Yawuru and Bunuba woman Adele Peek is determined to address the lack of capital and resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entrepreneurs.
With her sister, Cara Peek, she co-founded The Cultural Intelligence Project – a multi-award-winning platform that assists organisations to increase diversity and inclusion with conscious business solutions.
Adele also founded Make It Happen HQ, a dynamic, first-of-its-kind innovation hub and think tank providing mentorship, funding and services for First Nations entrepreneurs in the start-up and scale-up stages.
A specialist in Aboriginal strategic engagement and advice, Adele’s leadership skills have enabled her to secure support from major organisations. She has helped grow local Indigenous businesses, which contribute a social return on investment of $4.41 for every $1 invested, promoting self-determination and economic independence.
Adele volunteers as vice chairperson for the not-for-profit Saltwater Country and was the former vice chairperson for Nagula Jarndu Women’s Resource Centre.