Founder, Nganya (Advisory Services)
Dixie is a Barkindji woman, who was born in Broken Hill and grew up on Country in Brewarrina. She founded and is the Managing Director of Nganya. Nganya means 'firelight' in Barkindji language, which is the right word to describe the way Dixie and her team collaborate with clients, connect to communities, and challenge the status quo of mediocre leadership on social policy and equity.
Dixie uses her lived experiences to challenge ideas and the way ‘it’s always been done’, knowing that leaders and organisations have the potential for greater advocacy of and impact for health and wellbeing outcomes in First Nations communities. Dixie works alongside Pfizer creating opportunities for transformational leadership to support our colleagues to be more conscious, curious and courageous in their leadership. Through her consultancy work, Dixie is determined to elevate thinking and action beyond generic and transactional engagement to more robust, targeted and impact-focused collaborations.
Health literacy and equitable access to health services is of great importance to Dixie, having worked in the health and social services sector for over 17 years. She has been instrumental in assisting Pfizer to refine its vision of impact and create bespoke leadership development and community consultation programs.