Leesa Watego - Round 2, 2016 Champion

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Leesa Watego

Creating digital communication solutions

Leesa Watego is a small-business owner, educator and self-taught digital enthusiast. She is fervent advocate for individuals and communities to use digital technologies to communicate ideas and archive their stories.

As a digital enthusiast, Leesa regularly volunteers to help others to understand how digital technologies can work for them and their projects. Among other things, she:

  • talks to small business owners to help them navigate the new social media landscape
  • works with Indigenous communities to help them find platforms to document their family histories
  • encourages individuals to share their own leadership journeys.

This year, Leesa is delivering a number of digital initiatives on a volunteer basis, including:

  • professional development workshops with Indigenous small business owners through the South East Queensland Indigenous Chamber of Commerce
  • a workshop in association with the Indigenous Lawyers Association of Queensland for Indigenous law students to develop their professional skills in a digital space
  • working with the Murra Indigenous Business Alumni to develop its website.

In 2012, Leesa created Deadly Bloggers, the first and only directory of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander bloggers.

Leesa also lectures in Indigenous education as well creating and curating an Indigenous education resources website, “The Critical Classroom”.

As owner of Brisbane-based creative agency Iscariot Media, Leesa works with a team of graphic and web designers and artists to create communication solutions for Indigenous projects, small businesses, community organisations and government agencies.

Leesa is nominated by: South East Queensland Indigenous Chamber of Commerce

Leesa Watego

Creating digital communication solutions

Leesa Watego is a small-business owner, educator and self-taught digital enthusiast. She is fervent advocate for individuals and communities to use digital technologies to communicate ideas and archive their stories.

As a digital enthusiast, Leesa regularly volunteers to help others to understand how digital technologies can work for them and their projects. Among other things, she:

  • talks to small business owners to help them navigate the new social media landscape
  • works with Indigenous communities to help them find platforms to document their family histories
  • encourages individuals to share their own leadership journeys.

This year, Leesa is delivering a number of digital initiatives on a volunteer basis, including:

  • professional development workshops with Indigenous small business owners through the South East Queensland Indigenous Chamber of Commerce
  • a workshop in association with the Indigenous Lawyers Association of Queensland for Indigenous law students to develop their professional skills in a digital space
  • working with the Murra Indigenous Business Alumni to develop its website.

In 2012, Leesa created Deadly Bloggers, the first and only directory of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander bloggers.

Leesa also lectures in Indigenous education as well creating and curating an Indigenous education resources website, “The Critical Classroom”.

As owner of Brisbane-based creative agency Iscariot Media, Leesa works with a team of graphic and web designers and artists to create communication solutions for Indigenous projects, small businesses, community organisations and government agencies.

Leesa is nominated by: South East Queensland Indigenous Chamber of Commerce