NATASHA SHORT

‘Hi Natasha, thankyou so much for presenting at our International Women’s Day event on Sunday, you’re an incredible speaker and your speech was thought provoking and empowering, it gave me goose bumps listening to you’.

Laura Taylor
Coordinator of Operations
Kununurra Neighbourhood House

‘Natasha is one of the most gifted communicators that I’ve ever met.  She draws from deep wells of personal experience, decades of community development work and the many Kimberley Elders that guide and advise her. Her presentation (in any forum/format) is compelling and authentic.  I highly recommend her for any organisation interested in understanding the real and tangible steps they can take to support social and economic empowerment for First Australians’.

Cindy Mitchell
Non-Executive Director and Ted-Ex Speaker

‘Natasha has spoken at events hosted by Impact North multiple times, including intimate online yarns and bigger panels. Natasha always shows up to speak with passion, authenticity and purpose. She is deeply knowledgeable about her community, her region, and what needs to change in order to make the world a better place. She is well prepared and a pleasure to work with, I highly recommend her as a speaker at your next event!’

Alexie Seller
Co-CEO
Enterprise Learning Projects

Natasha speaks from the heart, authentically from a place of deep knowledge and experience. Inspiring, entrepreneurial, and eloquent, Natasha will deepen your understanding of indigenous culture, connect you to the issues of the day and most importantly, engage you in the important conversations that are imperative if we are to prioritize the ‘greater good’ for all Australians’.

Liz Gillies
CEO
Menzies Foundation

‘Natasha is a wonderful public speaker, she speaks with courage and determination from the heart. Natasha engages with her audience through beautiful storytelling and encourages people to join with her; to collaborate and to create a movement for social change in the Kimberley.

Natasha motivates others through sharing her culture, and incorporates the skills, knowledge and wisdom of her Elders. I highly recommend Natasha to speak at your next event,  she’ll take you on a journey which you will remember always’.

Clare Wood
Director
Enterprise Partnerships WA

Poverty to Prosperity in the Kimberley: Indigenous Women Rising

Amplifying the Voices of Kimberley Indigenous Women

Building a bridge of cultural understanding and reconciliation: through the eyes of Kimberley Indigenous Women

Female Leadership in Indigenous communities: Standing Up Together

Get in touch with Natasha to request a different topic or to discuss your event and how Natasha can engage with your audience. 

‘Hi Natasha, thankyou so much for presenting at our International Women’s Day event on Sunday, you’re an incredible speaker and your speech was thought provoking and empowering, it gave me goose bumps listening to you’.

Laura Taylor
Coordinator of Operations
Kununurra Neighbourhood House

‘Natasha has spoken at events hosted by Impact North multiple times, including intimate online yarns and bigger panels. Natasha always shows up to speak with passion, authenticity and purpose. She is deeply knowledgeable about her community, her region, and what needs to change in order to make the world a better place. She is well prepared and a pleasure to work with, I highly recommend her as a speaker at your next event!’

Alexie Seller
Co-CEO
Enterprise Learning Projects

Natasha speaks from the heart, authentically from a place of deep knowledge and experience. Inspiring, entrepreneurial, and eloquent, Natasha will deepen your understanding of indigenous culture, connect you to the issues of the day and most importantly, engage you in the important conversations that are imperative if we are to prioritize the ‘greater good’ for all Australians’.

Liz Gillies
CEO
Menzies Foundation

‘Natasha is a wonderful public speaker, she speaks with courage and determination from the heart. Natasha engages with her audience through beautiful storytelling and encourages people to join with her; to collaborate and to create a movement for social change in the Kimberley.

Natasha motivates others through sharing her culture, and incorporates the skills, knowledge and wisdom of her Elders. I highly recommend Natasha to speak at your next event,  she’ll take you on a journey which you will remember always’.

Clare Wood
Director
Enterprise Partnerships WA

‘Natasha is one of the most gifted communicators that I’ve ever met.  She draws from deep wells of personal experience, decades of community development work and the many Kimberley Elders that guide and advise her. Her presentation (in any forum/format) is compelling and authentic.  I highly recommend her for any organisation interested in understanding the real and tangible steps they can take to support social and economic empowerment for First Australians’.

Cindy Mitchell
Non-Executive Director and Ted-Ex Speaker

Poverty to Prosperity in the Kimberley: Indigenous Women Rising

Amplifying the Voices of Kimberley Indigenous Women

Building a bridge of cultural understanding and reconciliation: through the eyes of Kimberley Indigenous Women

Female Leadership in Indigenous communities: Standing Up Together

Get in touch with Natasha to request a different topic or to discuss your event and how Natasha can engage with your audience. 

Natasha was born and raised in the East Kimberley and is passionate about positive social changes and righting injustices, of which she was aware of, from a very young age. She has lived most of her life in the Kimberley region and is familiar with the challenges. But at the same time, she is solutions-focused and positive about the future.

She has spent the last 25 years working within the Community Development area and has over 20 years of experience in Event Management, often organising and speaking at small to large scale community events.

Her passion for travel and experiencing new cultures began at the age of 20 when she first visited Indonesia. This allowed her to be introduced to new societies and gain a greater awareness and respect for the women in the world around her, and their strength. Further international travel opportunities gave her an appreciation of her own country, its privileges and a desire to share Australian Indigenous cultures with the world. Her interest in learning and sharing led her to organising two separate all Indigenous female teams to PNG (2013) and Zambia (2007) to share, where she was also the invited guest speaker on those occasions.

As a descendant of the Jaru people, she is originally from Halls Creek but now lives on Miriwoong Gajerrong country in Kununurra, East Kimberley with her husband and teenage children.

She feels strongly about creating social change and how women can influence the world for the better.