Earlier this month, Terri Janke and Company were recognised for their extraordinary contribution to Supply Nation supplier diversity and the growth of Indigenous business. Terri Janke is a proud Wuthathi/Meriam woman born in Cairns who walks the talk. She has been running her own legal practice for more than 15 years, was NAIDOC Indigenous Person of the Year 2011 and Indigenous Legal Professional of the Year 2012 (Awarded by the Law Council of Australia).
The firm specialises in commercial law and has also developed a program that is uniquely tailored for Indigenous entrepreneurs and Indigenous organisation- Law Way: Indigenous Business and the Law – a 36pg booklet and an online video series that provides the education, support and guidance that are the foundations of starting a viable, sustainable business and ensuring financial autonomy.
This award is significant to Terri Janke and Company because it shows “our strong dedication to growing a strong Indigenous business sector”. Ms Janke said, ‘It’s nice to be recognised, but we celebrate with all Indigenous businesses, who seek to deliver their products and services professionally and efficiently, and with the goal of achieving economic independence on our own terms. It’s great to see the support of the many corporate and government in growing Indigenous business.’