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ABOUT KRISTAL

Kristal Kinsela is a proud and passionate Indigenous business leader and owner who is an expert at connecting people and moving them into action. 

Through determination, resilience and hard work, Kristal built her own professional career and then a multi-million dollar consultancy business. Today, she channels her experience and energy into helping others succeed.

A descendant of both the Jawoyn and Wiradjuri nations, Kristal brings her personal story and over 18 years of business expertise to every project. She has worked with well-known global businesses and every level of government to drive their supplier diversity efforts, helping them develop procurement plans, up-skill their teams and have a positive impact on their communities.

 

Kristal authored the first book published in Australia on Indigenous business procurement, Supplier Diversity How, based on her proven approach. It is the ultimate guide on supplier diversity, outlining five simple steps to follow.

In recognition of her impact on Indigenous communities and business leaders across Australia, Kristal was awarded the 2017 NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year, 2017 Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year, 2019 Indigenous Defence Leader of the Year and appeared in the 2019 AFR 100 Women of Influence list. In 2022 she was recognised by Women's Agenda as the Agenda Setter of the Year, and in 2023 she was a NSW State Finalist in the Telstra Best of Business Awards in the Indigenous Excellence Award.

Kristal's grounded approach and winning attitude make her the ideal partner and expert advisor for any organisation determined to achieve more.

KRISTAL'S TEAM

Sophie Brazel

SOPHIE PENFOLD

Sophie, an Anaiwan woman from the New England area of NSW, joined the Kristal Kinsela Consulting team following an extensive career in the Hospitality and Automotive industry as Kristal’s Executive Assistant.

 

Sophie is proud of her heritage and is eager to work alongside the team, learning how she can proactively support breaking the cycle of unconscious bias, support the growth of the Indigenous businesses sector and foster economic change for Indigenous peoples and their communities.

IN THE MEDIA

In this podcast, Kristal shares how listening better can help us all achieve more.

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Kristal shares her story and why she's so passionate about Indigenous businesses.

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Kristal joins the Blakcast podcast network in partnership with ARN’s iHeartMedia.

Kristal's dedication to change saw her awarded as the 2022 Agenda Setter of the Year.

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