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Rebecca and Sonali

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Rebecca Krai

Papua New Guinea
Master of Disability, Policy and Practice
Flinders University, SA

Rebecca is experienced in human resources management. In her career, she has taken on the venture of establishing a new Human Resources department for PNG's Bible Translation Association. She also has taught business management in technical colleges and secondary schools, where she watched many of her students go onto start their own small businesses. She has worked as an assistant teacher for students with disabilities at the PNG Notre Dame Secondary School.

Rebecca would like to use her skills in human resources and business management training to strengthen PNG girls' pathways from school to employment, while encouraging disability-inclusive and gender equal employment opportunities within both the formal and informal sectors. 

Sonali Hedditch

Senior Manager - Special Projects, Indigenous Business Australia, NSW

Sonali is a qualified lawyer and social scientist, and brings more than 15 years of experience in leading programs that stimulate industry, entrepreneurship and economic growth while improving social and environmental outcomes for communities, particularly women and cultural minority groups.

Sonali has technical expertise in supporting sustainable enterprises in developing economies, through enhanced corporate social responsibility and digital innovation to deliver new products and services for social impact.

Sonali has worked with multi-disciplinary teams in the Pacific, Middle East, East Asia, North Africa and Australia, as well as the Australian Federal Government, World Bank, International Finance Corporation, Asian Development Bank, NGOs and the private sector.