Mikaela Jade

CEO, Indigital

Mikaela is a Cabrogal woman of the Dharug-speaking Nation of Sydney. She is also the Founder and CEO of Indigital, Australia’s first Indigenous Edu-tech company. Through Indigital, Mikaela seeks to develop innovative ways to digitise and translate knowledge and culture from remote and ancient communities. Her aim is for Indigital to help create meaningful pathways for Indigenous people into the digital economy and the creation of future technologies.  

Mikaela's visionary work and achievements have been widely recognised. In 2022 alone, Mikaela was announced as one of 15 leaders to be awarded the Schwab Foundation 2022 Social Innovators of the Year award, was nominated for the ACT Australian of the Year Award, and was named ANU Indigenous Alumna of the Year. In 2023, Mikaela was chosen as one of three independent expert panel members leading the Pathway to Diversity in STEM Review. Mikaela has spoken at the United Nations in New York to demonstrate the impact of new technologies in Indigenous communities, is a member of the WEF Metaverse Governance Steering Group, and is a delegate on the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. 

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