13 May 2024

Celebrating New Speakers, Carla Rogers and Aunty Munya’s Victory at the 2024 Telstra Best Business Awards

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In a big win for compassion and community, Carla Rogers and Aunty Munya Andrews of Evolve Communities have been recognised with the National Building Communities award at the 2024 Telstra Best of Business Awards. ICMI are thrilled to have Carla and Aunty Munya join our speaker roster, and we commend them on their achievement, and their contributions to building a kinder, more inclusive Australia.


“We are so thrilled to have won, especially in this category,” said Carla Rogers, co-Director of Evolve Communities. “It shows that the judges really got us, and our purpose.” During the comprehensive application process, Evolve Communities stood out among thousands of applicants, due to their dedication to fostering meaningful connections with communities across Australia.

At the National Judging, Carla and Aunty Munya pitched to the judges, against an array of fellow Building Communities State Winners. Their advocacy for inclusivity and respect led to their well-deserved victory, as the judges were impressed by the scale of Evolve Communities’ impact and their commitment to making the world a kinder place. Aunty Munya’s influence on social media was noted, with recognition of her role in promoting gentleness and kindness in Australian society.

Aunty Munya expressed gratitude for the ability to share their journey with fellow Finalists, reflecting on this in her acceptance speech. “What an honour and a privilege to be associated with all of you beautiful, talented, and creative people”. Carla Rogers echoed this sentiment, thanking Telstra, the judges, and the Alumni for their support. “Our vision is for non-Indigenous people like myself to join our thriving communities of Allies,” she said. “Together, we can create a kinder, more inclusive Australia.”

ICMI is proud to have Carla Rogers and Aunty Munya Andrews join our speakers roster. Their drive to build connection and foster understanding aligns with our mission to inspire and educate audiences. We are excited for our clients to engage with Carla and Aunty Munya, and elevate their event with the unique perspectives and reflections of these remarkable women. Get in touch to book them for your next event!

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