Kia Dowell

Kia Dowell

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Kia Dowell leads the award-winning strategic agency Codeswitch, which combines business, human behavior and Australian Aboriginal knowledge systems to discover innovative solutions for organizational, human and social challenges.

Codeswitch focuses on intelligent outcomes for positive collective impact using business strategy, community engagement and leader capability. Their leader capability programs provide individuals in a transitional phase with the skills to unlock their full potential and drive organizational performance. For business professionals, a one-day intensive action-learning program delivers practical results for immediate application in any organization working with Aboriginal entities or communities. Codeswitch has recently expanded its services with its two-day Codeswitchers Entrepreneurs for Innovation & Change Summit series and will release its online learning and knowledge hub in 2017.

Since 2012, Codeswitch has worked with over 70 clients, graduated 500 program alumni and currently delivers their free digital magazine, Codeswitchers, to over 2,500 subscribers around the world. Key achievements of the company include the 2015 WA BusinessNews 40under40 Awards, 2015 Perth NAIDOC Awards, 2015 CEBA Awards and 2015 NAB Ethnic Business Awards State Finalist.

Kia is currently a non-executive director with IRAM, a for-profit entity that leverages commercial retail investments to deliver financial and non-financial returns to Indigenous shareholders.