Amna Karra-Hassan founded the first ever AFL Women’s team in Western Sydney and is widely recognised for the diversity she brought to the game and for taking the code to Western Sydney. The Club played a critical role in establishing the game in the region, both for women and for its engagement with diverse communities, contributing to the recent inauguration of the GWS Giants in the AFLW.
Her courage has been the centre of much conversation and the reason behind the accolades acknowledging Amna's contribution to the community and women’s sport.
Amna shares her experiences on collaborating with community leaders, small business owners, local government, traditional and social media and thought leaders. She shares how she engages in the story telling process to help others overcome adversity, build confidence and resilience, and lead with perseverance and courage.
She offers insights on how she lead the growth of the Auburn Giants, and the importance of leveraging media. Countless football metaphors of Amna ‘kicking goals’ have been widely shared and celebrated.
Amna believes the heart of innovation, civic participation and community building is a ‘strengths based approach’ and commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Amna holds a Bachelor in Organisational Learning from the University of Technology Sydney and recently completed the Advanced Leadership Program with the Applied School of Management. After 9 years, Amna resigned from the Australian Federal Police having led Community Engagement strategies, and contributed to Reform, Culture and Standards portfolio – responsible for driving cultural change within the AFP.
Amna’s presentation was the perfect way to open our event. Her infectious energy and positive message was well received by all in the room.
Australian School of Applied Management
Inspirational and very authentic. Highly recommend for all audiences.
Amna was wonderful as always, the rawness and power of her words at our Brisbane IWD event really hit home with all of the women in the room. She’s such a beautiful woman, and an inspiration for so many of us!
Really professional, great content and we received really good feedback from our guests.
Amna was terrific – she’s a crowd pleaser. Very relevant for male and female audiences. The story she tells about her relationship with her father is very powerful.
Amna was right on the money with her presentation. She delivered it seamlessly.
Amna was a truly inspirational guest speaker. She had the room captivated from the very start. Amna had the ladies in room in hysterics and she nailed her presentation like a “Boss”.
PAV Compete Event Solutions
Amna worked with us to develop a program that flowed and delivered on the key points we needed to share with staff. This was unexpected, extremely helpful and showed the breadth of her professional capability. The staff loved the vibrancy she bought to the event.
City of Parramatta
She was very energetic and passionate, which was well received by all delegates.
Shoot The Moon
Excellent – an inspirational; speaker and very well received.
We have just concluded our Global Inclusion Month, the month of October here at Norton Rose Fulbright and I wanted to email to say a huge thank you for your wonderful presentation.
We had a range of events during Global Inclusion Month and none of them received the feedback that your speech received. People were so inspired by your warmth, your success and the way you talk about creating inclusion authentically. We are truly grateful for the effort you put into tailoring what you were saying to a group of “corporates” but also to the theme of our Global Inclusion Month, thinking differently together.
Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia