AS CAMPBELLTOWN celebrates NAIDOC week, six of our indigenous women are already starting to put their new leadership skills to work in their community.
They graduated from the Macarthur Indigenous Women's Leadership Program at Campbelltown Arts Centre on Friday.
"Overwhelmingly they spoke about the strength they've gained, the friendships they've formed and how they are going to use the skills in the community," the Benevolent Society's senior manager for south-west and western Sydney, Jenni Hutchins, said.
"For me it's about showing how women are the cornerstone in the community, so it was a great way to start the celebrations of NAIDOC week."
The event also included indigenous dance groups, a didgeridoo player and a speech from Campbelltown MP Bryan Doyle.
The leadership program aims to build confidence and leadership skills for Macarthur's indigenous women. Details: 4633 3777.