who is First Nations,” said Mundanara Bayles.

“It is inspiring to see the ways in which ANZ can help Indigenous businesses to start and grow their operations, as well as creating many employment opportunities, not just at entry level with traineeships, but throughout ANZ’s organisation. Our vision is to see more Australian organisations representing our people and culture at the highest level,” she said.

Closing the gap on Indigenous unemployment rates has been a key driver for Mundanara across her body of work, over the last two decades. Data from Supply Nation shows every $1 spent on the Indigenous supply chain delivers a social return of $4.41, a significant indicator of the positive ripple effect this brings to the well-being and self-determination of First Nations people.

ANZ general manager, small to medium enterprise banking, Paul Presland said, “ANZ is pleased to have the opportunity to make a difference in driving employment diversity, and financial wellbeing for First Nations business owners and entrepreneurs. This partnership offers a rich sense of purpose to all involved.”

Black Magic Woman was the first Indigenous podcast signed by IHeartRadio in 2023 and is also available on the BlakCast Network.

The first episode of the ANZ partnership series went live on 28 May, to mark National Reconciliation Week, and is now available on all podcast channels including IHeartRadio, Spotify, and Apple podcasts.

Source: Havas Red


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