ABOVE: Chandra Guragai, Nikki & Sara Rajabi: at Albury Tafe, for the weekly Blind Grit course, for fabulously creative adult refugees, as part of the social engagement phase of the business, 2017.
The new Disability Leadership Institute (DLI) is Australia’s first cohesive ongoing program to support & develop leaders & emerging leaders with disabilities. It is the world’s first disability leadership program to be fully developed & run by disability leaders ! Founder & CEO, Christina Ryan, believes that leaders with disabilities have unique perspectives, that when harnessed & applied to big picture strategies, hold powerful potential for future building.
Nikki has been chosen as part of a group of emerging disability leaders to take part in a 12 month program of coaching, learning & communities of practice, designed to increase her effectiveness as a disability leader.
Nikki: “I’m humbled & honored to be chosen as part of this group of disability leaders. Christina is an amazing (& fun !) coach. I’ve already uncovered depths & strengths that I had under valued & overlooked in myself. As part of this role, I receive the right to use the letters DLI after my name; which I’m going to proudly start now … Nikki Hind (DLI) Founder of Blind Grit.”
An Exciting, Fun Focus Group for our 1st Collection Designs was held at the stunning NAB building at Docklands in Melbourne last week. Thank you so much to NAB & Global Sisters for making this happen !
A HUGE thank you to all my wonderful participants. It was a scorching 42C in Melbourne. Even the trams & trains were melting down !
We are now working hard & taking our time to ensure we develop & put in place an ethical manufacturing chain, for our first collection … Can’t wait !
Tika & his brother Durga (with Deb Culhane from marshalls+dent+wilmoth lawyers & Blind Grit Founder, Nikki) accepting his $500 award as Blind Grit’s 1st Official Artist. Congratulations Tika !
… But, wait. There’s more ! This impressive young man chose to donate his $500 award back to Blind Grit; with the request that it be used to help other kids to find self belief & direction. To give other kids an opportunity to give something they love a go. Read more of what this incredible young man has been doing.
A big thank you to Deb for so generously giving her time to put together the legal Terms & Conditions for our inaugural Art Competition. I so appreciate your impeccable attention to detail to ensure our competition ran smoothly with all the relevant legal protections for both our entrants & ourselves in place.